VILLANOVA — Pittston Area graduate Brandon Matthews shot 4-under-par at a qualifier at Overbrook Golf Club and Radnor Valley Country Club, earned medalist honors and punched his ticket to the U.S. Amateur Championship on Monday.
After winning the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s 109th Open Championship five days earlier, Matthews stormed out of the gates, recording a 3-under-par in the first round at Overbrook Golf Club to hold the 18-hole lead.
Matthews continued to roll in the second round, logging a 1-under-par score to defeat runner-up Sean Fahey by three strokes.
Matthews will play in U.S. Amateur Championship at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass. Aug. 12-18.
Earlier this year, Matthews, a sophomore at Temple University, barely missed qualifying for the U.S. Open.
COLLEGE WOMEN’S TENNIS
Wilkes University women’s tennis team earned Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s All-Academic Team honors, while four Lady Colonels were named ITA Scholar-Athletes.
The team needed a 3.20 GPA or above to qualify for the award.
Amanda Holyk, Melanie Nolt, Katie Lynn and Ally Kristofco earned the individual honors, as they were named ITA Scholar-Athletes.
Each of the four Lady Colonels was a varsity letter winner, had a GPA of at least 3.50 for the current academic year and logged at least two semesters at Wilkes University.
Last season, Wilkes went 19-3, won its seventh straight Freedom Conference championship and earned an NCAA Tournament berth.
NORMAN ROB ABRECHT 8-9 BASEBALL TOURNAMENT
Wyoming West Wyoming 4, South Wilkes-Barre 2
Jayden Rusyn’s RBI single in the fifth inning knocked in the winning runs as Wyoming/West Wyoming defeated South Wilkes-Barre.
Nick Elko earned the win in five innings of work, while Hunter Lawall picked up the save.
Elko and Aaron Yelland had two hits apiece for Wyoming.
Dereck Camacho pitched five strong innings for South Wilkes-Barre, while Miles Dewey paced South Wilkes-Barre with three hits.