University of South Dakota head men's golf coach Nick Hovden announced Thursday that Samuel Matthew has transferred to South Dakota from the University of North Dakota. Matthew will be eligible to play right away for the Coyotes this fall as a sophomore.
Matthew, a native of Roseville, MN, completed his freshman season at UND this past year. While there, Matthew made an instant impact on the team as he finished tied for 10th at the America Sky Conference Championship finishing with a 54-hole score of 230 (76 – 76 – 78), earning him second team all-conference honors.
For the season, Matthew played 27 rounds in nine tournaments with a 75.6 average. He fired a career-low 71 at the TSU Big Blue Intercollegiate hosted by Tennessee State. Of his 27 rounds, all but two rounds were in the 70s with the other two being an 80 and 84.
Matthew prepped at Roseville Area High School where he lettered five times in golf. He earned All-Suburban East Conference honors four times and led his team to the conference championship as a senior while capturing individual medalist honors. He recorded a conference scoring average of 70.25 and an overall average of 71.1 as a senior. In addition, Matthew was a four-time 'A' Honor Roll student as he earned three academic letters.