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Reeves’ 68 Helps Furman To Third Place Finish At Big 5 Invitational

Austin Reeves
Austin Reeves

Plymouth Meeting, Pa. -- Senior Austin Reeves (+5) fired a final round 68 to lead the Furman men's golf team to a third place finish on Sunday in the Big 5 Invitational at the par-70 Plymouth Country Club.

The Greenville, S.C., native birdied five holes, including three par-fours, to overcome a double bogey at No. 3 and climb into a share of ninth place at five-over par.  He shared ninth with teammate Matt Brown (+5) who played the back nine at two-under to follow up a first round 73 with a final round 72.

Senior Matt Broome (+6) finished in a tie for 14th place while senior J.B. Murphy posted a final round 74 to finish at 10-over.

Sebastian Backlund of Francis Marion captured individual medalist honors at two-under par following a tournament-low 66 on Sunday.  He finished one stroke ahead of Dartmouth's Peter Williamson (-1).

The Big Green (+18) claimed first place finishing six strokes ahead of second place Campbell and eight strokes ahead of the Paladins.  St. John's and Pennsylvania shared fourth place at 27-over par.

Furman returns to action October 17-18, when it travels to Duluth, Ga., for the AutoTrader Collegiate Classic.

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3 Furman 299 287 586

T9 Matt Brown 73 72 145

T9 Austin Reeves 77 68 145

T14 Matt Broome 73 73 146

T38 JB Murphy 76 74 150

T85 Greg Carrier 81 77 158