Owls in 11th After First Round of Princeton Invitational

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After the first round of the Princeton Invitational at the 6,415-yard par 71 Springdale Golf Course in Princeton, New Jersey, Temple Men’s Golf placed 11th out of 15 teams.

As a team, the Owls carded an opening round total of 301, which resulted in a 17-over-par score for the day. The top four scores on the team were counted for the first round of the tournament.

Freshman Trey Wren paced the Owls on Saturday with an opening round of 1-over-par 72. Wren is in a tie for 16th after the first round.

Freshman Gary McCabe and redshirt freshman John Barone shot opening rounds of 74 and 78, respectively. McCabe finished the day in a tie for 32nd and Barone finished in a tie for 60th.

Senior Brandon Matthews posted an opening round of 77. After the first round, he is in a tie for 53rd.

Freshman Sam Soeth posted a round of 76, which put him in a tie for 47th.

Soeth is competing as an individual in the tournament, which means his score isn’t counted towards the team total.

Sophomore Mark Farley rounded out the Owls with an opening round of 78. After the first round, Farley is in a tie for 60th.

Duke leads the team tournament after carding an opening round team total of 10-under-par 274. Duke sophomore Jake Shuman leads the individual tournament after an opening round of 65.

The Owls will look to move up the leaderboard in the final round on Sunday.




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