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Furman Slips To 14th Place At John Hayt Intercollegiate

Matt Brown
Matt Brown

Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. -- The Furman men's golf team (+36) posted an 18-over 306 for the second straight day, but the Paladins slipped to 14th on Monday in the John Hayt Intercollegiate at the par-72, 6,977-yard Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Junior Matt Brown (+8) paced the Paladins during round two with a three-over 75.  Brown notched two birdies to record a one-over 37 on the back nine before shooting a two-over 38 on the front.  Senior Matt Broome, who is tied with Brown for a share of 41st place at eight-over, carded three birdies en route to a four-over 76.

UCF (+12) fired a 294 to maintain first place just three strokes ahead of a three-way tie for second place between North Texas (+15), Arkansas (+15) and Tennessee (+15).  TCU rounded out the top five in the 15-team field after 36 holes at 17-over par.

Julien Brun (-5) of TCU carded a 71 on Monday to move into a one-shot lead over teammate Johan de Beer (-4) and first round leader Sang Yi (-4) of LSU.

Final round action is set for 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning.  Furman fans can follow live scoring of the final round by logging onto or at


14 Furman 306 306 612

T41 Matt Broome 76 76 152

T41 Matt Brown 77 75 152

T48 Austin Reeves 75 78 153

T71 Greg Carrier 81 77 158

T76 J.B. Murphy 78 81 159