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Hopke Ties For Tenth To Lead Paladins To Third Place Finish At Camden Collegiate Invitational

Wehman Hopke
Wehman Hopke

CAMDEN, S.C. -- Junior Wehman Hopke (+5) tied for tenth to lead the Furman men's golf team (+25) to a third-place finish Sunday at the Camden Collegiate Invitational at the par 70, 7,242 yard Camden Country Club in Camden, S.C., to conclude the 2015 fall season. 

Hopke scored a birdie on No. 15 to card a 75 on Sunday, finishing ten strokes back of South Carolina's Keenan Huskey (-5) who fired a 68 in the final round to claim individual medalist honors.

Paladin senior Preston Cole (+8) and junior Bryce Howell (+8) tied for 22nd.  Cole carded three birdies, including back-to-back birdies on No. 6 and No. 7, to score a 68 in the final round, while Howell notched a team-high five birdies in the final round, with consecutive birdies on No. 12 and No. 13, to card a 69 in Sunday's play.  

Paladin freshman Connor Bruns (+9) birdied No. 13, scoring a 73 to tie for 26th, and sophomore Hunter Nichols (+12) shot a 76 to tie for 38th.  Redshirt-freshman Clayte Hubbard (+35), and sophomore Alex Taylor (+35), who played as individuals, tied for 74th.  

South Carolina (-2) won the tournament by 21 strokes over runner-up Charleston Southern (+23).  The Paladins (+25) placed third, while USC Aiken (+34) and Wofford (+35) completed the top five.

Furman will open the 2016 spring season at the John Hayt Intercollegiate in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., February 26-28.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information

 

3 Furman 289 291 285 865 +25

T10 Wehman Hopke 71 69 75 215 +5

T22 Bryce Howell 74 75 69 218 +8

T22 Preston Cole 75 75 68 218 +8

T26 Connor Bruns 74 72 73 219 +9

T38 Hunter Nichols 70 76 76 222 +12

T74 Alex Taylor* 84 81 80 245 +35

T74 Clayte Hubbard* 85 79 81 245 +35

*-playing as an individual