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No. 9 Furman To Play At Brickyard Collegiate

Carly Burkhardt
Carly Burkhardt

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The ninth-ranked Furman women's golf team will play at the Brickyard Collegiate on Monday and Tuesday at the par 72, 6,269 yard The Brickyard Golf Club in Macon, Ga. 

The 54-hole tournament will begin with a shotgun start on Monday at 8:30 a.m.  Teams will play 36 holes on Monday, and players will go off of No. 1 and No. 10 beginning at 8:20 a.m. in the final round on Tuesday.  The Paladins will play in a group with Mercer and Texas A&M on Monday.

Furman will be joined in the 15-team field by No. 42 Augusta, Chattanooga, East Tennessee State, Jacksonville, Kennesaw State, Maryland, Mercer, Middle Tennessee State, North Florida, Old Dominion, Samford, No. 21 Texas A&M, Troy, and UNC Greensboro.

The Paladin lineup for the Brickyard Collegiate includes juniors Alice Chen and Reona Hirai, sophomore Haylee Harford, and freshmen Carly Burkhardt and Natalie Srinivasan.  

Five Paladin players rank among the top-100 nationally.  Harford, the 2016 SoCon Freshman of the Year, lis tied for the Furman lead with a 72.4 stroke average and ranks 39th nationally.  Chen, the 2016 SoCon Co-Player of the Year, ranks 45th and is tied with Harford for the Furman lead with a 72.4 stroke average, while senior Taylor Totland, who tied for 20th among the individuals at last season's national championships, ranks 47th and is third on the Furman team with a 72.6 stroke average.  Srinivasan currently holds an 80th place rating and a 73.5 stroke average, and Hirai ranks 97th and boasts a 73.8 stroke average.

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