The Salem News
---- — Matt Adams, who golfs out of The Meadow at Peabody, and Kernwood Country Club head pro Frank Dully were the top local finishers as the 104th Massachusetts Open golf championship concluded yesterday after three days of play at Woodland Country Club in Auburndale.
Adams had his best round of the tournament yesterday, shooting a 3-under-par 69 to finish with a three-day total of 217. That placed him in a tie for 18th place overall.
Shooting 1-over par on the opening day of play and 3-over on the second, Adams surged yesterday on the strength of birdies on the 2nd, 5th, 13th and 14th holes. He had just one bogey for the round (on the par-5 12th hole)
Dully fired a 1-under par yesterday; he sandwiched two 71s around a second day 75. He had half of his eight birdies for the tournament yesterday, earning marks on the 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 14th holes.
Kirk Hanefeld, formerly the head pro at Salem Country Club and currently a member of the Champions Tour, finished in a tie for 14th place overall with a 216. He shot 71-72-73 over the three days at Auburndale.
Topsfield’s Jack Whelan, who will be a junior at St. Lawrence University this fall, tied for 41st place with a three-day total of 222. The amateur out of Myopia Hunt Club in South Hamilton finished with a 74 yesterday.
Andover Country Club’s Evan Marmeling won the tournament with a 5-under 211. He beat Dedham’s Chris Fitzpatrick (who was -3 for the day) in a playoff to earn the crown, and donated his winnings to the One Fund Boston.