April 3, 2013

NEWPORT NEWS, VA - The Atlantic 10 Conference has named Rhode Island's Branden Chicorka its Golfer of the Week, while Temple freshman Brandon Matthews was tabbed as the league's Rookie of the Week. 

Chicorka finished in a tie for third place at the Wildcat Invitational in Malvern, Pa.  The senior from Enfield, Conn had a 54-hole total of 218, opening the tournament with rounds of 72 and 70.  It was his fifth top 10 finish in six starts, dating back to the 2012 fall season.   Chicoka and the rest of his Ram teammates placed second on the team leaderboard. 

Matthews and the Owls finished three strokes better than Rhode Island at Wildcat Invitational to take the team championship.  The DuPont, Pa. native carded a 220 to place sixth in the 72 person field.    Matthews' first round 69 tied for the second lowest single round score of the tournament.