Springing Into Form

2018 CGA Amateur champ Dunkle, UNC’s Matz each record fourth top-10 finish of college season

By Gary Baines – 04/02/2019

The college golf careers of Kyler Dunkle, who grew up in Colorado, and Joshua Matz of the University of Northern Colorado are coming to a close this spring, and both are aiming to go out on a high note.

On Tuesday, the two added another strong finish to their already-impressive college resumes by tying for seventh out of 102 players at the Seattle University Redhawk Invitational at Chambers Bay, host of the 2015 U.S. Open.

It was the fourth top-10 individual finish this season for Dunkle (pictured), the 2018 CGA Amateur champion who has won twice during this college campaign and three times in his University of Utah career.

Matz also earned his fourth individual top-10 of the season.

Matz and Dunkle ended up at 7-under-par 206 on Tuesday, with Matz closing with a 67 and Dunkle a 68. They finished six strokes behind champion Hidetoshi Yoshihara of UCLA

As a team, UNC placed seventh out of the 18-school field.


April 1-2, 2019 (final) in University Place, Wash.

7. (out of 18 teams) Northern Colorado 287-280-281–848

7. Joshua Matz 68-71-67–206

40. Li Chen 73-74-67–214

44. Coby Welch 73-70-72–215

61. Nick Sharp 73-69-75–217

77. Jack Castiglia 75-70-75–220


7. Former Coloradan Kyler Dunkle, Utah 72-66-68–206