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Furman To Host Camden Collegiate Invitational This Weekend

Connor Bruns
Connor Bruns

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Furman men's golf team will conclude the 2018 fall season by serving as host of the Camden Collegiate Invitational this weekend at the par 70, 6,455 yard Camden Country Club in Camden, S.C.

The Paladins will be joined in the nine-team field by Charleston Southern, Dartmouth, Frances Marion, Gardner-Webb, Limestone, Presbyterian, USC Aiken, and USC Upstate.

The 54-hole event features two rounds on Saturday beginning with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.  Teams will go off of No. 1 and No. 10 on Sunday starting at 8:30 a.m. Furman will play in a group with USC Aiken and Gardner-Webb on Saturday. 

The Paladin lineup includes seniors Connor Bruns and Scott Purvis, junior Keller Harper, sophomore Jack Crosby, and freshman Owen Burden.  Senior Garrison Hogan and freshman Phil Jones will compete as individuals. 

Harper, the 2018 SoCon Men's Golf Player of the Year, opened the season by winning individual medalist honors at the River Run Collegiate, marking the first individual win of his collegiate career and the first for the Paladins since 2014.  He leads the Paladins with a 70.4 stroke average over 11 rounds this season, while Burden ranks second with a 72.1 stroke average over the same 11 rounds.  Bruns, who joined Harper on the All-SoCon Team in 2018, is third on the Paladin team with a 72.5 stroke average over 11 rounds.

"We are looking to end a successful fall season with a great event at Camden Country Club, said first-year Furman head coach Matt Davidson, who was inducted into the Furman Athletics Hall of Fame last weekend.  "After coming so close to winning twice this fall already, I feel like our guys have learned so much and are ready to get back in contention one more time."

Admission to the tournament is free and fans are welcome.  Live tournament scoring will also be available via www.birdiefire.com.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information