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Reynolds Fires 69 To Move Into A Tie For Fifth At SoCon Championships

Reynolds Fires 69 To Move Into A Tie For Fifth At SoCon Championships

PINEHURST, N.C. -- Junior Stephen Reynolds (E) fired a second-round 69 to move into a tie for fifth to lead the Furman men's golf team Monday at the Southern Conference Men's Golf Championship at Pinehurst No. 9 in Pinehurst, N.C.  The Jack Nicklaus Signature course, which is serving as the site of the championships for the sixth-consecutive year, is playing at par-72, 7,118 yards.

Reynolds, a native of Greenville, S.C., birdied three out of four holes beginning with No. 3 and turned at two-under.  He then eagled the par-5 No. 10 and added a team-high fourth birdie on No. 13 to finish the round six strokes back of leader Nick Lyerly (-6) of UNCG, who holds a two-round total of 69-69=138. 

Senior Scott Purvis (+3) carded a 74 with birdies on No. 5 and No. 15 in Monday's second round, tying for 10th, while junior Keller Harper (+4) is one stroke back of Purvis in a tie for 15th after adding a 77 with birdies on No. 4 and No. 8.  Redshirt freshman Jack Crosby (+5) notched birdies on three of four holes from No. 6 through No. 9 to finish with a second-round 74.  He is tied for 17th place entering Tuesday's final round.  Senior Connor Bruns (+10) shot a 78 with a birdie on No. 10 and is in 29th place.

UNCG (+1) holds a four stroke lead at the conclusion of Monday's second round.  East Tennessee State (+5) is in second place, followed by Chattanooga (+7) in third.  The Paladins (+12) are tied for fourth place with Mercer (+12).

The 54-hole tournament will conclude on Tuesday, and teams will tee off of No. 1 and No. 10 beginning at 7:30 a.m.  Furman will tee off of No. 1 starting at 7:30 a.m. and will play in twosomes with Chattanooga  Admission is free and fans are welcome.

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Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information


T4 Furman 294 294 588 +12

T5 Stephen Reynolds 75 69 144 E

T10 Scott Purvis 73 74 147 +3

T15 Keller Harper 71 77 148 +4

T17 Jack Crosby 75 74 149 +5

29 Connor Bruns 76 78 154 +6