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Paladins In 10th At Season Opening Raines Development Group Intercollegiate

Johnny Kyger
Johnny Kyger

Florence, S.C. – The Furman men's golf team posted rounds of 286 and 297 to hold 10th place after 36 holes at the season-opening Raines Development Group Intercollegiate on Monday at the par-72 Country Club of South Carolina.

Senior Johnny Kyger of Salisbury, N.C., paced the Paladins with an opening round two-under par 70 followed by a second round 75.  He is tied for 29th place with Paladin freshman Preston Cole, a Greer, S.C., native , who posted an even-par first round before shooting 73 in the afternoon.

Fifth-year senior Anthony Aloi, who redshirted last season, returned to the Furman lineup on Monday and posted back-to-back rounds of 73 to hold a share of 36th place.

Gardner-Webb (-12) holds the 36-hole lead by four strokes over Old Dominion (-8) with Georgia College (-6) in third place. Loyola (Md.) and North Alabama rounded out the top five in the 16-team field.

Old Dominion's Brandon Lemp and Gardner-Webb's Matthew Yelverton are tied for the individual lead at eight-under par through 36 holes.

Final round action is slated to begin Tuesday morning..


10 Furman 286 297 583

T29 Johnny Kyger 70 75 145

T29 Preston Cole 72 73 145

T36 Anthony Aloi 73 73 146

T63 Matt Brown 75 76 151

T63 Greg Carrier 71 80 151