Open Championship


Vesper Country Club | June 10 - 12 2019
Tyngsboro, MA

Entry Fees:  Amateurs: $175.00      Professionals: $300.00

Entries Open:  2/7/2019 10:00:00 AM thru 4/18/2019 5:00:00 PM

REGISTRATION CLOSED
 Qualifiers: 
EXEMPT ONLY - Vesper Country Club   
5/6 - Monday - Salem Country Club   
5/7 - Tuesday - Granite Links Golf Club   
5/8 - Wednesday - Country Club of Pittsfield   
5/21 - Tuesday - The Golf Club at Turner Hill   
5/22 - Wednesday - Eastward Ho!   
5/28 - Tuesday - Pleasant Valley Country Club   

Eligibility: Entries are open to professional golfers and amateur golfers with an active USGA GHIN Handicap Index not exceeding 2.4 (as determined by the April 15, 2019 Handicap Revision), or who have completed their handicap certification.
Entry Procedures: Entries and fully paid entry fees must be received through the Mass Golf Online Entry process by 5:00pm EST on the published entry deadline.
Format: Competition will be in two (2) stages at Stroke Play:

1. Sectional Qualifying - 18 Holes (for all except exempt entrants)
2. Championship Proper - 54 Holes
Field: The Championship Proper field is limited to 150 players (approx; based on qualifying ties).

2019 Exemptions (Upon receipt of the online registration and fee, the players in the following categories are exempt from Sectional Qualifying);
 Close Player Exemptions
 
Exemption Classes
1. Twenty (20) lowest scorers and ties in the 2018 Massachusetts Open Championship
2. Past Massachusetts Open Champions (Effective in 1993, Champions earn a 10-year exemption; pre-1993 Champions are exempt for life)
3. NEPGA Section Champions 2014 to 2017, and the top five (5) finishers and ties in the 2018 NEPGA Championship
4. Top twenty (20) finishers and ties in the 2018 Skip Wogan point standings
5. 2018 NEPGA Assistants Champion
6. 2018 Berkshire Chapter Champion of the NENY PGA
7. 2018 State Open Champions from the New England States
8. 2018 Cape Cod Open Champion
9. Amateur Champions of the last five (5) years
10. 2018 Amateur Semifinalists
11. 2018 Junior Amateur, Senior Amateur, Mid-Amateur, and Amateur Public Links Champions
12. Top ten (10) finishers and ties in the 2018 Richard D. Haskell Player of the Year standings
13. 2018 Player of the Year, Junior Player of the Year and Senior Player of the Year, if eligible
14. 2019 Open Qualifying Host Professionals (one per site)
 
NameExemption
Brad Adamonis 
Herbie Aikens 10; 12 
Matt Arvanitis 
Eric Barlow 
Rich Berberian Jr 3; 4 
Robert Bruso 4; 5 
Mike Calef 12 
Matthew Campbell 1; 7 
Jason Cook 12 
Cian Curley 
Matt Doyle 3; 4 
James Driscoll 
Frank Dully 
Sean Fitzpatrick 12 
Peter French 
Liam Friedman 3; 4 
Patrick Frodigh 9; 10; 11 
Bobby Gage 
Kyle Gallo 
Ryan Gendron 
Christopher Gentle 
Luke Graboyes 
Kirk Hanefeld 3; 4 
Evan Harmeling 1; 2 
Joe Harney 
Jimmy Hazen 
Josh Hillman 
Brendan Hunter 
James Imai 11; 13 
Alex Jamieson 10; 12 
David Jankowski 
Chip Johnson 
Rick Karbowski 
John Kelly 
Louis Kelly 
Adam Kolloff 
Brett Krekorian 
Jackson Lang 12 
Jesse Larson 
Michael Martel 
Jeffrey Martin 3; 4 
Ryan Mccormick 
Nick Mclaughlin 
Blake Morris 
Andrew O‚Äôleary 10; 12 
Rob Oppenheim 
John Paesani 
Tommy Parker 12 
Matt Parziale 9; 12; 13 
Owen Quinn 11 
Alex Rainville 
Brendon Ray 
Jim Renner 
Clark Robinson 
Josh Salah 
Jeffrey Seavey 
John Stoltz 
Ian Thimble 
Jason Thresher 1; 2; 7 
Frank Vana, Jr. 11; 13 
John Vanderlaan 
Shawn Warren 1; 3; 4 
Michael Welch 
Pat Wilson 
Zach Zaback 
Matthew Zdon 
Schedule: Sectional Qualifying - May 6 - May 28

Round 1 - June 10 (18 Holes)
Round 2 - June 11 (18 Holes)
***The low 50 scorers and ties or anyone within 7 strokes of the leader after 36-holes will continue play on June 12
Round 3 - June 12 (18 Holes)

Championship Proper: Any tie for first place will be decided immediately by a three-hole aggregate play-off. In the event there is still a tie after three holes, a hole-by-hole play-off will determine the champion. There will be no play-off for low amateur honors.
Caddies &
Automotive
Transportation: 
Players may use caddies, pull carts (at the host clubs(s) discretion) and/or automotive transportation during Sectional Qualifying. Caddies and pull carts (at the host clubs(s) discretion) ONLY are permitted in the Championship Proper.
Starting Times: Qualifying Round Starting Times & Player Information will be emailed to all competitors shortly after the close of entries.
Championship Starting Times & Player Information will be emailed to all competitors shortly after the last qualifying round.
Prizes: The Clarence G. Cochrane Memorial Trophy will be presented to the Champion and The Commonwealth Cup will be presented to the Low Amateur. A professional purse of $75,000 will be distributed to the low fifty (50) finishers and ties. Merchandise certificates will also be awarded and are only redeemable at the host site.
Trophy: Clarence G. Cochrane Memorial Trophy (Champion) & The Commonwealth Cup (Low Amateur)
Addt'l Info: Courtesy practice privileges are at the discretion of the host club(s).

Click here to view Mass Golf additional Policies & Procedures

Click here to view NEGA additional Policies & Procedures
Withdrawal/Refund Policy
Competitors, who have submitted an entry for a Mass Golf event and wish to withdraw for any reason, MUST notify the Mass Golf office in writing (e-mail is acceptable and encouraged) or by phone. Entry fee will be refunded less a $20 administrative fee, regardless of reason, if Mass Golf is notified in writing or by phone seven days prior to each event (Championship, or Qualifier). Entry fee will be refunded less 50% for any withdrawals received less than seven days prior to each event. No refund will be processed for a withdrawal notification that is received on the scheduled date of an event (Championship or Qualifier).

If you have any questions or issues regarding this event, please contact Kevin Eldridge (774-430-9103 or keldridge@massgolf.org).

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