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Howell Sixth Following Two Rounds Of Furman Intercollegiate

Bryce Howell
Bryce Howell

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Sophomore Bryce Howell (-2) fired a 71 for the second-consecutive day to move into sixth place to lead the Furman men's golf team in the second day of the 46th Furman Intercollegiate at the par-72, 6,994-yard Furman University Golf Course in Greenville, S.C. 

Howell birdied two holes on the front and two on the back, finishing the round six strokes back of individual leader J.T. Poston of Western Carolina, who leads the field after shooting a 69 on Friday and adding a 67 on Saturday.

Georgia State (-6) surged into the team lead, shooting a 280 to move from fourth place into first, overtaking USC Aiken (-1) who dropped to second overall.  #46 Troy (+2) remained third, while Jacksonville (+4) and Western Carolina (+6) round out the top five.  The Paladins (+20) remain tied with Davidson (+20) for 11th place entering Sunday's final round.

Junior Wehman Hopke (+2) birdied No. 11 and No. 15 to score a 76 on Saturday and enters Sunday's final round tied for 27th place, while junior Preston Cole (+5), who scored back-to-back birdies on No. 10 and No. 11 and added an additional birdie on No. 15, is tied for 48th after scoring an even 72 on Saturday.

Freshman Adam Garrett (+15) birdied No. 10 and No. 18 to card a 77 in the second round to tie for 101st place, and junior Preston Heyward (+18) scored a 79 on Saturday to enter the final round in 108th place.

Redshirt freshman Alex Taylor (+1), the Paladins' top individual after two rounds, is tied for 57th after birdieing No. 15 to record a 78 on Saturday.  Senior Michael Borton (+11) recorded the Paladins' best round among the individuals on Saturday, notching three birdies to card a 74.

The 54-hole tournament will conclude with a 10:30 a.m. shotgun start on Sunday.  Admission to the tournament is free and fans are welcome.  Results and live tournament scoring are available via www.FurmanPaladins.com and www.golfstat.com.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information

 

T11 Furman 300 296 596 +20

6 Bryce Howell 71 71 142 -2

T27 Wehman Hopke 70 76 146 +2

T48 Preston Cole 77 72 149 +5

T101 Adam Garrett 82 77 159 +15

108 Preston Heyward 83 79 162 +18

T57 Alex Taylor* 73 78 151 +7

T81 Hunter Nichols* 74 80 154 +10

T86 Michael Borton* 81 74 155 +11

T98 Harrison Brink* 77 81 158 +14

T104 Rob Knight* 79 81 160 +16

T113 Billy Shuman* 88 81 169 +25

* - playing as an individual