Greenville, S.C. – Clemson (-10) posted a 12-under par 276 on Saturday to move from fifth place to first after two rounds in the 43rd Annual Furman Intercollegiate at the par-72, 6,994-yard Furman University Golf Club.
Crawford Reeves (-4), Thomas Bradshaw (-4), Corbin Mills (-1) and Billy Kennerly (-1) each shot a 69 on Saturday to help the Tigers open up a 10-stroke lead over second place Virginia Tech (-4). Georgia State (E), Coastal Carolina (+1) and Wofford (+2) rounded out the top five in the 15-team field.
Michigan's Matt Thompson (-9) followed an opening-round 68 with a 67 on Saturday to grab a one-stroke lead over Coastal Carolina's Sebastian Soderberg after 36 holes. Thompson, who shot a four-under 32 on the front nine, totaled six birdies and an eagle to move to nine-under par for the tournament.
Furman, in a 12th place tie with Samford and Marshall at 10-over after two rounds, fired a two-over 290 in the morning wave. Junior Matt Brown (+1) shot a three-under 33 on the back nine to pace the Paladins while J.B. Murphy (+3) shot a 71. Senior Austin Reeves (-3) stayed in contention with a share of seventh place after a second round 72.
Final round play is set for Sunday morning at 8 a.m. The Paladins, playing with Marshall at East Tennessee State, are set to tee-off beginning at 9 a.m.
Fans can log on to www.furmanpaladins.com or www.golfstatresults.com to follow live scoring throughout this weekend's tournament.
T12 Furman 296 290 586
T7 Austin Reeves 69 72 141
T32 Matt Brown 75 70 145
T50 J.B. Murphy 76 71 147
T106 Sean Hassell 78 77 155
T110 Matt Broome 76 80 156
*T78 Josh Chay 75 76 151
*T99 Greg Carrier 72 82 154
*T99 Michael Borton 74 80 154
*T119 Johnny Kyger 78 80 158
* - playing as individuals
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