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Harper In Second, Paladins Tied For Fifth At Palmetto Intercollegiate

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AIKEN, S.C. -- Sophomore Keller Harper (-6) finished the day in second place to lead the Furman men's golf team to a share of fifth place following two rounds of play Monday at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate at the par 70, 6,617 yard Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken, S.C.   

Harper, a native of Atlanta, Ga., fired a 67 in each round on Monday, carding four birdies in the first round then adding a team-high six birdies, including four-straight from No. 13 through No. 16, in the second round to enter Tuesday's final round just one shot back of leader Broc Everett (-7) of Augusta, who has a two-round total of 66-67=133.

Junior Connor Bruns (+2) is tied for 29th after shooting a 73 with a birdie on No. 5 in the morning round then adding a 69 with three-consecutive birdies on No. 13 through No. 16 in the afternoon.  Sophomore Scott Purvis (+3) notched four birdies, including back-to-back birdies on No. 4 and No. 5, for a 68 in round one and scored a 75 with birdies on No. 10 and No. 14, in the second round to tie for 37th.  

Junior Garrison Hogan (+7) and senior Hunter Nichols (+7) are tied for 57th after two rounds of play.  Hogan, who eagled the par-5 No. 10 in the morning, scored a first-round 77 then shot an even par with birdies on No. 1 and No. 17 in the afternoon.  Nichols birdied No. 8 and No. 15 for a 75 in round one and added a 72 with birdies on No. 5 and No. 12 in round two.

Virginia (-8) holds a three-stroke lead over Augusta (-6) entering the final round.  USC Aiken (-3) is in third, followed by UAB (-2) in fourth place.  The Paladins (+1) are tied with East Carolina (+1) for fifth place.  

The 54-hole tournament will conclude with a 9 a.m. shotgun start on Tuesday.  The Paladins will play in a group with UAB and East Carolina and will tee off of holes No. 4 through No. 6.  Admission is free and fans are welcome.  Results and live tournament scoring are available via and

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information


T5 Furman 283 278 561 +1 

2 Keller Harper 67 67 134 -6

T29 Connor Bruns 73 69 142 +2

T37 Scott Purvis 68 75 143 +3

T57 Garrison Hogan 77 70 147 +7

T57 Hunter Nichols 75 72 147 +7