March 30, 2014

Paladins Finish Eighth At Furman Intercollegiate

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Furman men's golf team fired a final-round 302 Sunday to finish eighth at the 45th Furman Intercollegiate at the par-72, 6,994-yard Furman University Golf Course in Greenville, S.C.

#11 Virginia Tech (-9) and Georgia State (-9) were named co-champions after each team carded a 287 on Sunday to finish the tournament nine under, while Kennesaw State (-2) placed third with a 292 in the final round.  The Hokies' Trevor Cone (-11) claimed individual medalist honors after firing a 66-69-70=205 to conclude the invitational at eleven-under. 

Paladin freshman Bryce Howell (+4) eagled the par-5 No. 15 and registered birdies on No. 2 and No. 4 to card an even 72 on Sunday to move into a tie for 18th place.  Junior Michael Borton (+6) led the Paladins with four birdies, including three on the front nine, to tie for 26th after shooting a 76 in Sunday's final round.  

Sophomore Wehman Hopke (+7) tied for 37th after shooting a 77 with a birdie on No. 15 on Sunday, finishing one stroke ahead of sophomore Preston Heyward (+8), who registered a 77 with three birdies in the final round to tie for 42nd.  

Sophomore Preston Cole (+12) eagled the par-5 No. 2 and notched birdies on No. 11 and No. 15 to tie for 66th with a final-round 77.  Senior Greg Carrier (+14) was the Paladins' top individual, tying for 77th with birdies on No. 2 and No. 11.

"We had great support this weekend from Furman fans, alumni, and supporters," said Furman head coach Todd Satterfield following Saturday's round.  "It was nice to bounce back this weekend after a poor performance at the Linger Longer, which should give us momentum heading into the conference championship."

Furman (+25) will compete at the Southern Conference Championship at Pinehurt, N.C., April 20-22.

 

8 Furman 293 294 302 889 +25

T18 Bryce Howell 75 73 72 220 +4

T26 Michael Borton 73 73 76 222 +6

T37 Wehman Hopke 73 73 77 223 +7

T42 Preston Heyward 72 75 77 224 +8

T66 Preston Cole 76 75 77 228 +12

T77 Greg Carrier* 73 78 79 230 +14

T97 Rob Knight* 79 77 82 238 +22

T108 Blake Hadden* 82 80 83 245 +29

T109 Billy Shuman* 81 86 87 251 +32

* - playing as an individual