Championships: Richard D. Haskell Player of the Year

Named after longtime MGA executive director Richard D. Haskell, the MGA Player of the Year award is presented to the amateur golfer who collects the most points throughout the golf season. Points are awarded based on the MGA Player of the Year Point Standings, which takes into account performance at MGA, USGA, NEGA and other Regional events.

The award was first awarded in 1976 to Bruce Douglass from Thorny Lea Golf Club. To date, Frank Vana, Jr. stands as the only player to earn nine MGA Player of the Year honors. The 1990s and 2000s MGA Player of the Decade was named Player of the Year in 1994-95 and from 2001-05. The Richard D. Haskell MGA Player of the Year is annuall honored at the MGA's "Salute to Champions" dinner.

USGA Qualifying Note: All points received for 2018 USGA Amateur Four-Ball Sectional Qualifiers held in 2017 will count towards the 2018 Richard D. Haskell MGA Player of the Year Point Standings.

2017 Richard D. Haskell Player of the Year

Standings as of 10/13/17

Player  Home Club Points
Matt Parziale Thorny Lea GC 1603
Billy Walthouse Longmeadow CC 1106
Matt Cowgill Wayland CC 430
Herbie Aikens Pinehills GC 350
Matt Naumec GreatHorse 335
Jackson Lang Nashawtuc CC 325
David Spitz South Shore CC 315
Nick Maccario Bradford CC 309
Mark Turner Bass Rocks GC 298
Steven Dilisio Salem CC 271
Cody Booska Crumpin-Fox Club 250
Colin Brennan Indian Ridge CC 243
Sean Fitzpatrick George Wright GC 225
John Hadges Thorny Lea GC 218
Ben Spitz George Wright GC 215
Michael Thorbjornsen Nashawtuc CC 203
Jason Cook Pine Oaks GC 201
Matthew Organisak Nashawtuc CC 195
Ryan Pelletier Pawtucket CC 193
Patrick Frodigh Dedham C&PC 158
Mike Calef  Pine Oaks GC 143
Charlie May Ferncroft CC 123
Tim Umphrey Tatnuck CC 111
Frank Vana Marlborough CC 105
Doug Clapp Old Sandwich GC 102
Jordan Burke Needham GC 101
Bram Daly Miacomet 100
Kevin Gately Harmon GC 100
Zach Camarra Worcester CC 100
Mike Dunham Concord CC 98
Alejandro Soto Blue Hill CC 98
Michael Souliotis Haverhill CC 90
Owen Quinn Wachusett CC 89
Tommy Parker Thorny Lea GC 79
Brendan Hunter Shaker Hills CC 75
Brian Bassett Oyster Harbors  75
Dan Koerner Merrimack Valley GC 75
Austin Smith Concord CC 70
Dan Cappucci Boston GC 69
Andy Drohen The Ranch GC 63
Billy Van Stratum Dennis Pines GC 63
Maxwell Ferrari  Framingham CC 63
James Imai George Wright GC 58
Shuvam Bhaumik Thorny Lea GC 56
Patrick Welch Swansea CC 55
Matt Scarfoni CC of Pittsfield 55
Andrew Warfield Marlborough CC 53
Adam Trivilino Hyannis GC 50
Andrew O'Leary Pawtucket CC 50
Benedict Hoeller Granite Links GC 50
Brendan Hester Pleasant Valley CC 50
Brendan Ridge Harmon GC 50
Chris Francoeur Amesbury G&CC 50
Connor Henderson Hopkinton CC 50
Jack Boulger Walpole CC 50
James Turner Bass Rocks GC 50
Jonathan Elkins Crumpin-Fox Club 50
Max Campion Woods Hole GC 50
Patrick O'Leary  Wollaston GC 50
Stephen Demare George Wright GC 50
Brian O'Leary Pawtucket CC 49
Jeffrey Santora Whitinsville GC 49
