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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Holy Cross men's golfer Matthew Code wrapped up his senior season and career with the Saints as an individual in 2014 NAIA National Championships. With weathers complications at the end of day three turning the field from 72-holes to 54, Code produced three consistent rounds to finish in the top half of the 156-player field. His 54-hole total score of 226 (+10) ranked him 64th individually.
Starting the shotgun round on hole number 10, Code opened up his first three holes with a par, birdie and double bogey to sit at one-over par. Over his final six holes, Code put together five pars and one birdie to finish with an even-par score of 36 on the back nine.
After carding a pair of bogies on his first four holes on the front nine, Code then responded with five consecutive pars to conclude the round with a two-over par 74.
Through the first day, Code sits in a tie for 46th place individually and is just five strokes off the tournament leader who posted an opening round score of 69.
Code kicked off day two with six consecutive pars on the front nine of the LPGA National. A pair of bogies in two his last three holes gave Code a front nine score of 38.
After opening up the back nine with three straight pars, Code followed up his next two holes with a pair of bogies. However, he responded nicely on 15 and 16 with back-to-back birdies to get back to even par on the back nine. Code would conclude his second round with a bogey and a par on 17 and 18 to finish the round with a three-over par score of 75.
Through the first two days, Code sits at five-over par with a 36-hole score of 149 and ranked 49th individually.
With consecutive rounds to open day three, a bogey on hole number three put Code at one over through his first three holes. He would gain a stroke back with his first birdie of the tournament on number five before bogies on six and nine would pace him at two-over par through the first nine.
Code would then get through 12 on the back nine with three consecutive pars before several lightning delays would postpone the round until Friday morning.
With the postponement and several groups still having yet to tee-off on day three, the NAIA made the call to turn the 72-hole event into a 54-hole event due to the loss of time.
Code would resume action on hole number 13 on Friday, with just six holes to play in his final round of the NAIA National Championship. After carding a bogey on 13, he would respond with four consecutive pars before closing out his participation in the event with a double bogey on hole 18.
His round three score of 77 would bring his 54-hole total to 226 and place him in 64th out of the 156-player field.
Code would close out his participation in the NAIA National Championships five birdies in the three-day event.
As his career as a Saint comes to a close, Code will long be remembered for helping turn the Holy Cross men's golf team into the consistent threat it is in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC). He will leave Holy Cross with a career stroke average of 75.27, including an average this year of 75.18.
For a look at the final tournament results, click here.