Birmingham, Ala. -- Freshman Preston Cole posted a two-under par 70 to lead the Furman men's golf team to a four-over 292 and sole possession of third place after 18 holes in the Samford Intercollegiate at the par-72, 7,001-yard Hoover Country Club on Monday.
The tournament was scheduled to begin with 36 holes on Monday, but the opening round was delayed approximately an hour due to frost and golfers were unable to complete second round play due to darkness. Play will continue at 8 a.m. CT on Tuesday with the third and final round set to begin immediately after the completion of round two.
Cole, a native of Greer, S.C., and a Riverside High School product, holds a share of second place at two-under, just one stroke behind first round leader Ashton Van Horne of Belmont University. Senior Anthony Aloi grabbed a share of 10th place with an opening round 72 while freshman Wehman Hopke carded a first round 73 to hold a share of 16th.
The Paladins trail first round leader Vanderbilt by five strokes and second place Auburn by one stroke. Georgia Southern is in fourth place with Winthrop and Montevallo tied for fifth entering play on Tuesday.
3 Furman 292
T2 Preston Cole 70
T10 Anthony Aloi 72
T16 Wehman Hopke 73
T58 Johnny Kyger 77
T75 Matt Brown 80