Blue Hen Sophomore Kyle Martin Ties For 10th Place at 97th Pennsylvania State Open Championship
Martin, a native of Ambler, Pa., took advantage of playing on his home course of Commonwealth National Golf Club to card a five over par 70-72-76-218 and finish second among the amateurs in the 120-man field.
Martin opened the tournament on Monday with a one under par 70 on the par 71, 7,117-yard course, recording five birdies during the round. He then played a pair of rounds on Wednesday, opening with a one under par 72 which featured birdies on the first two holes of the course. Playing in swirling, persistent winds, Martin concluded play with a five over par 76 which included a birdie on the 11th hole.
Martin placed second among the 49 amateurs at the championship, finishing behind only Georgetown junior Greg Podufal, who shot a three over par 216.
Martin, a rising sophomore who appeared in all but one tournament during his rookie season with the Blue Hens in 2012-13, ranking third on the squad with a 77.54 average round. He was Delaware’s top finisher at the UNCW Seahawk Intercollegiate, while his second round of 68 at the Joe Agee Invitational was tied for the lowest round by a Blue Hen during the season.