Massachusetts State Amateur Championship

The Massachusetts State Amateur Championship or Massachusetts Amateur is a golf championship held in Massachusetts for the state's top amateur golfers. The tournament is run by the Massachusetts Golf Association (MGA) in mid-July each year. The amateur championship is the biggest and most subscribed event on the MGA calendar. Tournament entries are open to any amateur golfer who holds membership in an MGA member club and has an up-to-date MGA/USGA GHIN Handicap Index not exceeding 4.4.[1]


The first event was held in 1903 at the Myopia Hunt Club and won by Arther Lockwood. Thirty eight contestants entered from the 42 MGA member clubs. Today the tournament holds a field of 144 players from 400 golf facilities across the state. The Championship starts with two days of stroke play. The low 32 scores continue on to match play competition. Since 1992, five Massachusetts Amateur Champions have turned professional: Trevor Gliwski, Flynt Lincoln, James Driscoll, Jim Salinetti and Rob Oppenheim. The most famous winner of the championship was six-time champion Francis Ouimet, the most successful golfer ever from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Other notable winners include Jesse Guilford, Dick Chapman and Eddie Lowery. Fred Wright holds the record with seven titles (1920, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1931, and 1938). 2008 marked the 100th playing of the Massachusetts Amateur.

2019Steven DiLisioThe Country ClubBrookline
2018Patrick FrodighGeorge Wright Golf CourseBoston
2017Matt ParzialeCharles River Country ClubNewton
2016Brendan HunterTaconic Golf ClubWilliamstown
2015Nick McLaughlinOak Hill Country ClubFitchburg
2014John KellyKernwood Country ClubSalem
2013Mike CalefLongmeadow Country ClubLongmeadow
2012Mike CalefTedesco Country ClubMarblehead
2011Ryan RileyWyantenuck Country ClubGreat Barrington
2010John HadgesMyopia Hunt ClubSouth Hamilton
2009Bill DrohenThe Country ClubBrookline
2008John HadgesThe Kittansett ClubMarion
2007Burgess HoustonConcord Country ClubConcord
2006Ben SpitzWorcester Country ClubWorcester
2005Frank Vana, Jr.Essex County ClubManchester
2004Frank Vana, Jr.Taconic Golf ClubWilliamstown
2003Andy DrohenThe Country ClubBrookline
2002Rob OppenheimWinchester Country ClubWinchester
2001Brendan HesterThe Orchards Golf ClubSouth Hadley
2000Jim SalinettiWorcester Country ClubWorcester
1999Jim SalinettiThe Kittansett ClubMarion
1998James DriscollBelmont Country ClubBelmont
1997Jim SalinettiWeston Golf ClubWeston
1996James DriscollMyopia Hunt ClubSouth Hamilton
1995Ed FletcherConcord Country ClubConcord
1994Douglas PrestonCharles River Country ClubNewton
1993Flynt LincolnEssex County ClubManchester
1992Trevor GliwskiLongmeadow Country ClubLongmeadow
1991John SalamoneBrae Burn Country ClubWest Newton
1990Ray WrightThe Kittansett ClubMarion
1989Jim McDermottWorcester Country ClubWorcester
1988Kevin JohnsonThorny Lea Golf ClubBrockton
1987Kevin JohnsonThe Country ClubBrookline
1986Fran QuinnWinchester Country ClubWinchester
1985Steve TashoMyopia Hunt ClubSouth Hamilton
1984Jim McDermottCountry Club of PittsfieldPittsfield
1983Jim HalletWoodland Golf ClubAuburndale
1982Jim HalletTedesco Golf ClubMarblehead
1981Steven TashoTaconic Golf ClubWilliamstown
1980Jim McDermottSalem Country ClubPeabody
1979Ed PolchlopekVesper Country ClubTyngsborough
1978Dave BrilliantThe Kittansett ClubMarion
