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Former APSU Golfer Marco Iten wins Swiss Amateur Championship

 

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APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityZurich, Switzerland – Former APSU Governor Marco Iten is still winning golf tournaments.

A year after finishing second at the Swiss Amateur Championship, the former Austin Peay State University great walked away with the title over the weekend at the Golf and Country Club Shonenberg, although Iten needed three extra holes to defeat Mauro Anderi for this year’s title.

Former Austin Peay Golf Gov Marco Iten. (APSU Sports Information)

Former Austin Peay Golf Gov Marco Iten. (APSU Sports Information)

The rain-shortened tournament—the tourney’s second round was cancelled because of heavy storms–saw both Iten and Anderi, who were tied heading into the final holes, fire 2-under 70s on the final 18. Iten had a trio of bogeys on the front side but one late bogey on the back nine opened the door for a playoff.

However, on the third hole of the playoff, the Niederglatt, Switzerland native sunk a birdie putt while Anderi could only muster a par.

As a result, not only did Iten walk away with the championship but qualified for the Omega European Masters to be held for the 70th time at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club in the heart of the Swiss Alps, September 1st-4th.

As a senior at APSU, Iten captured medalist honors in four spring tournaments, including the NCAA Auburn Regional. He was chosen to the Division I PING All-Southeast Region team and played in the 2014 NCAA Championship in Hutchinson, Kansas.


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