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@CentreGolf Finishes Fifth at SAA Championships
MAUMELLE, Ark. (CentreColonels.com) – Going into the final 18 holes at the Southern Athletic Association Championships at Maumelle G.C., the Centre men's golf team was a shot out of the lead. In their Sunday round, the Colonels fired a combined team score of 301, finishing eight shots back of first place to take fifth place overall for the tournament.
Centre posted a combined 54-hole score of 897 across three days to finish one shot back of Birmingham Southern. Rhodes won the conference tournament with a three-day score of 890, followed by Berry at 893 and Oglethorpe at 894.
Individually, senior Andrew Horn (Franklin, Tenn.) was the low man for the Colonels for the second day of competition in a row. Horn fired a round of 73 for the Colonels on Sunday with a very strong finish, recording birdies on three holes on the back nine and going two under par for the back nine. Horn had a three-day score of 220 to finish fourth overall and earn All-Conference honors.
Senior Carson Riley (Hendersonville, Tenn.) finished with a score of 75 on Sunday. Just like Horn, Riley performed better on the back nine for his final round, recording birdies on the par 4 first and seventh holes to go even par on the first nine holes of the course. Riley tied for eighth place overall in the tournament with a three-day score of 224, joining Horn on the All-Conference squad.
Senior Dakota Jarman (Danville, Ky.) posted a score of 79 on Sunday, leading off with a birdie on the par 4 tenth hole. For the tournament, Jarman finished just outside the top 15 overall after shooting 227 across the three days.
Sophomore Jake Mattingly (Louisville, Ky.) finished with a round of 75 on Sunday and finished tied for 18th overall after posting a three-day score of 228. Mattingly played the front nine of his third round even par and had three birdies in his last 18 holes, all on par 3's.
Junior Andrew McKinney (Danville, Ky.) posted a score of 80 to finish off Centre's Sunday rounds. McKinney overcame a rough patch in the middle of his round with a birdie on the par 3 seventh hole and finished with a three-day score of 234 for the tournament.
The team and individual fields for the NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championships will be announced in the coming weeks.