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Paladins Finish Fifth At Furman Intercollegiate

Wehman Hopke
Wehman Hopke

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Senior Wehman Hopke (-4) carded an even 72 on Sunday to tie for 12th among individuals and lead the Furman men's golf team to a fifth-place finish at the 47th Furman Intercollegiate at the par-72, 6,994-yard Furman University Golf Course in Greenville, S.C. 

Hopke, a native of Austin, Texas, scored a team-high six birdies in the final round, including birdies on four of out five holes from No. 2 through No. 6, to finish the tournament nine strokes back of individual medalist Ryan Cornfield (-13) of USC Upstate, who tied the tournament record with a three-day total of 70-64-69=203. 

Senior Preston Cole (-2) notched three birdies for a final-round 74 to tie for 17th, while junior Bryce Howell (+2) and freshman Connor Bruns (+2) tied for 32nd.  Bruns paced the Paladin team on Sunday, firing a 71 with four birdies, including consecutive birdies on No. 2 and No. 3.  Freshman Garrison Hogan (+15) tied for 98th.

Sophomore Hunter Nichols (+7) and redshirt freshman Clayte Hubbard (+8) were the Paladins' top individuals at the tournament.  Nichols scored three birdies to card a 74 on Sunday, tying for 64th, while Hubbard birdied No. 5 for a final-round 77 to tie for 71st.  Senior Preston Heyward (+13) fired a 70 with five birdies on Sunday, also playing as an individual. 

Georgia State (-23) won its third-straight Furman Intercollegiate team title with a three-day total of 841, missing the tournament record by just three strokes.  The Panthers finished 15 strokes ahead of Harvard (-8), who claimed second place, while USC Upstate (-7) placed third.  Akron (-5) took fourth place, just one stroke ahead of the Paladins (-4).

Furman will compete at the Clemson Intercollegiate at Lake Keowee, S.C., April 1-3.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information

 

5 Furman 288 278 294 860 -4

T12 Wehman Hopke 72 68 72 212 -4

T17 Preston Cole 73 67 74 214 -2

T32 Bryce Howell 70 69 79 218 +2

T32 Connor Bruns 73 74 71 218 +2

T98 Garrison Hogan 76 78 77 231 +15

T64 Hunter Nichols* 72 77 74 223 +7

T71 Clayte Hubbard* 72 75 77 224 +8

T93 Preston Heyward* 81 78 70 229 +13

T107 Alex Taylor* 78 82 77 237 +21

111 Rob Knight* 77 78 86 241 +25

115 Billy Shuman* 89 93 83 265 +49

 

* - playing as an individual