Daniel Island, S.C. – Senior Austin Reeves carded a two-under par 70 to maintain second place and the Furman's men's golf team carded a second round 301 to hold fifth place in the Southern Conference Men's Golf Championship at the par-72 Ralston Creek Course on Monday.
Reeves (-2), an Eastside High School product and Greenville, S.C., native posted three birdies over the final nine holes to card a two-under 34 on the back nine. He trails Chattanooga's Stephen Jaeger (-6) by four strokes after 36 holes and is three strokes in front of third place John Skeadas (+1) of Davidson.
The Mocs (+4), ranked No. 34 in the nation by Golfstat.com, shot a tournament-low 286 to open up a nine-stroke lead over second place Samford (+13) with 18 holes remaining in the 54-hole tournament. Georgia Southern (+15), College of Charleston (+17) and Furman (+20) rounded out the top five.
Final round action is set to get underway at 8 a.m. on Tuesday. The Paladins, playing with Wofford and College of Charleston, are set to tee-off beginning at 9 a.m.
Fans can follow live scoring of the 2012 SoCon Men's Golf Championship at www.FurmanPaladins.com and www.GolfStatResults.com.
5 Furman 295 301 596
2 Austin Reeves 72 70 142
T26 Matt Brown 73 78 151
T26 J.B. Murphy 75 76 151
T30 Michael Borton 75 77 152
T40 Greg Carrier 75 79 154
"One Spirit. One Team. One Furman."