Brandon Matthews

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Brandon Matthews
Personal information
Full name Brandon Michael Matthews
Born (1994-07-27) July 27, 1994 (age 23)
Dupont, Pennsylvania
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st)
Nationality  United States
Career
College Temple University
Turned professional 2016
Current tour(s) Web.com Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour Latinoamérica
Professional wins 3

Brandon Michael Matthews (born July 27, 1994) is an American professional golfer from Dupont, Pennsylvania. In March 2017, Matthews won the Molino Cañuelas Championship on the 2017 PGA Tour Latinoamérica.

Amateur career

Matthews started playing golf at one or two years of age using plastic clubs and got his first set of "real clubs" at age 4 and really started getting out at Emanon C.C. Growing up he also played basketball and competitive baseball. When Matthews was 12 or 13, he played on five or six baseball teams but gave up baseball to focus on golf.[citation needed]

Matthews attended Pittston Area High School and played on their golf team. He was the 2010 PIAA Boys' Golf State champion. In 2011 Matthews was the Golf Association of Philadelphia Junior Boys champion.[1]

Matthews played college golf at Temple University beginning in 2012.[2] He tied the school record for career tournament titles, matching Geoffrey Sisk's mark of eight set back in 1986.

In 2014 Matthews was the Dixie Amateur champion.

Professional career

Matthews turned professional in October 2016. He finished tied for 9th place in the Mexican qualifying for the 2017 PGA Tour Latinoamérica, earning his card for the 2017 season.[3] Matthews had a successful start to his professional career, finishing tied for 9th place in his first professional tournament, the Avianca Colombia Open, and winning his second event, the Molino Cañuelas Championship.[3][4]

Amateur wins

  • 2011 Philadelphia Junior Championship
  • 2012 Silver Cross Award, Hartford Hawk Invitational, Philadelphia Big 5 Invitational
  • 2013 Princeton Invitational, Silver Cross Award, Barnabas Health Intercollegiate
  • 2014 Temple Invitational, Dixie Amateur
  • 2015 Furman Intercollegiate, Princeton Invitational

Source:[1][2][5]

Professional wins (3)

PGA Tour Latinoamérica wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Mar 12, 2017 Molino Cañuelas Championship −13 (68-70-65-72=275) 1 stroke Argentina Matias Simaski, United States Jared Wolfe

Other wins

References

  1. ^ a b "Brandon Matthews". World Amateur Golf Ranking. Retrieved April 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Temple Men's Golf 2016" (PDF). Temple University Athletics. Retrieved April 13, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Brandon Matthews – Achievements". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 13, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Brandon Matthews seals first win at the Cañuelas Championship". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 13, 2017. 
  5. ^ "2015–16 Temple University Golf Individual Results". Temple University Athletics. Retrieved April 13, 2017. 

External links

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