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Mattingly medals as Centre men finish second at Centre Spring Invite

Mattingly medals as Centre men finish second at Centre Spring Invite

TAMPA, Fla. - The final round of play at the 2018 Centre Spring Invite is in the books from Saddlebrook G.C. and the Centre men's golf team came away with a second place finish as junior Zach Mattingly (Louisville, Ky.) earned Tournament Medalist honors.

The Colonels played their best round of the tournament on Saturday, shooting a combined team score of 306. Centre's three-day score of 931 put them at nine shots back of first place RPI with Denison finishing in third place with a score of 943.

Individually, Mattingly had one of the best rounds of his career on Saturday. After going one over par on the front nine, Mattingly had consecutive eagles on the back nine to put him into a commanding lead, and his round of 70 for the day was good enough to hold off Allegheny's Robert Hapanowicz for tournament medalist honors, finishing with a three-day score of 223 to win by five shots.

Junior Jake Mattingly (Louisville, Ky.) had an excellent final round of the tournament as well, firing a round of 72. Mattingly played his back nine at two under par, including a birdie on the par 4 tenth hole and an eagle on the par 5 14th hole to match his brother's score on that hole. Mattingly's three-day score of 233 was good enough to tie for seventh place overall.

Senior Hall Rupert (Powells Point, N.C.) finished with a score of 81 for the day and tied for 11th overall for the tournament with a three-day score of 238. Rupert had three birdies in his final round, including on the 14th hole, which saw the Colonels shoot two under par as a team on it for the day.

Junior Hans Stromberg (Lexington, Ky.) and senior Andrew McKinney (Danville, Ky.) rounded out Centre's totals for the final day of play with respective scores of 83 and 86.

The Centre men's golf team will have the next weekend off before returning to the course on Apr. 7 for the first day of competition at the Emory Invite in Stone Mountain, Ga.