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Iona's Matti wins New Jersey Public Links by two
Paolo Matti (Iona Athletics photo)
Paolo Matti (Iona Athletics photo)

KENILWORTH, N.J. (Aug. 20, 2018) – Paolo Matti was the only player to reach a red number Monday at Heron Glen Golf Course, and it earned him the New Jersey Public Links title. Matti won the event by two shots.

Matti went out in even-par 72 to start the day. He bogeyed two of the first three holes of the second round, but rebounded with three birdies in the next four. A double-bogey 7 at the 10th nearly derailed his day but he righted the ship with two more birdies coming in. Matti finished the second round with 1-under 71.

Matti is about to enter his senior season at Iona College. He was an All-MAAC performer this past season.

Three players were two shots behind Matti in a tie for third. That included Dan Joseph, Robert McHugh and Bob Duenskie. McHugh was this event two years ago as a 16-year-old. He will play college golf at Monmouth in the fall.

ABOUT THE New Jersey Public Links

The Championship will be 36-Holes, Stroke-Play. The Champion will be the player with the lowest 36 hole aggregate score. The starting field will consist of 40 players, plus ties, from the three qualifying sites and those exempt from qualifying. Entrant must be a permanent resident of New Jersey and must NOT hold playing privileges, incidental or otherwise, at any facility which is not open to the general public.

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