Furman Intercollegiate: Furman wins on its home course
Paul Conroy (Chattanooga Athletics Photo)
Furman shot 20-under as a team and held off Chattanooga by one shot to win its own tournament for just the fourth time in Furman Intercollegiate history. Texas A&M finished third at 10-under, while James Madison and Richmond tied for fourth at 7-over.
Senior Ross Funderburke shot 4-under, and junior Trey Diehl shot 2-under, and the duo delivered four crucial birdies over the tournament's final three holes to seal the victory.
Funderburke, who led the Paladins with a 1-under 70 in Monday's final round, birdied two of his last three holes, while Diehl, who paced Furman with five birdies in the last round of play, also notched two birdies in his final three holes.
The Paladins placed four players among the tournament's top eight, including Funderburke and sophomore Clark Akers, who finished T5 at 4-under.
Akers carded a 72 with birdies on No. 13 and No. 15 on Monday to record his highest career finish.
In the individual competition, Chattanooga made up the entire top three. Paul Conroy won the title at 8-under, Samuel Espinosa-Trueba finished in second place at 7-under, and John Houk finished in third place at 6-under.
ABOUT THE Furman Intercollegiate
54 hole men's college tournament hosted by Furman
University. Team (best four scores out of five players
each round) and individual competitions.
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