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Colonels Sit One Shot Back of Lead after Two Rounds at SAA Championship

Colonels Sit One Shot Back of Lead after Two Rounds at SAA Championship

MAUMELLE, Ark. (CentreColonels.com) – After 36 holes of competition at the 2017 Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Men's Golf Championship, the Centre men's golf team sits one shot back of the lead with 18 more holes to play on Sunday at Maumelle Country Club.

The Colonels, who have fired a two-day score of 596, sit in a tie for second place with Oglethorpe trailing first-place Rhodes. Centre posted a 291 on Saturday, the second-lowest team score of the day.

Six of the eight SAA teams enter the tournament ranking in the top 30 in Division III.

Senior Andrew Horn (Franklin, Tenn.) was the Colonels' low scorer on the day, recording a one-under 71, good enough to move him into a tie for second place in the event with a two-day score of 147. Horn finished with four birdies during his round, including three through his first nine holes. He drained back-to-back birdies on holes 16 and 17 before sinking three consecutive pars followed by another birdie on hole three. Horn ranks second in the tournament in par-three scoring (E) through 36 holes, while sitting in a tie for fifth with six total birdies.

Senior Dakota Jarman (Danville, Ky.) is tied for fourth at the event with a two-day tally of 148 which includes a one-over score of 72 on Saturday. Jarman finished with a pair of birdies and 13 pars, recording a one-under 35 through his final nine holes. The local product is knotted for second at the tournament with a total of 26 pars on the weekend.

Senior Carson Riley (Hendersonville, Tenn.) is in 10th place at the championship following an even-par round of 72 on Saturday, giving him a two-day score of 149 at the event. Riley matched a team-high with four birdies on the day, including consecutive birdies on the par-five 15th hole followed by 16, before later sinking back-to-back birdies on holes four and five. Riley has compiled six birdies through his first 36 holes and is tied for fourth at the tournament in par-five scoring (-1).

Sophomore Jake Mattingly (Louisville, Ky.) sits in a tie for 18th with a two-day score of 153 after firing a 75 on Saturday with a birdie and 13 pars. Over the first two days of the tournament, Mattingly is second on the team and tied for ninth in the field with 24 pars. He is also tied for eighth in par-four scoring (+2).

Junior Andrew McKinney (Danville, Ky.) is knotted in 22nd place with a 154, recording a 77 for the second straight round on Saturday. McKinney was five-over through his first nine holes before bouncing back with an even-par round of 36 on the front nine, highlighted by birdies on the third and eighth holes.

Centre opens the third and final round of the SAA Championships on Sunday morning at 8:30am CT. Follow live results of the tournament by clicking HERE.