FMU in third after day one of Camden Collegiate Invitational

FMU in third after day one of Camden Collegiate Invitational

CAMDEN, SC – Freshman Grant Sellers shot rounds of 70 and two-under par 68 on Saturday (Oct. 20) to lead Francis Marion University into third place after the first day of the Camden Collegiate Invitational Golf Tournament hosted by Furman University.

The 54-hole event is being played on the 6,455-yard, par-70 Camden Country Club course. The final round will be contested on Sunday.

Furman and USC Aiken (567) are tied for the lead in the team standings, with the Patriots just two strokes behind.  Francis Marion tallied an opening-round 291 team score and was fifth heading into the afternoon, and moved up to third following a team score of 278 in the second round. The 278 team score was the lowest of the day for any team in either round.

With his 138 total, Sellers is tied for third in the players' standings. Senior Lars Sandvoll (73-70=143) is tied for 11th, while freshman Pierre De Caevel (74-70=144) is in 15th, red-shirt freshman McClure Thompson (78-70=148) is tied for 32nd, and sophomore John Burghardt (74-75=149) is tied for 37th. Playing as an individual, freshman Grainger Howle (74-76=150) is tied for 40th, and carded the lone eagle of the day among FMU competitors.

Sellers led Francis Marion with eight birdies for the day, carding four in each round. FMU made 14 birdies total, which tied Gardner-Webb for the most in the field. The Patriots also led the field in par-4 hole scoring average.

Top Kamnark of USC Aiken (71-65=136) leads the players' standings at 4-under par, one shot ahead of Gardner Webb University's Steffen Smith (69-68=137). Sellers and Furman's Jack Crosby (69-69=138) are tied for third, two strokes off the pace.