Mattare earns U.S. Mid-Amateur medalist honors

Updated: October 6, 2013

Birmingham, AL ( – Matthew Mattare carded a 2-under 69 on
Sunday to earn medalist honors at the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship.

Mattare, who was a quarterfinalist last year, finished the stroke play portion
of the championship at 5-under-par 136.

Mattare played his second round at the West Course at the Country Club of
Birmingham and started on the 10th tee, which he parred before tripping to a
bogey at the 11th. He bounced right back with a birdie at the 12th, but fell
back to 2-under with a bogey at the 14th.

After rolling in back-to-back gains at the 17th and 18th to make the turn at
4-under, he dropped a shot at the first. The New Jersey native got that shot
back with a gain at the third and later birdied the eighth to reach 5-under.
He parred his final hole to finish there.

Kenny Cook fired the low round of the day with a 5-under 65 on the East Course
to jump into sole possession of second place at 3-under 138, while first-round
co-leader Kevin Marsh tripped to a 2-over 73 at the East Course on Sunday to
fall into a tie for third with Bill Williamson (67) at 2-under.

Todd White also had a share of the first-round lead with Marsh, but could only
manage a 3-over 74 on the West Course to drop into a tie for fifth with Tim
Jackson (71), Paul Simson (70), Jon Veneziano (71) and Michael McCoy (72) at

The match play portion of the tournament begins on Monday and will conclude
with Championship match on Thursday.