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Matthews Has Rough First Round

March 22, 2019

Local golf standout Brandon Matthews shot a 1-over-par 72 Thursday in the first round of the Louisiana Open at Le Triomphe Golf & Country Club.

Matthews, 24, of Dupont, is tied for 95th in a field of 144 golfers at the Web.com Tour event.

Matthews, a Temple graduate, is nine strokes off the lead held by Philadelphia’s Vince Covello, who opened with an 8-under 63.

Matthews started on the back nine Thursday and birdied hole 12, but made bogey back-to-back on holes 14 and 15.

After going into the turn at 1 over, Matthews recorded one bogey and one birdie on the front-nine to finish 1 over.

Matthews is scheduled to tee off from the first hole at 8:20 a.m. today.

He missed the cut at his two most recent Web.com Tour events in February.