March 1, 2010
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. -- Junior Austin Reeves (71-70=141) fired a two-under 70 to remain in second place and Furman (296-297=593) continued to hold third place after two rounds at the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational on Monday at the par-72 Sawgrass Country Club.
Reeves trails tournament leader Joe Byun (69-69=138) of the University of North Florida by three strokes entering the final 18 holes. The Greenville native and Eastside High School product played the front nine at two-under par and notched one birdie and only one bogey on the back nine to stay within three shots of the lead. Reeves’ Paladin teammate Garland Ferrell (73-72=145) is in a tie for seventh at one-over par after carding an even-par 72 on Monday. Ferrell, a senior, also recorded three birdies during the second round.
North Florida (288-294=582) holds a two-stroke lead over second place Duke (294-290=584) and 11-stroke cushion over third place Furman after 36 holes. UCF, Tulsa, Georgia Southern, LSU, Alabama, TCU and Tennessee round out the top 10 in a 15-team field that includes seven teams ranked in the top 30.
Final round play in the 54-hole tournament is set for Tuesday morning. Furman will play in the final group with North Florida and Duke.
Full tournament results, statistics and live scoring can be found at www.golfstat.com.
3 Furman 296 297 593
2 Austin Reeves 71 70 141
T7 Garland Ferrell 73 72 145
T40 Jack Ulrich 76 77 153
T66 Daniel Bowden 79 78 157
T72 Anthony Aloi 76 83 159