Salem, OR-- St. Andrews University senior golfer Matt Latham came back to shoot a 30 on the back nine holes of his final round on Friday at the 2013 NAIA Men's Golf National Championships in Salem, Oregon to finish his round with an impressive 68, which ties the low round of the week at the tournament. With his strong finish, Latham ended up finishing in a tie for 10th place overall in a field of 154 golfers!
Latham previously shot back-to-back 73s in the first two rounds with a 77 in the third round for a 4 day score of 291 (3 strokes over par). With the top 10 finish Latham not only was named to the All-National Tournament team, but also enough to get an invitation back to the National Championships next year!
"It was a great way to end an awesome week in Oregon!" says Latham. "Thanks for all the support!"
Sondre Ronold of team champion Oklahoma City won the event after shooting a 283 (-5 under par) while fellow Appalachian Athletic Conference member Trevor Banks of Virginia Intermont tied Latham at 3 over par for the top 10 finish.
This is the best finish for a St. Andrews University golfer in the school's history and the best postseason finish in SAU Athletics in a very long time.
Latham is teaching the young golfer how to putt for Champions of Chacracter.