Headline: Weston Golf Club Hosts Fourt 2017 Massachusetts Mid-Amateur Qualifying; 19 Advance to Next Month's Championship Proper

For Immediate Release: August 24, 2017

Weston GC hosted the fourth of six Massachusetts Mid-Amateur qualifiers on August 24.

Weston, MA — In what was the fourth Massachusetts Mid-Amateur Championship qualifier of the week, held Thursday at Weston Golf Club, 19 competitors advanced to the Championship Proper scheduled to begin in just over a month. The qualifier, which was the largest to date with 73 in the field, saw competitors shoot between 2-under par 70 and 5-over par 77.

Click here for complete results from the Weston GC qualifier.

In addition to the 19 qualifiers, which increased the field size to 66 with two qualifying sites remaining, an additional four competitors who shot 6-over par 78, or one stroke more than the final qualifying spot, were added to the alternate list per the alternate policy, which can be found on the MGA Policy and Procedures webpage.

The 34th MGA Mid-Amateur Championship is open to amateur golfers who have reached their 25th birthday by September 25, 2017 and who have an active MGA/GHIN Handicap Index at any public, private, semi-private, municipal or non-real estate MGA member course/club not exceeding 5.4 (as determined by the July 15, 2017 Handicap Revision) or have completed their handicap certification.

The following competitors advanced to the Championship Proper, taking place at Franklin Country Club from September 25-27.

QUALIFIERS:
Kyle Spellman (Weston GC) 70
Matt Vaughn (Wampatuk CC) 72
Austin Smith (Concord CC) 72
Glendon Sutton (Belmont CC) 72
Mike McCann (Andover CC) 73
Shawn Scott (Long Meadow GC) 74
Victor Galvani (Framingham CC) 75
Jesse Zorfas (Framingham CC) 76
Josh Bloomberg (Pine Brook GC) 76
Brian Light (International) 76
Eric Raisman (Pine Brook CC) 76
Sean Andrews (Thomson CC) 76
David Walshe (Nabnasset Lake CC) 77
Jeff Lindo (Segregansett CC) 77
Bobby Willeneuve (GreatHorse) 77
Doug Rubin (Pine Brook GC) 77
Brandon Parker (Worcester CC) 77
J.P. Chouinard (Sassamon Trace GC) 77
Timothy LaFrankie (Marlborough CC) 77

ALTERNATES:
Damon Lusk (George Wright GC) 78
Brian Bassett (Oyster Harbors) 78
Andrew Luther (Vesper CC) 78
Dustin Willard (Boston GC) 78

Two more Massachusetts Mid-Amateur Championship qualifiers will be held when qualifying resumes next week. The final two qualifiers will be held at Chicopee Country Club and Olde Barnstable FGC on August 29 and August 31, respectively.

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