Matthews returns to lineup as Owls continue to struggle

After the first two rounds of the Collegiate Classic at Berkeley Hills Country Club in Duluth, Georgia, Temple men’s golf placed last out of 14 teams.

As a team, the Owls carded a day one team total of 602, which resulted in a 26-over-par score for the day. The top four scores on the team were counted for both rounds on the day.

Senior Brandon Matthews returned back to the lineup after sitting out the Wolfpack Intercollegiate to go through the first stage of the tour qualifying school. Matthews, as well as Temple golf alum Andrew Mason, made it past the first stage. Matthews finished with a four-round total of 11-under-par to tie for 14th. Matthews will play in the second stage of the qualifying school in November at a site that is to be determined.

Matthews led the Owls by placing in a tie for 32nd after carding a two-round score of 2-over-par 146.

Sophomores John Barone and Evan Thornton finished their first two rounds with totals of 6-over-par 150 and 14-over-par 158, respectively. Barone finished the day in a tie for 52nd and Thornton finished in a tie for 80th.

Freshman Trey Wren carded an 8-over-par 152 to put him in a tie for 68th. Fellow freshman Sam Soeth finished the day in a tie for 75th after carding a 10-over-par 154.

Lipscomb University leads the two-day team tournament after carding a team total of 23-under-par 553. Dawson Armstrong of Lipscomb University leads the individual tournament after carding a 12-under-par total of 132.

The Owls will look to move up the leader board in the final round of the Collegiate Classic at Berkeley Hills Country Club in Duluth, Georgia on Tuesday.





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