By Kevin Glasson
Raleigh, NC- On Easter weekend when most students are at home with family and enjoying the nice weather, Temple men’s golf was out on the links in Raleigh, North Carolina playing in the Wolfpack Spring Open.
The tournament took place on NC State’s beautiful Lonnie Poole Golf Course that plays a par of 72 and has a total yardage of 7,358. Rain played a factor for the event as it was shortened due to rain.
Finishing 11th out of the field of 15, the Owls finished with a total score of 311 placing them 23-over-par. Junior Mike Amole tied for 26th overall with a score of 76, which was the best for any Temple golfer this weekend.
Sophomore Brandon Matthews and junior Matthew Teesdale finished tied for 48th shooting six-over-par, giving them a score of 78 on the tough course. Matthews started out the day well, but with a double bogey on the par 3 second hole and another double bogey on a tough par 5 seventh hole, Matthews would have to finish 6-over-72.
Senior Matthew Crescenzo was one stroke behind teammates Matthews and Teesdale, shooting a 79 placing him tied for 54th at 7-over72. Freshman Evan Galbreath tied for 68th with a score of 82, placing him 10-over-72.
Senior Logan Harrell of NC State took home the championship, on his home golf course, shooting 5-under-72 for a score of 67. His Wolfpack would finish in fourth while the Cavaliers from Virginia placed the best as a team.
Coming up for Temple is the American Athletic Conference Championship, which will be held in Palm Harbor, FL at the Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club [Copperhead Course] from April 27-29.