By Kevin Glasson
Raleigh, NC- The Temple Men’s Golf team was in action early this week as they competed in the 2014 Wolfpack Intercollegiate.
Temple tied with Lipscomb University for a tenth place overall finish with a total score of 889.
Winds were a factor for all teams as the Lonnie Poole Golf Course proved hard to play in tough conditions.
Individually, sophomore Brandon Matthews once again showed just how good he is finishing tied for 6th place overall. Matthews shot under par in each of his first two rounds with a score of 70 (-1) and 69 (-2). In his third and final round, Matthews shot two-over 73 finishing in a good position leading up to the Temple Invitational this weekend.
Senior Matthew Teesdale would finish second out of the Temple quintet, with an overall score of 225. In rounds one and two Teesdale shot four-over 75 and six-over 77. Teesdale would finish his final round two-over 73 placing him tied for 46th.
Senior transfer Pat Ross took home third place honors out of the Temple group with an overall score of 226. Ross shot six-over 77, three-over 74 and four-over 75.
Freshman Mark Farley and Evan Thornton rounded out the quintet with scores of 232 and 236.
Farley was the only Owls to not shoot a bogey or higher on the tricky 15th hole surrounded by water hazards and ripping winds.
NC State, the host of the event took home first place team honors as well as a first place tie individually with junior David Cooke of NC State and Adrian Meronk of East Tennessee State both shooting a total score of 208.
Temple will be hosting the next tournament this weekend, the Temple Invitational at Philmont Country Club in Huntingdon Valley, PA.