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Ben Mattingly earns first city golf championship

Mattingly wins city tournament 4&3 on his 30th birthday

Posted: Jul 30, 2018 12:02 AM
Updated: Jul 30, 2018 1:59 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The 2018 Men's City Championship came to a close Sunday. Ben Mattingly and two-time champion Matt Toney battled on the Kampen Course in this year's match play championship flight. 

After falling behind early, Ben Mattingly, a former division one golfer at Bucknell, came back and took a commanding four hole lead over Toney. 

Mattingly sealed this year's title on the par 4 15th hole, part of a special day for Mattingly, who won his first city championship on his 30th birthday. 

Toney and Mattingly commonly play the Kampen Course at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex on the weekends, which contributed to the champion's success throughout the round. 

"There was a little nerves there this morning for sure just knowing the caliber of my opponent today and knowing that I would have to play some good golf," said Mattingly. "I came through two great opponents, Nic Hofman who was as hot as anybody and you know the two-time champion today, and to come out on top is pretty cool."

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