Matthews paces Owls after first round of Georgetown Intercollegiate

After the first round of the Georgetown Intercollegiate at the 7,102-yard par 71 Members Club at Four Streams in Bealsville, Maryland, Temple men’s golf placed 7th out of 12 teams.

As a team, the Owls carded a first round total of 305, which resulted in a 21-over-par score for the day. The top four scores on the team were counted for the first round.

Senior Brandon Matthews placed the highest for the Owls after his opening round of even par 71. Matthews finished the day in a tie for second.

Redshirt freshman John Barone carded a 75 to tie for 17th. Freshmen Sam Soeth and Trey Wren shot opening rounds of 79 and 80, respectively. Soeth is in a tie for 43rd and Wren is in a tie for 49th. Fellow freshman Gary McCabe rounded out the five with a score of 82, which put him in a tie for 57th.

DePaul University leads the two-day team tournament after carding a team total of 11-over-par 295. Rhode Island junior Billy Walthouse leads the individual tournament after carding first round 4-under-par 67.

The Owls will look to improve on their first round score in the final round of the Georgetown Intercollegiate that concludes on Tuesday.

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