PHOTO BY DAVID COLT
Matt Parziale, shown putting in the Mass Four-Ball Championship earlier this year.
NEWTON — Matt Parziale ended the championship dreams of two North Shore golfers today in the 109th Massachusetts Amateur tourney at Charles River Country Club. The Thorny Lea member ousted Charlie May (Ferncroft CC) 4&3 in the morning, a continuation of Wednesday’s Round of 16 match halted by bad weather. In today’s early Round of 8 match, Parziale eliminated Mark Turner (Bass Rocks GC), 1-up. Turner had beaten Kevin Gately of Harmon GC 1-up earlier today, in their Round of 16 match.
Nick Maccario (Bradford CC), who had beaten Herbie Aikens (Pinehills CC) 2&1 this morning, was ousted by Jackson Lang (Nashawtuc CC) in their Round of 8 match.
Swampscott’s Steven DiLisio (Salem CC) lost to Cody Booska (CC of Greenfield) 1-up in the continuation of their Round of 16 match today.
There are four golfers still alive in the championship. Parziale and Lang are going head-to-head now, with Parziale 3-up through nine holes. Billy Walthouse (Longmeadow GC) and Matt Cowgill (Wayland CC) are in the other semi-final match; Cowgill was 1-up after 11 holes at 3:45 p.m. today.
The winners of those two matches will meet in the 36-hole final tomorrow.