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Christensen Wins at Home

Jun 23, 2016

During the third round of the 116th Indiana Amateur Championship, Elcona member, Matt Christensen came from behind to grab the lead at his home course.  He posted a 54-hole total of 1-over-par, 216 and led by three shots heading into the final round of the state’s most prestigious event.

Today, Christensen got off to a bit of a shaky start, bogeying three of his opening five holes to fall to 4-over-par.  But despite the way his day began, he never relinquished his lead.

The 38-year-old former professional golfer, posted a 72-hole total of 2-over-par, 290 to win the event by four shots.

“For me, this was fun,” Christensen said.  “I tried not to take it too seriously.  It was more about going out, staying focused and having fun.  I didn’t put too much pressure on myself.”

Christensen played collegiate golf at Fresno State in California and moved to Elkhart three years ago.  After college, he played professionally for two years (’99, ’00), including time spent on the Canadian Tour.  In ’2008, he regained amateur status and had a very successful year, winning several events including the Northern California Amateur.