After what coach Brian Quinn called one of “the biggest wins in Temple University golf history” at the Furman Intercollegiate March 27-29, junior Brandon Matthews followed it up with a win at the Met Intercollegiate in Purchase, New York. He was then honored with the American Athletic Conference Golfer of the Week award for his efforts.
The win in New York last weekend was the seventh of Matthews’ Temple career. Back-to-back victories for Matthews has his Golfstat.com ranking up to No. 39, which is the highest ranking of any golfer in The American. His average score per round sits at a 71.
Temple will be back in action this weekend at the Princeton Invitational.
Today is the day the Temple golf roster has waited for as the Owls set to compete in the Big 5 Invitational.
The Owls along with 18 other teams, will battle it out at Philmont Country Club in Huntingdon Valley, Pa. Coach Brian Quinn’s starting lineup features the four players who have played each tournament in senior Devin Bibeau, sophomore Brandon Matthews, junior Matt Crescenzo, and sophomore Paul Carbone.
Earlier in the week Quinn said that sophomore Conor Dunne had the inside track at being the No. 5 starter, however, junior Russell Hartung has been penciled in there for this weekend. Quinn was not immediately available for contact on the change.
While Temple has had some excellent individual performances this season they have struggled to put together a full team effort, and with Philmont being a de facto home course, now seems like the ideal time for the Owls to get to the level their coach knows they have the potential reach.