University of Rhode Island rising senior Chris Francoeur and Brockton firefighter Matt Parziale shared medalist honors through stroke play at the 112th Massachusetts Amateur, earning the top two seeds for match play that commenced with the round of 32 Wednesday morning at The Kittansett Club in Marion.
Francoeur, a St. John’s Prep grad who plays out of Amesbury Golf and Country Club, fired an even-par 71 Tuesday to close at 3-under 139. When play was suspended because of darkness Tuesday night because of two rain delays, Parziale (Thorny Lea GC) was 3-under with two holes left to play. He closed out his 1-under 70 round Wednesday morning to tie Francoeur.
The top 32 players finished 4-over or better to avoid any playoffs for the final spots. After the Round of 32 and 16 on Wednesday, the quarterfinals and semifinals are scheduled for Thursday, with the 36-hole championship match on Friday.
Round of 32:
Chris Francoeur (Amesbury G & CC) vs. Patrick Frodigh (Dedham C & PC)
Andrew DiRamo (North Hill CC) vs. Ethan Whitney (Oak Hill CC)
Rob Owen (The County Club) vs. Anthony Vecchiarelli (Springfield CC)
Xavier Marcoux (Nashawtuc CC) vs. Aiden Emmerich (Kernwood CC)
Matthew Organisak (Nashawtuc CC) vs. Christopher Bornhorst (Brae Burn CC)
Nick McLaughlin (Far Corner GC) vs. Kyle Tibbetts (Framingham CC)
Jeremy Meade (Nashawtuc CC) vs. Andrew McInerney (Charter Oak CC)
Chris Dubiel (Old Sandwich GC) vs. Riley Rohlfs (Nabnasset Lake CC)
Matt Parziale (Thorny Lea GC) vs. Tommy Parker(George Wright GC)
Christopher Tarallo (Thorny Lea GC) vs. Arthur Zelmati (Cranberry Valley)
Weston Jones (Charter Oak CC) vs. Alex Jamieson (Marshfield CC)
Jason Temel (Charles River CC) vs. Brett Krekorian (Indians Ridge CC)
Ricky Stimets (Barnstable Golf) vs. Steven DiLisio (Salem CC)
Nick Maccario (Bradford CC) vs. Jack Tegan (TPC Boston)
James Imai (George Wright GC) vs. Jack Tobin (Marlboro CC)
Benjamin Spitz (George Wright GC) vs. Owen Quinn (Wachusett CC)