After the first round of the Furman Intercollegiate at the 6,994-yard par 72 Furman University Golf Course in Greenville, South Carolina, Temple men’s golf placed 17th out of 19 teams.
As a team, the Owls carded an opening round total of 298, which resulted in a 10-over-par score for the day. The top four scores on the team were counted for the first round of the tournament.
Sophomore Mark Farley fired an opening round of even-par 72 to lead the Owls. On the day, Farley had five birdies and an eagle, but gave away those seven shots with a triple bogey and four bogeys. After the first round, Farley is in a tie for 24th.
Freshman Sam Soeth posted a solid round of 74 in his first round, which put him in a tie for 44th. Soeth is competing as an individual in the tournament, which means his score is not counted towards the team total.
Freshman Trey Wren and redshirt freshman John Barone shot rounds of 76 and 75, respectively. Barone finished in a tie for 57th and Wren finished the day in a tie for 69th.
Senior Brandon Matthews finished his first round in a tie for 57th after an opening round of 75.
Freshman Gary McCabe rounded out the Owls with an opening round of 81, which put him in a tie for 107th.
Harvard leads the team tournament after carding an opening round team total of 4-under-par 284. Wofford College junior Andrew Novak leads the individual tournament after an opening round of 67.
The Owls will look to move up the leaderboard at the Furman Intercollegiate in the second and third rounds on Saturday and Sunday.