A Rhode Island Preview to the Mass Open
The Massachusetts Open Championship is set to get underway on Monday at TPC Boston and there are a slew of Rhode Islanders set to tee it up.
The entire field, consisting of seven Rhode Islanders, as well as, dozens of club and mini-tour pros plus amateurs, will compete in 36-holes of stroke play over the first two days, with the low 50 and ties advancing to the final 18-hole round of stroke play.
“This is a nice tournament; we feel comfortable with tournament golf. It’s a cool event because it seems like everybody who knows about golf locally knows about it and is excited about it,” said Kyle Elliott, the golf course superintendent at TPC Boston.
The Rhode Islanders in the field include Brad Adamonis, defending RI Amateur Champion Kevin Blaser, URI’s Aidan O’Donovan, Bryant’s Tyler Dupuis, West Warwick’s Brendon Ray, former Moses Brown star Harry Dessel and West Warwick’s Artie Wilson.
Blaser is the first Rhode Islander off and he tees it up at 7:30 a.m.
Rhode Islanders Tee Times
8:14 a.m. – Aidan O’Donovan
8:25 a.m. – Brendon Ray
12:30 p.m. – Tyler Dupuis
7:30 a.m. – Kevin Blaser
8:03 a.m. – Brad Adamonis
9:31 a.m. – Harry Dessel
1:47 p.m. – Artie Wilson
TPC Boston Preview
TPC Boston is of course best known for hosting PGA Tour events over the years, before the Tour announced they were not returning to Norton, Massachusetts.
Players such as Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and others have all played tournament golf there.
This is the first time the Mass Open has come to TPC Boston.
According to Mass Golf, the course will be set up to nearly 7,000 yards.
It typically played 7,200 for the Pga Tour.