Lower Saucon Township native Matt Mattare shot a final round 4-over-par 75 Tuesday to hold on and win the 113th Philadelphia Open at Philadelphia Country Club.
Mattare, 31, finished with a 36-hole score of 4-under-par 63-75-138 to win the title by two strokes. "It's extremely validating," said Mattare, a member at Saucon Valley Country Club. "You put in a ton of work. It's nice to bring one home (a victory) instead of second or third place."
A former Allentown Central Catholic golfer (Class of 2004) and 2008 University of Notre Dame graduate, Mattare had nine birdies, eight pars, and a lone bogey on the par-4 18th hole on Monday. He birdied the second, third, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, 12th, 13th and 17th holes.