College Golf

Paladins and Harper keep the lead at Furman Intercollegiate

The weather was bad enough to halt play at the Furman Intercollegiate, but not bad enough to keep the Paladins from losing the tournament lead.

In fact, you could say the Paladins manufactured a lightening strike of their own to knock Wofford off the top of the leader board going into the final round.

Furman freshman Mac Scott eagled the par 4, 409 yard 18th hole to put Furman up by 2-shots on the front running Terriers at the time.

Scott knocked in an 87 yard wedge from the fairway to put the Paladins up by 2-shots.

Wofford had taken the lead before the hour and fourteen minute long weather delay.

Furman’s Mac Scott eagled his final hole in the second round of the Furman Intercollegiate. The eagle gave the Paladins a 2-shot lead over Wofford going into the final round. (GolfClub Photo)

When play resumed first round co-leader Keller Harper made a pair of birdies on numbers 15 and 17 to pull the Paladins even with the Terriers on the team scoreboard.

The 2-birdies also put Harper back into the individual lead after 36 holes.

Harper’s teammate Walker Crosby, playing as an individual, birdied four holes on the back nine to share the lead with the defending champion before Harper carded the two late birdies.

Wofford was led by Matthew Copeland who shot a tournament best 6-under par 65 to move up to third place, three shots behind Harper.

After Furman and Wofford, Florida Gulf Coast is third at 4 over par.

The final round will begin with a shotgun start at 9 am.

Furman, Wofford, Florida Gulf Coast and Chattanooga will be grouped together.

Scores are available from GolfStat at

http://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=22279

Grewall helps Clemson with a hole-in-one

Clemson’s Savannah Grewal made the first hole-in-one by a Clemson golfer in tournament play. Grewal and the Tigers are both in second place with 4-holes to play. (Clemson Twitter)

Kent State has a 5- shot lead over Clemson with five holes remaining to be played in the final round of the Clemson Invitational.

Teams played 27 holes the first day in hopes of beating bad weather which arrived on Saturday afternoon.

The 18 team field came within 4 or 5 holes of finishing the final round before bad weather suspended the round.

The highlight of the tournament was Savannah Grewal’s ace. She used an 8-iron to score the hole-in-one on the 166 yard fourth hole at the Reserve at Lake Keowee.

Grewal finished her second round at 5-under par 67 and is in second place trailing Caley McGinty from Kent State by 2-shots.

Both golfers have four holes to play when the tournament resumes at 8:30 Sunday morning.

Scores from GolfStat http://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=20860

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