WISSAHICKON, PA -
Temple rising senior golfer Brandon Matthews
extended the Owls' streak to five straight years by winning the 111th Open Championship by two strokes Wednesday at the 6,975-yard par-70 Philadelphia Cricket Club.
Matthews, who plays out of Blue Bell Country Club, shot a four-under 66 Tuesday in first round action and trailed Joshua Rackley (Gulph Mills GC) by one stroke entering the second and final round. The Dupont, Pa. native and Temple All-American posted a one-over 71 today, besting Rackley (74) by two strokes.
It was the second time Matthews won the Open Championships. His first victory came in 2013. Matt Teesdale
, who graduated this past May, won last year's championship. Temple alum Andrew Mason ('11) won consecutive championships to start the current Owl streak of winners.