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Lehman moves into contention at Furman

Matt Lehman talks about his 7-under par 65 in the Furman Intercollegiate.



Lehman shoots 65 to move up to second place!

North Florida has a commanding lead at the Furman Intercollegiate, but the battle for the individual title is tight.

Matt Lehman shot a 7-under par round of 65 to move up to second place at the Furman Intercollegiate.

Furman’s Matt Lehman moved into contention with the best round of the tournament. Lehman’s second round score of 7-under par 65 was the best score posted in the first 36 holes of the 54 hole tournament.

“I just kind of let it happen,” said Lehman. “I was putting pretty well and as the day went on the hole just got bigger and bigger,” he said.

Lehman’s round unfortunately does not count for the Furman team score. The sophomore from Bluffton is playing as an individual in the tournament.

“Our top three players are pretty well set in our lineup and after that we have  three or four players who compete each week to get in our lineup,” said Furman coach Todd Satterfield. “Matt is capable of a great round and I am really proud of his effort,” added the coach.

Keller Harper shot a 3-under par 69 to be the top Paladin. Harper stands in 21st place while teammate Connor Bruns is 28th after shooting an even par round of 72.

The Paladins are in seventh place going into the final round.

Keller Harper carded a second round 3-under par to lead the Furman team going into the final round of the Furman Intercollegiate.

Phillip Knowles of North Florida has carded rounds of 66 and 71 for a 137 total. He has a one shot lead over Lehman and Shota Ozaki of James Madison.

Lehman is looking forward to the final round on Sunday.

“I’ve been here before so I can draw on some past experience and hopefully the time is right,” concluded Lehman.

Three groups were not able to complete their rounds before lightening forced a suspension of play. Presbyterian, Charleston Southern and Samford will finish their second round before the start of the final round.

Play begins with a shotgun start a 9:30. Live scoring is available at http://www.golfstat.com.

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