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Ferrell Leads Furman On Opening Day Of NCAA Southeast Regional

Garland Ferrell 2010
Garland Ferrell 2010

Alpharetta, Ga. -- Senior Garland Ferrell fired an opening round 69 to grab a share of fifth place and help Furman into a tie for seventh place after one round of the NCAA Southeast Regional at the Capital City Club's par-70, 7,182-yard Crabapple Course on Thursday.

The Paladins, seeded eighth in the 13-team field, raced out to as much as a five-stroke lead on the front nine, but settled for a 292 as the team combined to record 12 bogeys and two double bogeys over the final five holes which include a 220-yard par 3 and 490-yard par 4.

"We did well today but we need to do a better job of finishing," said Furman head coach Todd Satterfield.
Ferrell fashioned his impressive opening round on the strength of his accurate putting. The Greenville, S.C., native notched four birdies, highlighted by an 18-foot birdie putt at No. 2, 20-footer at No. 8 and 15-foot birdie at No. 16.
Fellow senior Daniel Bowden recovered from a bogey on the opening hole to notch three birdies and card a one-over par 71. Senior Jack Ulrich posted a five-over 75 and sophomore Anthony Aloi birdied No. 18 to finish at 77 and round out Furman's four counting scores on Thursday.
Top-ranked Oklahoma State took the lead after 18 holes shooting a two-over 282. Clemson (283) holds second place just one stroke behind the Cowboys while host Georgia Tech (287) is five strokes back and in third place.
Georgia Tech's John Tyler Griffin, Mississippi's Jonathan Randolph, Brigham Young's Robbie Fillmore and Oklahoma State's Peter Uihlein each shot two-under 68 to forge a four-way tie for the individual lead. Ferrell heads a group of five other golfers just one stroke back in a tie for fifth.
The top five teams from the regional and the low individual not a member of those teams will advance to the NCAA Championship on June 1-6, at The Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Second round play has been moved from 8 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. on Friday due to the threat of inclement weather. The Paladins will tee-off from No. 10 beginning at 7:30. Saturday's final round is also set to tee-off at 7:30 a.m.
Fans can follow live scoring from the Crabapple Course and each of the other five 54-hole NCAA Regionals by logging onto


T7 Furman 292

T5 Garland Ferrell 69

T13 Daniel Bowden 71

T39 Jack Ulrich 75

T55 Anthony Aloi 77

T69 Austin Reeves 78