Matthews Absent from Lineup as Owls Compete in the Wolfpack Intercollegiate

After the first round of the Wolfpack Intercollegiate at the 7,358-yard par-71 Lonnie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh, North Carolina, Temple men’s golf placed 10th out of 16 teams.

As a team, the Owls carded a day one team total of 298, which resulted in a 14-over-par total for the day out of the top four scores on the team.

Missing from the lineup was senior Brandon Matthews who was at the first stage of the tour qualifying school to try to make it on the closest circuit to the pro tour. Matthews is tied for the most all-time individual wins at Temple with eight.

Freshman Sam Soeth finished round one in a tie for eighth after he carded a 1-over par 72 to lead the Owls. Fellow freshman Trey Wren carded a 75 to put him in a tie for 43rd.

Sophomores John Barone, Evan Thornton and Bobby Firth finished their rounds with scores of 74, 77 and 81, respectively. Barone finished the round in a tie for 28th, Thornton finished in 59th and Firth placed 85th.

West Virginia leads the two-day team tournament after carding team total of 5-over-par 289. Max Sear of West Virginia and Robin Petersson of Augusta University lead the individual tournament after they each finished round one with 3-under 68’s.

The Owls will look to move up the leaderboard in the final round of the Wolfpack Intercollegiate at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course on Tuesday.



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