Ki Kwon Far Corner GC 48
Ryan Anderson Beverly G&TC 48
Keith Smith Franklin CC 45
Alex Jeffers Woodland GC 45
Christopher Tarallo Thorny Lea GC 45
Adam Brickle Berkshire Hills CC 40
Jimmy Hervol Hopkinton CC 40
Mackenzie Nelson Wollaston GC 40
Matt Hills Hyannis GC 40
Taylor Fontaine Worcester CC 40
Owen Elliott Sandy Burr CC 37
Brian Sears Highfields G&CC 35
Stephen Kuhn Plymouth CC 35
J.C. Guthrie Oak HIll CC 33
Eddy Black Tatnuck CC 33
Charlie Dubiel Old Sandwich GC 31
Steve Tasho, Sr. Thorny Lea GC 30
Ben Balter Weston GC 30
Greg Poor Haverhill CC 30
Matt Keenan Greenock CC 30
Michael Walker Oyster Harbors 30
Brandon Parker Worcester CC 28
Brendan Cronin Pleasant Valley CC 28
Taylor Kay-Green Charles River CC 25
Alex Jamieson Marshfield 25
James Patterson Orchards GC 25
Jason Short Marlborough CC 25
Joe Brosseau Springfield CC 25
Kevin Wheeler St. Anne CC 25
Michael Willock Cohasset GC 25
Phil Miceli Sagamore Spring GC 25
Shawn Roderick Bradford CC 25
Steven Veydt Tour Greater Bos 25
Tyler Kett Cranberry Valley 25
Don Reycroft Glen Ellen CC 23
Patrick Johnson CC of Halifax 23
Andy Congdon Wyantenuck CC 23
Dillon Brown CC of Halifax 23
Drew Gerety Bellevue GC 23
Matthew Cornuet Pinehills GC 23
Ryan Riley  Pine Oaks GC 23
Stephen Ferraro Blackstone GC 23
Damon Lusk George Wright GC 20
Christopher Bornhorst Brae Burn CC 20
Sean Bellemore Bradford CC 20
Sean Deale Brae Burn CC 20
Kevin Carey Dennis Pines GC 18
Kevin Carozza Swansea CC 18
Michael Riley Sterling National 18
Jon Fasick New England CC 15
Robert Mancini Thorny Lea GC 15
A.J. Oleksak GreatHorse 15
Mark Waskiewicz Crumpin-Fox Club 15
Zach Garbacik CC of Sharon 15
Jonathan Stoddard Plymouth CC 13
Nick Drago Plymouth CC 13
Kevin Quinto Berkshire Hills CC 12
Nicolas Caruso Merrimack Valley GC 12
Randy Driscoll Berkshire Hills CC 12
Robert Linn Berkshire Hills CC 12
Scott Andy Bellevue GC 12
Troy Miller Crumpin-Fox Club 12
Tyler Currie Hillview GC 12
Jeff Stewart Marshfield CC 10
David Holmes Blackstone GC 10
John Lazor Dedham C&PC 10
Matt Leger Oak Hill CC 10
Brent Dietz GreatHorse 8
Guy Antonacci GreatHorse 8
Kevin Daly Salem CC 8
Mike McLaughlin Salem CC 8


Any questions about the Player of the Year System can be directed to Kevin Eldridge (keldridge@mgalinks.org).

 

MGA Noteworthy

  • Player of the Year Alert: Effective immediately (2017 and beyond), any player who is exempt into a USGA Championship Proper will earn the points that are associated with a sectional qualifier of each respective USGA Championship Proper.
  • 2017 Tri-State Matches: The 2017 Tri-State Team announcement will come following the conclusion of the 2017 Massachusetts Mid-Amateur Championship. All points through that event will be considered.
  • 2018 USGA Amateur Four-Ball Sectional Qualifiers: All points received for 2018 USGA Amateur Four-Ball Sectional Qualifiers held in 2017 will count towards the 2018 Richard D. Haskell MGA Player of the Year Point Standings.

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