Headline: Chicopee Country Club Hosts Third 2017 Massachusetts Mid-Amateur Qualifying; Nine Advance to Next Month's Championship Proper

For Immediate Release: August 29, 2017

Chicopee CC hosted the fourth of six Massachusetts Mid-Amateur qualifiers on August 23.

Chicopee, MA — Nine more competitors punched their ticket to the 2017 Massachusetts Mid-Amateur Championship on Tuesday at Chicopee Country Club, the fifth of sixth qualifiers held across the state ahead of next month’s Championship Proper. The Championship field, minus any exempt players or added alternates, currently sits at 75 players with one qualifier remaining later this week.

Click here for full results from the Chicopee CC qualifier.

Longmeadow Country Club’s David Fontaine, Jr. earned medalist honors today, shooting a 3-under par 68 while scores ranged to 4-over par 75.

In addition to the nine qualifiers, six competitors who shot 5-over par 76, 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:
David Fontaine, Jr. (Longmeadow CC) 68
Jesse Morgan (Amherst GC) 72
Jarrod Goss (Springfield CC) 72
Dean GOdek (Agawam GC) 72
Tyler Williams (Meadow at Peabody) 73
John Suyemoto (Wachusett CC) 74
Keith Albano (GreatHorse) 74
Joe Wilson (Wyckoff CC) 75
Jay Mcconnell (Miacomet GC) 75

ALTERNATES:
Paul Chmura (Orchards GC) 76
Justin Ducharme (Bedrock GC) 76
Bobby Loguidice (Springfield CC) 76
Tai Lee (Granite Links GC) 76
Kelly Slough (Hickory Ridge GC) 76
Mark Mccormick (Harmon GC) 76

The final Massachusetts Mid-Amateur Championship qualifier will be held at Olde Barnstable FGC on Thursday, August 31.

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