Blaser, Dessel, O’Donovan Qualify for MA Open

URI’s Aidan O’Donovan took co-medalist honors at the Massachusetts Open Qualifier on Tuesday at The Ridge Club. 

O’Donovan fired a two-under 69 to tie with Matt Cowgill and Colin Andrade.  

Aidan O’Donovan PHOTO: URI Athletics

Defending Rhode Island Amateur Champion Kevin Blaser and former Moses Brown star Harry Dessel also made the cut. 

Blaser carded a one-under 70, while Dessel posted a 1-over 72 to make the cut right on the number.

Overall, 13 players made it to the tournament, with the cut coming at one-over par. 

The Massachusetts Open will be held at TPC Boston from June 12-14. 

Scoring HERE 

O’Donovan’s Round

The URI freshman opened his round with pars on the first two holes, then made his first birdie of the day on the par-5 third hole. 

After three straight pars, O’Donovan dropped back-to-back birdies on the seventh and eighth holes to turn at three-under. 

On the back side, O’Donovan saved par on holes ten to 12, before making bogeys on the 13th and 14th holes. 

O’Donovan saved par on the 15th hole, then birdied 16 to get to two-under. 

He closed with pars to shoot 69. 

Blaser’s Round

Blaser opened with three straight pars before making a birdie on the fourth hole to get to one-under. 

After three more pars, Blaser made a triple-bogey even on the eighth hole to fall back to over par. 

He made up for it with a birdie on nine to turn at 36. 

On the back side, Blaser birdied the 12th hole and made another bird on the 16th hole. 

To close the round, Blaser bogeyed the 17th hole and birdied the 18th to shoot a one-over 70. 

Dessel’s Round

The Lafayette freshman opened the round with a bang, an eagle on the first hole. 

He followed up with bogeys on the third and ninth holes to turn at even par. 

The back side was quite a rollercoaster for Dessel. 

He started with a bogey on the tenth hole, and followed it up with a birdie on 12, back-to-back bogeys on 13 and 14. 

Dessel made birdie on 15, a bogey on 17 and closed the round with a clutch birdie on the 18th to shoot one-over. 

He then had to wait awhile to see if the cut was going to move. It didn’t. 

Dessel was the only player to make the cut at one-over as others faded. 

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