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Howell Leads Paladins With 27th-Place Finish At Furman Intercollegiate

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GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Senior Bryce Howell (E) carded a final round 76 to tie for 27th place to lead the Furman men's golf team Sunday in the final day of the 48th Furman Intercollegiate at the par-72, 6,994-yard Furman University Golf Course in Greenville, S.C. 

Howell birdied No. 5 and No. 12 to finish the round at even par.  Sophomore Connor Bruns (+6) scored a 73 with three birdies to tie for 66th, and freshman Keller Harper (+10) and junior Hunter Nichols (+10) tied for 92nd.  Harper birdied No. 2 and No. 11, while Nichols added three birdies, including consecutive birdies on No. 1 and No. 2.  Freshman Stephen Reynolds (+26) birdied No. 5 and No. 11 on Sunday.

Sophomore Garrison Hogan (+3), Furman's top individual, paced the Paladins with a 71 in the final round.  Hogan scored a team-high six birdies, with birdies on five out of six holes from No. 1 through No. 6, to tie for 48th.  Freshman Stephen Cerbara (+6) added a 73 with three birdies in the final round to tie for 66th.

Clemson's Carson Young (-11) won individual medalist honors with a three-day total of 70-68-67=205.

17th-ranked Clemson (-29) won the tournament and set a new Furman Intercollegiate record with a three-round score of 835.  USC Aiken (-15), who is ranked 18th in Division II, finished second, while  Chattanooga (-9) and Georgia Southern (-9) ied for third.  Wofford (-3) completed the top five.  Furman (+25) finished in 18th place.

The Paladins will compete at the Clemson Invitational in Sunset, S.C., April 7-9.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information

 

18 Furman 295 289 305 889 +25 

T27 Bryce Howell 71 69 76 216 E

T66 Connor Bruns 76 73 73 222 +6

T92 Keller Harper 76 73 77 226 +10

T92 Hunter Nichols 73 74 79 226 +10

124 Stephen Reynolds 75 84 83 242 +26

T48 Garrison Hogan* 75 73 71 219 +3

T66 Stephen Cerbara* 77 72 73 222 +6

T83 Jake Reilly* 71 79 75 225 +9

T109 Scott Purvis* 76 79 76 231 +15

T111 Adam Garrett* 75 77 80 232 +16

115 Matt Lehman* 81 72 80 233 +17

126 Clayte Hubbard* 84 82 79 245 +29

* - playing as an individual