Matt Leiti blitzes SW Florida Men's Amateur field
FORT MEYERS, FL (October 30, 2016) -- Matt Leiti combined a pair of under-par rounds to finish 4-under and nine-strokes in front of the rest of the Southwest Florida Men's Amateur field. The nine-stroke win was the largest in the five decade history of the event.

In the first round round at Eastwood Golf Course the 21-year-old fired a 3-under 69 that included five birdies and three bogeys. During a windy final round at Fort Meyers Country Club Leiti carded a 1-under 69 with five birdies and four bogeys.

“I had two good days. I don’t think I’ve ever played better,” Leiti told the Naples Daily News. “I had a blast today and working on my irons last week paid off.”

James Marcelak finished a distant second at 5-over, Jack Hernandez was third at 8-over, Brad Harmer was fourth at 9-over while three others shared fifth.

-The Naples Dailey News contributed to this story

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