Greenville, S.C. – The Presbyterian College men’s golf team finished 12th at the 50th Annual Furman Intercollegiate on Sunday with a team score of 890 (296, 293, 301) on the par-71, 6984-yard Furman GC course. Ben Pirro led the team with a 17th place tie at 216 (+3).
The sophomore had a streak of three birdies after making the turn, but was unable to fully recover from going +5 over the first eight holes of the day. Pirro ended the tournament with a team-high 12 birdies and final score of 216 (72, 70, 74).
Cole Patterson (t46) shot 221 (73, 74, 74), while Charlie Tate (t50) was one stroke back at 222 (74, 72, 76). AJ Nolin (t97) finished at 231 (77, 77, 77), and Nat Simkins (t116) rounded out the team at 248 (86, 82, 80).
Coastal Carolina won the tournament by four strokes with a combined score of 845. Furman’s Keller Harper shot 205 (-8) to win individual medalist honors.
Four other Big South schools were in the field of 20 teams with Charleston Southern (876), USC Upstate (884), Winthrop (902) and High Point (907) also competing. The Spartans’ Jordan Warnock (t5, 211) was the only conference opponent to finish ahead of Pirro. The 12th place finish was the program's highest since an eighth place tie in 2010.
Presbyterian College travels next to the Spartanburg CC beginning on March 31 for the Wofford Invitational.