Massachusetts Open

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The Massachusetts Open is the Massachusetts state open golf tournament, open to both amateur and professional golfers. It is organized by Mass Golf (formerly the Massachusetts Golf Association). It has been played annually since 1905 (except for war years) at a variety of courses around the state. It was considered a PGA Tour event from 1916 to 1937. Past winners include World Golf Hall of Fame players Donald Ross, Walter Hagen, Leo Diegel, Francis Ouimet, Gene Sarazen, Byron Nelson, Horton Smith, and Julius Boros.

In 2008 and 2009, two future PGA Tour players won the event. Jim Renner won the event in 2008 at Stockbridge Golf Club and Rob Oppenheim won the event in 2009 at Belmont Country Club.

Winners[edit]

Year Champion Venue (all in Massachusetts)
2018 Jason Thresher GreatHorse Golf Club
2017 Jason Thresher TGC at Sacconnessett
2016 Jason Thresher Worcester Country Club (7)
2015 Joe Harney Black Rock Country Club
2014 Ian Thimble Weston Golf Club (3)
2013 Evan Harmeling Woodland Golf Club (4)
2012 Michael Welch Walpole Country Club
2011 Kyle Gallo Oak Hill Country Club (6)
2010 Jimmy Hazen Wellesley Country Club (3)
2009 Rob Oppenheim Belmont Country Club (5)
2008 Jim Renner Stockbridge Golf Club
2007 Geoffrey Sisk Kernwood Country Club (4)
2006 Geoffrey Sisk Charles River Country Club (5)
2005 Eric Egloff Vesper Country Club (5)
2004 Geoffrey Sisk Longmeadow Country Club (3)
2003 Brian Quinn Tedesco Country Club (5)
2002 Geoffrey Sisk Pleasant Valley Country Club (2)
2001 Rich Parker The Haven Country Club (formerly Mount Pleasant CC)
2000 James Gilleon Country Club of Pittsfield (2)
1999 Kevin Quinn (amateur) Wellesley Country Club (2)
1998 Rodney Butcher Oak Hill Country Club (5)
1997 Geoffrey Sisk Crumpin-Fox Club
1996 Jeff Leonard Winchester Country Club (2)
1995 Geoffrey Sisk Wollaston Golf Club (2)
1994 Peter Morgan Woodland Golf Club (3)
1993 Pat Bates Tedesco Country Club (4)
1992 Andy Morse Taconic Golf Club
1991 John Elliott Salem Country Club (3)
1990 Fran Quinn Vesper Country Club (4)
1989 Andy Morse Oak Hill Country Club (4)
1988 Jeff Lewis Spring Valley Country Club (3)
1987 Steve Jurgensen Weston Golf Club (2)
1986 Kevin Johnson Country Club of New Seabury (3)
1985 Jim Hallet Wellesley Country Club
1984 Dana Quigley Wollaston Golf Club
1983 Dana Quigley Charles River Country Club (4)
1982 Dana Quigley Longmeadow Country Club (2)
1981 Bob Menne Nashawtuc Country Club
1980 Paul Moran Essex County Club (3)
1979 Jay Dolan Brae Burn Country Club (5)
1978 Curt Madson Spring Valley Country Club (2)
1977 Paul Harney Country Club of New Seabury (2)
1976 Paul Barkhouse Worcester Country Club (6)
1975 Dick Hanscom Charles River Country Club (3)
1974 Dick Hanscom Woodland Golf Club (2)
1973 Bob Crowley Kernwood Country Club (3)
1972 Charles Volpone Tedesco Country Club (3)
1971 Charles Volpone Vesper Country Club (3)
1970 Paul Harney Salem Country Club (2)
1969 Paul Harney Spring Valley Country Club
1968 Paul Harney The International - Pines Course
1967 Paul Harney Country Club of New Seabury
1966 Bob Crowley Weston Golf Club
1965 Jim Browning Winchester Country Club
1964 Bill Ezinicki Pleasant Valley Country Club
1963 Bill Flynn Kernwood Country Club (2)
1962 Bob Crowley Belmont Country Club (4)
1961 Don Hoenig Tedesco Country Club (2)
1960 Bill Ezinicki Country Club of Pittsfield
1959 George Kinsman Hyannisport Club (2)
1958 Bob Toski Hyannisport Club
1957 Bob Crowley Cape Cod Country Club (formerly Coonamessett) (3)
1956 Ed Oliver Cape Cod Country Club (formerly Coonamessett) (2)
1955 John Thoren Cape Cod Country Club (formerly Coonamessett)
1954 Don Hoenig Wachusett Country Club (2)
1953 Jim Browning Worcester Country Club (5)
1952 Everett Stuart Charles River Country Club (2)
1951 Julius Boros Salem Country Club
1950 John Thoren South Shore Country Club
1949 Edward Burke Wachusett Country Club
1948 Jerry Gianferante Oak Hill Country Club (3)
1947 Gene Kunes Belmont Country Club (3)
1946 Ellsworth Vines Longmeadow Country Club
1945 No Tournament World War II
1944 No Tournament World War II
1943 No Tournament World War II
1942 Ben Loving Oyster Harbors Club (7)
1941 Harold "Jug" McSpaden Oyster Harbors Club (6)
1940 Horton Smith Oyster Harbors Club (5)
1939 Byron Nelson Worcester Country Club (4)
1938 Harold "Jug" McSpaden Oyster Harbors Club (4)
1937 Harold "Jug" McSpaden Oyster Harbors Club (3)
1936 Harold "Jug" McSpaden Oak Hill Country Club (2)
1935 Gene Sarazen Oak Hill Country Club
1934 Roy Bronsdon Oyster Harbors Club (2)
1933 Ted Turner Belmont Country Club (2)
1932 Francis Ouimet (amateur) Oyster Harbors Club
1931 Wiffy Cox Worcester Country Club (3)
1930 Joe Turnesa Brae Burn Country Club (4)
1929 Jesse P. Guilford (amateur) Vesper Country Club (2)
1928 Leo Diegel Presidents Golf Course (formerly Wollaston) (2)
1927 Johnny Farrell Sandy Burr Country Club
1926 Donald Vinton Worcester Country Club (2)
1925 Tom Lally Charles River Country Club
1924 Willie Ogg Kernwood Country Club
1923 Mike Brady Tedesco Country Club
1922 George Kerrigan Country Club of Springfield
1921 Louis Tellier Essex County Club (2)
1920 George L. Bowden Newton Commonwealth (formerly Commonwealth Club)
1919 Jesse P. Guilford (amateur) Worcester Country Club
1918 No Tournament World War I
1917 No Tournament World War I
1916 Mike Brady Brae Burn Country Club (3)
1915 Walter Hagen The Country Club (3)
1914 Mike Brady Belmont Country Club
1913 Tom McNamara Brae Burn Country Club (2)
1912 Alec Ross Oakley Country Club
1911 Donald Ross The Country Club (2)
1910 Alec Ross Essex County Club
1909 Alec Ross Woodland Golf Club
1908 Alec Ross The Country Club
1907 Alec Ross Brae Burn Country Club
1906 Alec Ross Presidents Golf Course (formerly Wollaston)
1905 Donald Ross Vesper Country Club

Future sites[edit]

Clubs to host five or more times[edit]

Club # Hosted Most recent year
Worcester Country Club 7 2016
Oyster Harbors Club 7 1942
Oak Hill Country Club 6 2011
Belmont Country Club 5 2009
Charles River Country Club 5 2006
Vesper Country Club 5 2005
Tedesco Country Club 5 2003
Brae Burn Country Club 5 1979

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