Temple golfer sets school record

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- With a swing as sweet, as his smile, Brandon Matthews has success written all over his face.

This season, the Temple University junior golfer set a school record with a 71 stroke average, won 4 tournament titles, and finished in the top 10 in 11 of the 12 tournaments he played in.

"It's just been a nice stretch for me. I'm really thankful the way I'm playing and just happy to be able to work with my coach all the time. He's such a great guy. Just to be at Temple University," Matthews said.

"There's no question. He is the greatest Temple golfer of all time," Coach Brian Quinn said.

And he still has one year to go!

Last year, Brandon became the first Temple golfer to ever qualify as an individual for the NCAA Championships.

He did it again this year and will tee off this weekend at the Regionals with hopes of making it to the Finals.

"I'm going to have to play well. Bottom line. I can't go out there with my C game and make it," Matthews said.

He wants to one day make it to the PGA Tour.

Considering his drive to succeed is almost as strong as his drives off the tee, he has what it takes to make that happen.

"He's going to be a great, great player for a long, long time. I think that he has an amazing career ahead of him," Quinn said.

"I want to be one of the best that ever lived. That's the bottom line. That's what everyone strives to be. Whatever sport you play, if you're a competitor, you're an athlete, you want to be the best that ever lived. So if I can get to there, then my dreams will be accomplished," Matthews said.
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