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SoCon honors Furman and Wofford golfers

Furman’s Keller Harper was named the SoCon golfer of the year. The Paladin sophomore had the lowest stroke average in the conference.

A pair of Furman golfers and a Wofford freshmen were honored by the Southern Conference after the completion of the SoCon Golf Championship in Pinehurts.

Furman’s Keller Harper was named the SoCon golfer of the year. The Paladin sophomore finished in fourth place at the tournament after challenging for the lead through the first 36 holes.

The Paladin golfer from Atlanta had the lowest stroke average (72.17) in the SoCon going into the conference tournament.

“Keller had a great year and an incredible spring season,” said Furman head coach Todd Satterfield.  “It was really nice to see him rewarded as the Southern Conference Player of the Year.  He is as hard of a worker as he is talented, and it was fun to watch him come in to his own this spring.”

Connor Bruns was named to the All SoCon team.

Harper recorded four top-10 finishes including three straight to end the season. He tied for 9th at the Furman Intercollegiate, 5th at the Clemson Invitational and 4th at the SoCon.

Harper’s teammate Connor Bruns joined the Player of the Year on the All-Southern Conference team. Bruns finished in a tie for 13th place at the conference tournament.

Wofford freshman Nick Willis earned a spot on the All-Freshman team. The first year golfer from Cowpens had his best finish of the year at the Wofford Invitational. Willis finished sixth in the tournament. He earned a top-20 finish at the Wexford Intercollegiate.

Nick Willis of Wofford was named to the All-SoCon freshman all-star team.

The league named Nick Lyerly of UNC Greensboro as the freshman of the year. Lyerly was the medalist in the conference tournament and helped Greensboro win the conference title and advance to a NCAA Regional.



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