After the first round of the Visit Stockton Pacific Invite at the 6,516-yard par 71 Stockton Country Club in Stockton, California, Temple men’s golf placed in a tie for 12th out of 16 teams.
As a team, the Owls carded a first round total of 311, which resulted in a 27-over-par score for the day. The top four scores on the team counted for the opening round.
Senior Brandon Matthews placed the highest for the Owls after his opening round score of 4-over-par 75. Matthews finished the first round in a tie for 22nd.
Freshmen Trey Wren and Sam Soeth shot opening rounds of 76 and 81, respectively. Wren finished the round in a tie for 31st and Soeth finished in a tie for 74th. Redshirt freshman John Barone carded a round of 83 to place in a tie for 83rd out of 87 golfers.
Sophomore Evan Thornton began the three-day tournament by carding an opening round 79. Thornton placed in a tie for 62nd after the first round. Thornton did not compete at the Georgetown Intercollegiate last week.
Long Beach State leads the three-day team tournament after carding a team total of 8-over-par 292. UC Irvine freshman David Kim leads the individual tournament after carding an opening round of 69.
The Owls will look to move up the leaderboard in the second round on Friday. The tournament will conclude with the final round on Saturday.