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Brown Paces Paladins In Opening Round At Bank Of Tennessee at Blackthorn

Matt Brown
Matt Brown

Johnson City, Tenn. – Senior Matt Brown fashioned an even-par 70 to pace the Furman men's golf team in the opening round of the Bank of Tennessee at Blackthorn on Friday at the par-72 Blackthorn Club at the Ridges.

Brown, a native of Brookeville, Md., birdied three holes on the front nine and overcame a double bogey on the back side to grab a share of 22nd place.  Senior Anthony Aloi and sophomore Josh Chay each contributed a round of 76 on Friday as the Paladins carded a 14-over 302.

Tennessee and Memphis are tied for the lead at eight-under par after 18 holes while Virginia holds third place at four-under and Wake Forest and Missouri are tied for fourth place at three-under.

Rick Lamb of Tennessee and Grant Milner of Memphis each carded a five-under 67 to share the first round lead.

Second round play is scheduled for Saturday morning with the final round set to tee off of Sunday morning.


13 Furman 302

T22 Matt Brown 72

T60 Anthony Aloi 76

T60 Josh Chay 76

T66 Preston Cole 78

T66 Johnny Kyger 78


T50 *Michael Borton 74


* - playing as an individual