Former Temple great Sisk qualifies for U.S. Open, Matthews named as an alternate

Geoff Sisk, a 1987 alum, finished in a three-way tie for first place in the U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier held at the Century Country Club and Old Oaks Country Club in Purchase, N.Y. on Monday afternoon and will be representing Temple in what will be Sisk’s seventh career U.S. Open.

Sisk shot a 68 in the opening round and a 69 in the second round, finishing with a four-under 137 to qualify for the Open Championship.
Despite shooting a four-under 67 in round two, Temple sophomore Brandon Matthews fell outside of the top four on the leaderboard, which will keep him from competing in the tournament. There is a glimmer of hope for the young phenom, though, as Matthews was was named as an alternate for the U.S. Open. He will be allowed to chip, putt and hit balls at the driving range next week in case a player withdraws.
The 2013 U.S. Open will be held at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. from June 10 to June 16.