CLINTON — Rodney Hamblin scorched the Clinton Country Club course with a round of 6-under-par 66 to run away with the Riverboat Days Amateur golf tournament Sunday.

Hamblin’s 66 was just two shots off the course record held by Clinton native and former PGA Tour player Greg Ladehoff.

“I didn’t think a whole lot about that. I was just trying to get the job done,” Hamblin said after Sunday’s round.

Hamblin, who is from St. Paul, Minn., outdistanced Dean Cavanaugh by seven strokes with his three-day total of 209 — 7-under-par. Cavanaugh shot a 71 Sunday and finished the tournament at even par.

“I played pretty close to the same the last few days, I just made a couple more putts today,” Hamblin said. “The course played a little easier without as much wind.

“My ball striking was real good all week. I didn’t put myself in position to make bogies. I played pretty conservatively on a few holes, just trying to take a big number out of play. I made a lot of pars.”

Hamblin became the fourth straight Iowa State University golfer to win the tournament, following Clinton’s Tyler Swanson (2003), Paul Huddle (2004) and Drew Dalziel (2005).

Hamblin was tied atop the leaderboard after Friday’s opening round with a 71. He shot a 72 Saturday and led by a stroke heading into Sunday’s final round.

Tyler Pitlik shot three straight rounds of 73 to finish third with his 219 total. Joe Cermak and Scot Glasford tied for fourth at 221.

Rounding out the top 10 were Chris Wilkins at 222; Mike Jump Sr. at 223; Todd Hingtgen and Steve Jump at 225; and Jordan Dye, Dan Holterhaus, Chad McCarty, Andrew Petersen and Aaron Rath at 226.

Dan Naughton won the Senior Division title, besting Randy Trine in a playoff after both had three-day totals of 223. Jim Butler was third among the seniors at 224, followed by last year’s winner Dan Dalziel at 225 and Dave Hall at 228.

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