Championships: 2016 Open Championship

Worcester CC

Worcester, MA | June 13-15

ENTRY FEE: Amateurs - $175; Professionals - $300
ENTRY CLOSE: Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.


Entries are open to professional golfers and amateur golfers with an up-to-date USGA GHIN Handicap Index not exceeding 2.4 (as determined by the April 15, 2016 Handicap Revision), or who have completed their handicap certification.

Qualifying Sites

Date Site Times
Info Sheet
May 9 Vesper CC
May 24 LeBaron Hills CC
May 25 Spring Valley CC
May 25 Eastward Ho!
May 26 The Ranch GC
May 31 Pleasant Valley CC


WAGR Counting Event

The World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR), which comprises a women's ranking and a men's ranking for elite amateur players, is offered by The R&A and the USGA as a global service to golf. WAGR is updated every Wednesday on and is available to national federations and organizers of amateur and professional events and tours for purposes of offering exemptions, selecting national teams and assembling Orders of Merit. WAGR currently incorporates over 4,000 events with over 10,000 players and endeavors to be the most comprehensive and accurate ranking in golf by effectively comparing players from around the world who may never directly compete against one another.

Registration Alert!!

For First-Time Professionals & Out of State Amateurs: Golfers who did not register for the 2015 Massachusetts Open Championship must create a new profile in the MGA system using their current e-mail address. Amateurs must have an active USGA GHIN Handicap Index through a State or Regional Golf Association that meets the stated eligibility requirements. *If you are currently inactive, you must contact your state or regional golf association before registering.

Once you create a new profile, you can log into the MGA system at anytime using your e-mail address. Click here to get started.

For Returning Professionals: Professionals who registered for this event in 2015, can log into the system using their e-mail address and password. If you misplaced or forgot your password, please use the "Forgot Password" function or e-mail us at We are happy to assist you.

For Amateurs: All Bay State amateur competitors who have an up-to-date GHIN number can use the My MGA Home program. Bay State residents who do not have an up-to-date GHIN number must create a new profile in the MGA system using their current e-mail address.

2015 Championship Highlights

Golf is a sport of highs and lows and Joe Harney (Granite Links GC) experienced both extremes in just one week en route to capturing the 106th Massachusetts Open Championship. Harney, who was just 23 years old, delivered a victory on the final day at Black Rock Country Club in front one of the largest galleries in recent memory. It marked the first MGA Championship win for Harney. He posted a winning score of 6-under par 207. And for the second time in his career and the second time in three years, Ben Spitz (George Wright GC) won The Commonwealth Cup, which is awarded to the low amateur. Read More


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