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.
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