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Colonels Place Second at Jim English Invite
DANVILLE, Ky. (CentreColonels.com) – The Centre men's golf team posted a second-place finish at the 2016 Jim English Invitational which concluded on Sunday afternoon, as the Colonels finished with a two-day score of 605 after shooting 304 as a team on day two of the tournament.
Ohio Wesleyan earned the come-from-behind win shooting a 299 on Sunday to capture the invitational team crown with a 36-hole score of 601.
Sewanee's Nick Powell earned the individual crown with a 36-hole score of 143, shooting a one-under 71 on Saturday followed by an even 72 in the second round on Sunday.
Centre senior Dakota Jarman (Danville, Ky.) posted a strong showing on Sunday with a one-under score of 71 in the second round to finish with an even 144 for the tournament, one shot back of the lead.
Jarman tallied four birdies on Sunday along with 11 pars. He led the field with nine birdies in the event. The Danville native was two-under through five holes, firing birdies on holes three and five. A pair of bogeys through the next four holes set him back to even par at the turn. Jarman birdied the par-five ninth before shooting par on six of the next seven holes. He closed the round with a birdie on 18 to finish one-under for the day and even for the tournament.
Starting his round on the second hole, Riley shot an even par on his first eight holes. However, he would bogey six of his next nine holes before firing an eagle on the par-five first hole to close the round.
Horn had a pair of birdies in his round on Sunday on holes nine and ten along with nine pars on the day.
Sophomore Zach Mattingly (Louisville, Ky.), playing for the Centre "B" team, also tied for 11th at the invitational with a two-day score of 152, shooting a 76 on Sunday. Mattingly finished with two birdies (1 & 2) to go with 10 pars for the Colonels.
Junior Hall Rupert (Powells Point, N.C.) posted a 16th-place showing for Centre, firing a 75 on Sunday to cap the tournament with a score of 154. The Virginia Wesleyan transfer was four-over through his first 12 holes before battling back with birdies on two of his next three holes.
The Colonels close the fall portion of their season with three top-five finishes.