2018 New England Senior Amateur Championship Field Now Set Following Third & Final Qualifier
For Immediate Release: August 29, 2018
ATKINSON, NH – The third and final qualifying round for the 2018 New England Senior Amateur Championship was held at Atkinson Resort & Country Club on Wednesday.
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On the line in New Hampshire were the final spots for the Championship Proper which will be held on September 18-19 at Burlington Country Club in Burlington, Vermont.
Battling a tough layout and a field of competitors who are all 55 years or older, Doug Parigian (Long Meadow GC - MA) used a strong start to propel him into the top spot overall with a medalist score of 2-over par 74. Parigian, a longtime resident of the Bay State, made birdie on the 2nd and 7th holes. Seven pars on that front nine allowed Parigian to make the turn at 2-under par 34.
Although he was unable to keep up that sizzling pace down the stretch, Parigian's final score of 2-over par was two better than the second-place finisher, Mark Savel (The Haven CC - MA) who turned in a score of 4-over par 76.
Capturing a share of third place with scores of 5-over par 77 were Robert Bogart (Salem CC - MA) and John Carroll (Indian Ridge CC - MA). In what was a Bay State dominated field, eight of the 11 qualifiers were from Massachusetts. The only non-Bay State qualifiers from the Atkinson site were Jeff Dolin (Manchester CC - CT), Anthony Battelle (New Hampshire Seniors - NH), and James Staffieri (Salem CC - NH).
The final qualifying spot was captured by Joe Dimarzio (Plymouth CC - MA) thanks to a strong finish which saw him make par on his final five holes. That finish enabled him to secure the final spot with a score of 9-over par 81 which was one better than the three alternates - Aram Hintlian (Brae Burn CC - MA), Thomas Porter (Winchester CC - MA), and Bob Hamilton (Thorny Lea GC). Those three competitors will be placed on a priority list per the Alternate Policy, which can be found on the New England Golf Association Policies and Procedures Page.
The 21st New England Senior Amateur Championship will be held on September 18-19 at Burlington Country Club in Burlington, Vermont. Starting times for the Championship Proper will be released in the coming weeks.
Douglas Parigian (Long Meadow GC - MA) 74
Mark Savel (The Haven CC - MA) 76
Robert Bogart (Salem CC - MA) 77
John Carroll (Indian Ridge CC - MA) 77
Jeff Dolin (Manchester CC - CT) 78
Anthony Battelle (New Hampshire Seniors - NH) 79
James Staffieri (Salem CC - NH) 79
Brian Coakley (Charles River CC - MA) 79
Bill Sheridan (Nashua CC - MA) 80
Wayne Guyer (Salem CC - MA) 80
Joe Dimarzio (Plymouth CC - MA) 81
Aram Hintlian (Brae Burn CC - MA) 82
E. Thomas Porter (Winchester CC - MA) 82
Bob Hamilton (Thorny Lea GC - MA) 82
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