GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Senior Bryce Howell (-4) fired a 69 to tie for ninth place to lead the Furman men's golf team in the second day of the 48th Furman Intercollegiate at the par-72, 6,994-yard Furman University Golf Course in Greenville, S.C.
Howell, who hails from Blythewood, S.C., notched two birdies on the front and made the turn at even par then added three birdies on the back to finish the round at three-under. Junior Hunter Nichols (+3) is tied for 53rd after carding a 74 with two birdies on Saturday, while freshman Keller Harper (+5) and sophomore Connor Bruns (+5) each added a 73 to tie for 73rd heading into Sunday's final round. Harper scored four birdies, including three on the front nine, while Bruns notched three birdies. Freshman Stephen Reynolds (+15) carded two birdies on Saturday.
Sophomore Garrison Hogan (+4), Furman's top individual after two rounds of play, is tied for 62nd after carding a 73 with three birdies on Saturday. Freshman Stephen Cerbara (+5) eagled the par-5 No. 6 and added two birdies for an even 72 in round two. Cerbara is tied for 73rd after Saturday's round. Matt Lehman (+9) also scored an even 72 in round two with consecutive birdies on No. 2 and No. 3.
Wofford's Andrew Novak (-11) leads the individuals after carding an opening round 67 and firing a 66 on Saturday.
17th-ranked Clemson (-20) led the field with a 276 on Saturday to take an 11-stroke lead over USC Aiken (-9), who is ranked 18th in Division II. Chattanooga (-7) and Georgia Southern (-7) are tied for third, while Wofford (-6) rounds out the top five. Furman (+8) is in 14th place entering the final round.
The 54-hole tournament will conclude with a 9:30 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
14 Furman 295 289 584 +8
T9 Bryce Howell 71 69 140 -4
T53 Hunter Nichols 73 74 147 +3
T73 Keller Harper 76 73 149 +5
T73 Connor Bruns 76 73 149 +5
T121 Stephen Reynolds 75 84 159 +15
T62 Garrison Hogan* 75 73 148 +4
T73 Stephen Cerbara* 77 72 149 +5
T88 Jake Reilly* 71 79 150 +6
T100 Adam Garrett* 75 77 152 +8
T105 Matt Lehman* 81 72 153 +9
T115 Scott Purvis* 76 79 155 +11
T127 Clayte Hubbard* 84 82 166 +22
* - playing as an individual