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Paladins Tied For Third After Second Day Of Furman Intercollegiate

Todd Satterfield & Preston Cole
Todd Satterfield & Preston Cole

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Furman men's golf team shot a 278 on Saturday, tying the second-best round in the history of the Paladin program, to tie for third following the second day of the 47th Furman Intercollegiate at the par-72, 6,994-yard Furman University Golf Course in Greenville, S.C. 

The Paladins have three players among the top-10 individuals heading into the final day of the tournament, as junior Bryce Howell (-5) is tied for seventh, and seniors Preston Cole (-4) and Wehman Hopke (-4) are tied for tenth after two days of competition.  Howell, Cole, and Hopke each carded five birdies on the day to pace Furman.  Cole played flawless golf to fire a 67, and Hopke added a 68.  Howell scored a second-round 69.

Freshman Connor Bruns (+3) scored four birdies to tie for 52nd with a 75, and rookie Garrison Hogan (+10) is tied for 94th entering the final round after birdieing No. 6 to car a 78 on Saturday.

USC Upstate's Ryan Cornfield (-10) holds the individual lead after tying the tournament record with a 64 on Saturday.  Cornfield's two-day total of 70-64=134 breaks the former tournament record of 135 for 36 holes, set by Furman's Jack Kay in 1986 and tied by Trevor Cone of Virginia Tech in 2014.

Georgia State (-16) leads the field after two rounds of competition, followed by Harvard (-12).  The Paladins (-10) and Akron (-10) are tied for third heading into Sunday's final round.  USC Upstate (-6) completes the top five.

The final round of the 54-hole tournament will begin with a shotgun start Sunday at 10 a.m.  Admission to the tournament is free and fans are welcome.  Results and live tournament scoring are available via www.FurmanPaladins.com and www.golfstat.com.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information

 

T3 Furman 288 278 566 -10

T7 Bryce Howell 70 69 139 -5

T10 Wehman Hopke 72 68 140 -4

T10 Preston Cole 73 67 140 -4

T52 Connor Bruns 73 74 147 +3

T94 Garrison Hogan 76 78 154 +10

T52 Clayte Hubbard* 72 75 147 +3

T64 Hunter Nichols* 72 77 149 +5

T101 Rob Knight* 77 78 155 +11

T107 Preston Heyward* 81 78 159 +15

109 Alex Taylor* 78 82 160 +16

115 Billy Shuman* 89 93 182 +38

 

* - playing as an individual