2018 New England Senior Amateur Qualifying Kicks Off; 17 Advance at Segregansett Country Club
For Immediate Release: August 22, 2018
Taunton, MA – The first of three scheduled qualifying rounds for the 2018 New England Senior Amateur Championship was contested at Segregansett Country Club on Wednesday.
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Despite heavy rain which forced the suspension of play for 75 minutes during the afternoon, the field was able to complete the round and 17 qualifiers secured a berth into the Championship Proper, which is scheduled for September 18-19 at Burlington Country Club in Burlington, Vermont.
In Taunton on Wednesday, two Bay State competitors - Andy Berman (Nashawtuc CC) and Paul Murphy (Charles River CC) claimed co-medalist honors after posting scores of even par 72. Chuck Gomes (Poquoy Brook GC) and Ray Underwood (Torrington CC – CT) finished T2 just one stroke back at 1-over par 73.
Another notable qualifier was Joseph Monahan III (Winchester CC - MA), the 2001 New England Senior Amateur Champion. The longtime Winchester resident - at the age of 75 - was the oldest competitor to advance from Wednesday's field.
A total of 15 of the 17 qualifiers were from Massachusetts. The two non Bay State qualifiers were Underwood as well as Jim Mahoney (Point Judith CC - RI), who was one of five competitors who posted a score of 5-over par 77. Three others who carded scores of 6-over par 78 earned alternate status and 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.
Two additional New England Senior Amateur sectional qualifiers prior to the Championship Proper will be held on:
August 23 - Brattleboro Country Club (Brattleboro, VT)
August 29 - Atkinson Resort and Country Club (Atkinson, NH)
Andy Berman (Nashawtuc CC) 72
Paul Murphy (Charles River CC) 72
Chuck Gomes (Poquoy Brook GC) 73
Ray Underwood (Torrington CC - CT) 73
Jay Mcconnell (Miacomet GC - MA) 74
Dan Rourke (BAGS - MA) 75
Gary Cronin (Segregansett CC - MA) 75
Tom Bagley (Oak Hill CC - MA) 75
Neal Piliavin (Wollaston CC - MA) 76
Thomas Mone (Hatherly CC - MA) 76
William Heffernan (Dedham C&PC - MA) 76
Jack Bohman (Old Sandwich GC - MA) 76
John Shields (Hyannisport GC - MA) 77
Joseph Monahan III (Winchester CC - MA) 77
David Walde (Granite Links GC - MA) 77
David Pomarico (Poquoy Brook GC - MA) 77
Jim Mahoney (Point Judith CC - RI) 77
George Chung (Wayland CC - MA)
David Holmes (Blackstone National GC - MA)
Guy Lansing (Crosswinds Golf Club - MA)
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