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Furman's Jack Crosby Wins Camden Collegiate Invitational; Paladins Finish As Runners-Up

Furman's Jack Crosby Wins Camden Collegiate Invitational; Paladins Finish As Runners-Up

CAMDEN, S.C. -- Sophomore Jack Crosby (E), playing in his first collegiate tournament, won individual medalist honors Sunday, and the Furman men's golf team recorded a runner-up finish at the Camden Collegiate Invitational at the par 70, 6,455 yard Camden Country Club in Camden, S.C.

Crosby, a native of Memphis, Tenn., who scored under par in both rounds in his collegiate debut on Saturday, carded a 72 with birdies on No. 7 and No. 11 for the victory.  He edged runner-up Jordan Warnock (+1) of USC Upstate by just one stroke.  

The Paladins (+20), who claimed second place for the third time this season, placed six players among the top 19 at the tournament.  Junior Keller Harper (+3) finished in a tie for third after carding a 71 with birdies on No. 10 and No. 13, and senior Connor Bruns (+10) scored a 75 with a birdie on No. 2 on Sunday, tying for 15th.  Senior Scott Purvis (+11) and freshman Owen Burden (+11) tied for 19th.  Purvis tallied a 79, while Burden added a final-round 75 with a birdie on No. 5.

Senior Garrison Hogan (+6) and freshman Phil Jones (+17) played as individuals.  Hogan finished in a tie for seventh place after carding a 75 on Sunday, and Jones placed 38th after adding a 76 with a birdie on No. 11 in the tournament's final round. 

USC Upstate (+19) won the tournament by one stroke over the Paladins (+20).  USC Aiken (+10) finished third, followed by Francis Marion (+35) in fourth.  Charleston Southern (+42) completed the top five.

Furman will open the 2019 spring season Feb. 25-26 at the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate in Hilton Head, S.C.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information


2 Furman 285 293 282 860 +20

1 Jack Crosby 69 69 72 210 E

T3 Keller Harper 71 71 71 213 +3

T7 Garrison Hogan* 69 72 75 216 +6

T15 Connor Bruns 73 72 75 220 +10

T19 Owen Burden 73 73 75 221 +11

T19 Scott Purvis 69 73 79 221 +11

38 Phil Jones* 73 78 76 227 +17

*-playing as an individual