Temple men’s golf traveled to Florida for Intercollegiate at Innisbrook, but its performance did not match the sunny weather conditions.
The Owls finished the tournament tied for 13th with a composite score of 902. James Madison University took earned top honors with a score of 844, followed by Campbell University with a total score of 845.
“We just didn’t have it,” coach Brian Quinn said. “We had a lot of mental mistakes out there, and we attribute that to being a young team.”
Junior and team captain Dawson Anders ended play in Monday morning’s first round with a three-over 74. In the second round, Anders’ four bogeys and one double-bogey set him back with a four-over 75. He ended the tournament with a two-over 73 in the third and finished tied for 44th.
Sophomore Conor McGrath finished the first round with a five-over 76. He bounced back from shooting a six-over 77 in the second round, ending with an even-par 71 in the third. McGrath finished tied for 54th.
Freshman Graham Chase began with an eight-over 79. He scored a two-over 73 in the second and a five-over 76 in the third. Chase tied for 67th at the conclusion.
Senior Liam McGrath started out with a six-over 77 on Monday, followed by a four-over 75 that afternoon in the second round and a seven-over 78 on Tuesday. McGrath finished tied for 75th.
Freshman Danny Nguyen scored a seven-over 78 in the first round. He followed that up with a five-over 76 in the second and a twelve-over 83 in the third. Nguyen finished 85th.
“They all need to identify their biggest weaknesses and try to get those weaknesses a little bit stronger,” Quinn said.
The Owls will conclude the season at the City 6 tournament in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania on Nov. 9.