| Matthews, Teesdale InterviewJOHNS CREEK, GA -
The 114th U.S. Amateur Championship begins play Monday at the Atlanta Athletic Club's 7,409/7,428-yard, par 35-36-71 Highlands and 7,381-yard, par 36-36-72 Riverside Courses. This year not one, but two Temple Owls will be among the field of 312 golfers competing for amateur golf's top prize.
Junior Brandon Matthews
, who advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2013 U.S. Amateur, is back for the second straight year while senior Matt Teesdale
, who is having an impressive summer and currently leads the race for the 2014 Golf Association of Philadelphia Player of the Year honors, is making his first appearance.
Matthews' quarterfinal appearance last year provided him with an automatic berth to the 2014 Championship while Teesdale won the Long Valley, N.J. qualifier held on July 8 at the Black Oak Golf Club by two strokes.
Matthews will tee off first for the Temple duo, starting at 9:35 at hole one on the Riverside Course. Teesdale will commence his quest for a title at hole one on the Riverside course at 1:45 p.m.
After another round of 18 holes on Tuesday, the field of 312 will be whittled down to 64 players. Six rounds of match play will begin on Aug. 13 and the championship concludes with a scheduled 36-hole championship match on Aug. 17.
Temple alum Danielle Maslany will be on hand to cover the event for OwlSports.com, providing images and video.