Golf Places Seventh at Princeton Invitational

By Kevin Glasson


Princeton, NJ- Temple men’s golf finished seventh out of the field of 15 at the Princeton Invitational over the weekend. The tournament was held at Springdale Country Club, which was playing a par of 71 and totaled 6,390 yards.

Sophomore Brandon Matthews, who tied for first at this tournament last year, played well enough to finish tied for fourth with a score of 209 (72-66-71). Will Davenport, a junior from Yale, was the only other to shot 4-under-par for the tournament sharing fourth place with Matthews.

Junior Matthew Teesdale carded the best Sunday score for the Owls, shooting a 69, giving him a total score of 220 (71-80-69). This placed Teesdale tied for 30th as the day concluded.

Behind Teesdale in the standings came senior Matthew Crescenzo who finished the Princeton Invitational with a 10-over-223 (74-73-76), placing him tied for 42nd. Crescenzo’s best score came in the second round where he finished just two-over-71.

Freshman Evan Galbreath wrapped up his Sunday shooting a 74, giving him a total of 225 for the tournament (77-74-74). Galbreath would finish for 49th, while junior Mike Amole finished tied for 72nd with a total score of 233 (78-72-83) for the tournament.

The Owls overall team score would tally up to 869. Harvard had the best overall score with 832 for the tournament, while junior Akash Mirchandani of Harvard came in first place shooting eight-under-205.

Two other Big 5 schools also took part in the Princeton Invitational, St. Joes and Penn. The Hawks and Quakers would tie for 11th, while Princeton the host of the tournament came in ninth.

The Owls are back on links April 19-20when they will take part in the Wolfpack Spring Open at Lonnie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh, NC.

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