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Furman's Purvis To Compete At U.S. Amateur Championship

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GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Furman's Scott Purvis will begin competition Monday at the 118th United States Amateur Championship, to be held Aug. 13-19 at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spyglass Hill Golf Course in Pebble Beach, Calif.  He will tee off of No. 10 on the Spyglass Hills Course Monday at 1:37 p.m. and will open play on Tuesday on No. 1 at the Pebble Beach Course at 8:22 a.m. 

Purvis, who recently competed his sophomore season on the Paladin team, shot a second-round 69 and was the runner-up with a 1-under two-round total of 141 at the Oklahoma Golf Association qualifier last month to qualify for the event. 

"Scott is going to have a great experience next week at Pebble Beach," said Furman head coach Matt Davidson.  "He has continued to show the ability to improve every year and play great in the biggest moments.  Scott is also the kind of streaky and talented player who will be a very tough match play opponent, and none of us would be surprised if he made a run. We will be pulling hard for him!"

A native of Mason, Ohio, Purvis competed in ten of the Paladins' 11 tournaments as a sophomore during the 2017-18 season and posted a 75.1 stroke average over 30 rounds.  He recorded top-20 finishes in two tournaments, tying for 16th at both the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate and the Furman Intercollegiate.  Last season, Purvis fired a career-best 68 in the opening round of the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate. 

"I am extremely excited to play in my second USGA event this summer with the US Amateur at Pebble Beach," said Purvis.  "I feel confident with my game heading out to California.  I am eager to represent not only myself but all of those involved in the Furman Golf community.  This would not have been possible without my family, teammates, and coaches."

More than 300 golfers will open play at the U.S. Amateur with 36 holes of stroke play Aug. 13-14. The top 64 players following the second day of stroke play will advance to match play.  The first three rounds of match play will be televised by FS1, with the final two rounds being televised by Fox.

Follow @FurmanGolf on Twitter for updates on Purvis' progress at the U.S. Amateur.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information