11 More Advance to 2018 New England Senior Amateur Championship Following Brattleboro CC Qualifier
For Immediate Release: August 23, 2018
Brattleboro, VT – A total of 11 competitors representing four New England states earned entrance into the 2018 New England Senior Amateur Championship following an 18-hole qualifier which was held on Thursday at Brattleboro Country Club in Brattleboro, Vermont.
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As a result of their performance on Thursday, these 11 competitors – who are all aged 55 or older – will now look forward to competing in the Championship Proper, which is scheduled for September 18-19 at Burlington Country Club in Burlington, Vermont.
Capturing the top spot by an impressive five-stroke margin was Rich Parker (Hanover CC - NH), who finished with a score of 2-under par 69. He was the only competitor in the 45-player field to finish under par.
Parker, who has served as head coach of the Dartmouth College men’s golf team since 2005, made birdie on two of his first four holes en route to a dominating front nine score of 3-under par 33.
On the back nine, Parker carded bogey on the 10th and 12th holes, but those were quickly erased by birdies made on the 14th and 17th holes. Parker is a former tour pro, the current general manager at Carter Golf Club in Lebanon, New Hampshire and the 2001 Massachusetts Open Champion.
Finishing in second place was the Bay State’s Paul Nunez (Orchards GC - MA), who finished at 3-over par 74. In what was a well-rounded field of New England competitors to advance, five competitors hailed from Massachusetts, while three were from New Hampshire, two from Vermont and one from Connecticut.
Capping off the top four finishers were Kevin Doherty (Manchester CC - NH) and Ritchie Snow (Williston GC - VT), who both posted scores of 5-over par 76.
Qualifying scores at Brattleboro Country Club ranged from 2-under par 69 to 8-over par 79. Four competitors who finished at 9-over par 80 were named alternates.
One final New England Senior Amateur sectional qualifier prior to the Championship Proper will be held on:
August 29 - Atkinson Resort and Country Club (Atkinson, NH)
Rich Parker (Hanover CC - NH) 69
Paul Nunez (Orchards GC - MA) 74
Kevin Doherty (Manchester CC - NH) 76
Ritchie Snow (Williston GC - VT) 76
Wayne Wright (Brattleboro CC - VT) 77
Bill Barry Jr. (Elmcrest CC - MA) 77
Bob Kearney (The Shattuck GC - NH) 77
Cy Kilgore (Tedesco CC - MA) 78
Randy Daniels (Blackstone National GC - MA) 78
Bud Schultz (Black Rock CC - MA) 78
Stephen Zielinski (Keney GC - CT) 79
Bill Storey (Kwiniaska GC - VT) 80
Robert Kalinowski (Cochecho CC - NH) 80
Greg Birsky (Okemo Valley GC - VT) 80
Robert Moriarty (CC of Fairfield - CT) 80
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