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Paladins Remain Tied For Ninth Following Second Round Of Furman Intercollegiate

Wehman Hopke
Wehman Hopke

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Furman men's golf team fired a 294 Saturday to remain tied for ninth place following the second round of the 45th Furman Intercollegiate at the par-72, 6,994-yard Furman University Golf Course in Greenville, S.C. 

Following two days of competition, #11 Virginia Tech (-8), winner of last year's Furman Intercollegiate, is tied with Georgia State (-8) with a two-day total of 568.  Kennesaw State (-6) is two shots behind in third.  The Hokies' Trevor Cone (-9) remains the individual leader after shooting 66-69=135 to conclude the second round at nine-under. 

Paladin sophomore Wehman Hopke (+2) and junior Michael Borton (+2) each fired a 73 for the second-straight round to tie for 25th place heading into Sunday's final.  Both Furman players registered a birdie on No. 15 on Saturday.  Sophomore Preston Heyward (+3) carded a 75 in the second round with birdies on No. 2 and No. 18 to enter the final round tied for 32nd.

Freshman Bryce Howell (+4) birdied No. 3 and No. 16 in the second round to post a 73 for the day, tying for 40th, while sophomore Preston Cole (+7) led the Paladin with four birdies on Saturday, including three on the front nine, to tie for 61st place with a second-round 75.  Senior Greg Carrier (+7), who remains Paladins' top individual after two days of play, is tied with Cole for 61st after birdieing No. 8 and No. 12 for a 78 in Saturday's round.

Furman (+11) will tee off of No. 1 at 12:10 p.m. on Sunday in the final round of the 54-hole tournament.  Admission to the tournament is free and fans are welcome.  Results and live tournament scoring are available via and


T9 Furman 293 294 587 +11

T25 Wehman Hopke 73 73 146 +2

T25 Michael Borton 73 73 146 +2

T32 Preston Heyward 72 75 147 +3

T40 Bryce Howell 75 73 148 +4

T61 Preston Cole 76 75 151 +7

T61 Greg Carrier* 73 78 151 +7

T93 Rob Knight* 79 77 156 +12

T107 Blake Hadden* 82 80 162 +18

T111 Billy Shuman* 81 86 167 +23

* - playing as an individual