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.