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Furman Opens Spring Season In Third Place At John Hayt Collegiate Invitational

Furman Opens Spring Season In Third Place At John Hayt Collegiate Invitational

Feb. 28, 2010

Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. -- Austin Reeves carded a 71 to grab a share of second place and help the Paladins into third place with an opening round 296 as the Furman men’s golf team opened its spring season at the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational on Sunday morning at the par-72 Sawgrass Country Club.

Reeves, a Greenville, S.C., native, is just two shots off the lead of North Florida’s Joe Byun (69) after notching two birdies and only one bogey in opening round play. Teammate Garland Ferrell carded five birdies to share ninth place at one-over 73 while Furman’s Anthony Aloi and Jack Ulrich each posted an opening round 76.

The Paladins, eight over par, are eight strokes back of tournament host and first round leaders North Florida and two strokes behind second place Duke. TCU, Georgia Southern, Tulsa, Tennessee, UCF, LSU, Coastal Carolina and Alabama round out the top 10 in a 15-team field that includes seven teams ranked in the top 30.

Second round play in the 54-hole tournament is set for Monday morning with final round play slated for Tuesday.

Full tournament results, statistics and live scoring can be found at www.golfstat.com

3 Furman 296

T2 Austin Reeves 71

T9 Garland Ferrell 73

T28 Anthony Aloi 76

T28 Jack Ulrich 76

T60 Daniel Bowden 79