First Posted: 4/18/2013
Former Pittston Area PIAA State Golf Champion and Temple University freshman Brandon Matthews was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Golf Rookie of the Week for the sixth time this season.
Matthews was the Owls’ top finisher at the 12-team Yale Spring Opener, tying for seventh overall with a six-over 146 on Saturday, April 6. His total helped Temple tied for fourth overall at the event.
In 14-team Princeton Invitational last weekend, Matthews and sophomore Matt Teesdale shared the individual medalist honors, carding four-under par scores of 209 to lead Temple men’s golf to a second place finish. The Owls (870) finished just two shots behind Yale (868), which won the event held at the Springdale Golf Club.
The Owl golfers shot identical scores (69-71-69) on all three rounds with the combined total of 209 tying Andrew Mason (209 at the 2010 McLaughlin) for the third lowest 54-hole score in Temple history. It was Teesdale’s first individual title as an Owl while Matthews notched the second of his rookie season.
“Brandon and Matt are tremendous players, they are the complete package,” said Temple head coach Brian Quinn. “They hit it real solid and have great heads on their shoulders. Most importantly they are two super kids and am very happy they shared the title today.”
Following Yale and Temple was Princeton (871) Columbia (877), Penn (878), Harvard (885), Brown (894), Dartmouth (895), Navy (903), Cornell (911), Seton Hall (918), Saint Joseph’s (919), Georgetown (926) and Rider (955).