Matthews, Owls end season in conference tournament

The men’s golf team finished in last place at the American Athletic Conference Championship in Lecanto, Florida. Temple’s cumulative score for the event was a 906, which was 42 strokes over par and 69 shots behind the winning school, South Florida.

Even junior standout Brandon Matthews was not at his best. Matthews shot a seven-over 151 in the first two rounds of the event on day one on Sunday. While Matthews would bounce back with a four-under 68 for the final round, he was unable to crack the Top 20 in the season’s final event finishing in a tie for 22nd at three-over.

Seniors Pat Ross and Matt Teesdale concluded their Temple careers with finishes of 37th and 47th respectively. Freshman Mark Farley finished between the two seniors for the Owls coming in a tie for 41st at 16-over. Fellow freshmen Evan Thornton rounded out the field for Temple 31-over in 50th place.

While the season may be over for the Owls, it may not be the end of Matthews’ outstanding junior campaign. He will find out on Monday if he is selected to play in the 2015 NCAA Championship.

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