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MA Amateur Sees 11 More Players Qualify on Tuesday

The eighth qualifying tournament for the Massachusetts Amateur Championship took place on Tuesday at Granite Links Golf Club.

The eighth qualifying tournament for the Massachusetts Amateur Championship took place on Tuesday at Granite Links Golf Club. 

The tournament saw 11 players punch their tickets to the Mass Amateur. 

Andrew McInerney (David Colt/Mass Golf

The MA Amateur will take place from July 13 to July 17 at The Kittansett Club. 

Granite Links Breakdown 

At Granite Links, college players Andrew McInerney (Charter Oaks CC) and Eric Lifson (Nashawtuc CC) split medalist honors. McInerney, a rising senior at the University of Richmond, shot par or better on the first 13 holes and finished even on the back nine. 

Lifson, a rising senior at Kenyon College (OH), opened his round with a bogey on the 10th hole but collected five birdies, including holes No. 1, 4 and 5 to stay even with McInerney.

Dan Frodigh (Dedham C & PC), a rising junior at the University of Hartford, finished at even par, while Matt Borghi (Whitinsville GC) qualified at 1-over thanks, in part, to an eagle on the 515-yard, par-5 12th hole.

John Hiller, 14, (Bay Club at Mattapoisett) qualified at 2-over, as did Amir Bagherzadeh, who qualified on his home course. Josh Lavallee (Haverhill CC), 17, the 2018 MIAA Division II individual state champion at Central Catholic High School, got in at 3-over.

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