After two days of competition, sophomore Brandon Matthews is tied for sixth overall at the 2014 American Athletic Conference Championships.
On the first day of competition Matthews shot a two-over 73, which placed him 13th overall out of 151 golfers. He started strong, as he was one among the top five golfers. But Matthews shot three over on his final four holes. He responded with a strong outing on Monday, shooting a one-under 70. He was one of seven golfers to break par on what was a windy day in Palm Harbor, Fla.
As a team, the Owls are currently in ninth place out of the 10-team field, 44 shots behind the leader – Central Florida. The event features a strong field, as five teams participating are currently ranked in the Top 50.
Junior Matt Teesdale is tied for 30th after shooting a three-over 74 on Sunday and a six-over 77 on Monday. Senior Matt Crescenzo is tied for 42nd after posting a six-over 77 on Sunday and a 10-over 81 on Monday. Freshman Evan Notaro and junior Mike Amole are 49th and 50th overall, respectively.
The Owls tee off Tuesday at 8:20 am.