JONESBOROUGH, TENN.. -- First round play at the at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate at the par 72, 7,147 yard Blackthorn Club in Jonesborough, Tenn., was suspended Friday due to heavy rain in the area. Play is scheduled to resume Saturday at 8:45 a.m., with second round play following the conclusion of round one.
Furman (+9) completed the round of play and is in 13th place in the team standings after notching a 297 in the first round. Paladin junior Wehman Hopke (E) recorded a team-high five birdies on day to shoot an even 72 and tie for 20th place, while junior Preston Heyward (+1) carded two birdies on the front and one on the back to finish Friday's round one over par and tied for 40th place.
Sophomore Bryce Howell (+3) recorded consecutive birdies on No. 4 and No. 5 then birdied No. 11 to tie for 64th with a 75 in opening round action, and junior Preston Cole (+5) and freshman Hunter Nichols (+5) enter Saturday's second round tied for 75th after each scored a 77 on Friday.
Friday's results plus live scoring for the additional rounds is available at http://www.golfstatresults.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=participants&tid=6964.
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information