1977Gary BurnettWeston Country ClubWeston
1976Bruce DouglassThe Country ClubBrookline
1975Bruce DouglassWinchester Country ClubWinchester
1974Bill MallonPleasant Valley Country ClubSutton
1973Bill MallonBelmont Country ClubBelmont
1972Gary BurnettLongmeadow Country ClubLongmeadow
1971Tracy MehrTaconic Golf ClubWilliamstown
1970John Tosca, Jr.Essex County ClubManchester
1969Peter DrookerBrae Burn Country ClubWest Newton
1968Mike OhanianNashawtuc Country ClubConcord
1967Barrie BruceThe Country ClubBrookline
1966Warren TibbettsCharles River Country ClubNewton
1965Ted CarangeloWoodland Golf ClubAuburndale
1964William FoleyWorcester Country ClubWorcester
1963Bruce DobieVesper Country ClubTyngsborough
1962Joe CarrSalem Country ClubPeabody
1961Ted BishopOak Hill Country ClubFitchburg
1960Pat GraneseTedesco Golf ClubMarblehead
1959John Tosca, Jr.Taconic Golf ClubWilliamstown
1958William G. HardingThe Kittansett ClubMarion
1957David SullivanLongmeadow Country ClubLongmeadow
1956Charles VolponeBelmont Country ClubBelmont
1955Ed ConnellMyopia Hunt ClubSouth Hamilton
1954Rupert DanielsCountry Club of PittsfieldPittsfield
1953Ernie DohertySalem Country ClubPeabody
1952Tom Mahan, Jr.Winchester Country ClubWinchester
1951Edward MartinVesper Country ClubTyngsborough
1950Dick ChapmanBrae Burn Country ClubWest Newton
1949Robert W. Knowles, Jr.The Country ClubBrookline
1948Edward MartinWorcester Country ClubWorcester
1947John ChewCommonwealth Golf CourseNewton
1946Ted BishopCharles River Country ClubNewton
1942–45: Cancelled due to World War II
1941Leo MartinLongmeadow Country ClubLongmeadow
1940Ted BishopSalem Country ClubPeabody
1939Ted AdamsTedesco Golf ClubMarblehead
1938Fred WrightEssex County ClubManchester
1937Dave WhitesideWinchester Country ClubWinchester
1936Clark HodderCharles River Country ClubNewton
1935Edward S. StimpsonBrae Burn Country ClubWest Newton
1934William O. BlaneyThe Country ClubBrookline
1933Joseph P. LynchWorcester Country ClubWorcester
1932Edward P. KirouacKernwood Country ClubSalem
1931Fred WrightWinchester Country ClubWinchester
1930Fred WrightSalem Country ClubPeabody
1929Fred WrightBelmont Spring Country ClubBelmont
1928Fred WrightEssex County ClubManchester
1927Eddie LoweryCharles River Country ClubNewton
1926Fred WrightBrae Burn Country ClubWest Newton
1925Francis OuimetThe Country ClubBrookline
1924Jesse GuilfordWoodland Golf ClubAuburndale
1923Karl E. MosserBrae Burn Country ClubWest Newton
1922Francis OuimetKernwood Country ClubSalem
1921Jesse GuilfordWorcester Country ClubWorcester
1920Fred WrightThe Country ClubBrookline
1919Francis OuimetWinchester Country ClubWinchester
1917–18: Cancelled due to World War I
1916Jesse GuilfordWollaston Golf ClubMilton
1915Francis OuimetWoodland Golf ClubAuburndale
1914Francis OuimetBrae Burn Country ClubWest Newton
1913Francis OuimetWollaston Golf ClubMilton
1912Heinie SchmidtBrae Burn Country ClubWest Newton
1911John G. AndersonEssex County ClubManchester
1910H.W. StucklenBrae Burn Country ClubWest Newton
1909Percival GilbertOakley Country ClubWatertown
1908T.R. FullerWollaston Golf ClubMilton
1907John G. AndersonWoodland Golf ClubAuburndale
1906Arthur G. LockwoodBrae Burn Country ClubWest Newton
1905Arthur G. LockwoodThe Country ClubBrookline
1904Andrew Carnegie IIEssex County ClubManchester
1903Arthur G. LockwoodMyopia Hunt ClubSouth Hamilton


This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.