GREENVILLE, S.C. - Charleston Southern saved the best for last, as it had the second-best single round of the tournament, to advance seven places to finish seventh at the Furman Invitational. CSU's third round score of 285 was only bested by University of Virginia's 282. The Bucs scored an 890 over the weekend, finishing 26 over par and 21 strokes behind top team Virginia Tech.
Tom Schupp turned a one-over-par after two rounds into 3-under for the weekend after shooting a 68 on the final day. Only Virginia's Justin Goodhue (66) and Virginia Tech's Chris McKeel (67) had better single rounds. Schupp tied four others for second, and trailed tournament-leader McKeel (-5) by only two strokes. McKeel anchored VT's championship team, which managed an 869 (+5) for the tournament.
Other CSU participants were (player, score, finish):
Rashid Salem, 225/+9, 35th (T)
Louis Muir, 226/+10, 40th (T)
Paul Reed, 228/+12, 51st (T)
Matt Selby, 231/+15, 65th (T)
Big South Conference schools involved in the tournament were Coastal Carolina (fifth, leading CSU by five strokes), Winthrop (13th), and Elon (14th).