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Florida leads Furman at Clemson Invitational

Karolina Vickova of Florida shares the lead at the Clemson Invitational.

Karolina Vickova of Florida shares the lead at the Clemson Invitational.

Samantha Wagner of Florida is one of three golfers tied for the lead.

Samantha Wagner of Florida is one of three golfers tied for the lead.

The Florida Gators are leading the Clemson Invitational going into the final round on Sunday.

The Gators hold a three shot lead over Furman. The Lady Paladins shot a 1-over par 289 total while Florida finished at 2-over par 290.

In the women’s tournament a pair of Florida golfers are tied for the individual lead. Samantha Wagner and Karolina Vickova along with Michigan State’s Katie Sharpe are on top of the leader board at 6-under par.

In difficult wind conditions Wagner had the best round of the day at The Reserve at Lake Keowee shooting a 4-under par 68.

Furman's Taylor Totland is tied for fifth and helped the Lady Paladins move up to second.

Furman’s Taylor Totland is tied for fifth and helped the Lady Paladins move up to second.

Alice Chen is tied for 8th place at 2-under par.

Alice Chen is tied for 8th place at 2-under par.

Furman was led by Taylor Totland who is tied for fifth place after shooting a second round even par 72.

She is joined in the top ten by teammate Alice Chen. Chen tied for the second best round of the day shooting a 3-under par 69 and is now at 2-under par for the tournament.

“The girls really hung in there today despite the difficult conditions, as the wind picked up and the greens became firmer throughout the day,” said Furman women’s golf head coach Kelley Hester.

The Lady Paladins Jacqueline Bendrick and Haylee Harford are both tied for 19th place.

“Fortunately, our scores were strong enough to place us in the lead group heading into tomorrow’s final round,” said Hester.

Furman will be grouped with Florida and Michigan State in the final round.

Clemson, the tournament host, had a difficult day as the team went from even par to 14 over par. The Tigers dropped to seventh place going into the final round.

The top Tiger was Lauren Stephenson who shot a 2-over par round of 74 to stand at two over for the tournament.

The final round of the event begins with a shotgun start at 8:30 am. Spectators are welcome and there is no charge.

Complete scoring is available at http://www.golfstat.com

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