Matthews places third

After standing in fifth place after the first day of the Wolfpack Intercollegiate, Temple finished seventh in the 17-team tournament at the Lonnie Pool Golf Course in North Carolina.

Sophomore Brandon Matthews led the Owls with 9-under performance to finish third overall. Matthews was one of 15 golfers to shoot par or better on the final round of the tournament.

In two rounds Monday, Matthews shot a 67 and 68, then finished Tuesday’s round with an even par 72.

Junior Matt Teesdale finished in a tie for 15th overall with a one-over 217. Senior Matt Crescenzo shot a six-over 222 to tie for 32nd overall.

Rounding out the lineup was senior Russell Hartung, who finished 75th and freshman Evan Galbreath, who finished right behind his teammate in 76thplace.

East Tennessee State won the event with a combined score of 843.

This weekend, the Owls will host the Temple Invitational at Philmont Country club on Saturday and Sunday.

Golf tied for seventh at Adams Cup, Bibeau named assistant coach

After 36 holes of play at The Adams Cup in Newport, Rhode Island, Temple is tied for seventh place in the 16-team field with a score of 603.

Senior Matt Crescenzo shot a two-under 142 to lead the Owls.

Sophomore Brandon Matthews had a tough stretch on day one, carding a nine-over 81 during his morning round, but rebounded in the afternoon, shooting a one-over 73 and is tied with junior Mike Amole for 43nd place.

Junior Matt Teesdale is tied for 49th with an 11-over 155. Freshman Evan Galbreath carded a 15-over 159 to round out the lineup.

The Owls trail Hartford and Rhode Island by eight strokes for third place.

University of Central Florida leads the tournament with a 565.

The Adams Cup will conclude on Tuesday with eighteen holes of action.

Less than a year after his playing days at Temple concluded, Devin Bibeau is returning to Temple and has been named as an assistant coach to headman Brian Quinn.

Bibeau was a four-year letter winner and as a senior, placed fifth overall at the Atlantic 10 Men’s Golf Championship and vaulted himself to a Top 10 finish at the Wildcat Invitational.

Bibeau was also named to the A 10 All-Conference team during his senior campaign.

Golf schedule released

The golf schedule for the 2013 fall season has been released.

The schedule features five tournaments spanning from Sept. 14 through Oct. 13.

The season will get underway at The McLaughlin Tournament on Sept. 14 in Farmingdale, N.Y. and conclude at the Temple Invitational at Huntingdon Valley, Pa. on Oct. 13.

Five tournaments are listed on the schedule, with each one lasting two days.

Aside from Farmingdale, N.Y., the Owls will play tournaments in Newport, R.I., South Cent, Conn., Raleigh, N.C. and Huntingdon Valley, Pa.

Temple is led by the efforts of 2013 Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year, sophomore Brandon Matthews, junior Matt Teesdale, who posted three top-ten finishes in six events in the spring, and senior Matt Crescenzo.

You can view the entire schedule here:

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.

Two Owls to compete in US Open Sectional Qualifier

Temple freshman Brandon Matthews and 1987 Temple graduate Geoff Sisk will tee off at the Century Country Club and Old Oaks Country Club in Purchase, N.Y. with a chance to qualify for the 2013 U.S Open.

There are three spots remaining in the U.S. Open field, which will be held just a short commute away from North Broad Street at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. from June 10 to 16.

Matthews made several headlines throughout his terrific freshman campaign in 2012-13. The DuPont, Pa. native positioned himself as the Owls’ No. 1 golfer moving forward, finishing second in the Atlantic 10 Conference Championship.

Matthews also claimed All-Conference honors and nabbed the A-10 Rookie of the Year Award.

During his tenure at Temple, Sisk was a four-time honorable mention All-American and turned pro in 1988, one calendar year after earning his degree.

Sisk has played in six U.S. Opens, most recently in 2011. He will look to advance to his seventh after shooting a 68 to qualify for today’s round.