25 Feb '14, 4pm

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GREENVILLE, S.C. – Men's golf will not end at Furman after all. The university approved a plan submitted by the school's golf alumni and supporters to provide short-term operating money and establish an endowment to fund the program. On Feb. 7, the Board of Trustees had stunned the program, which dates to the early 1930s, by announcing that men's golf would end after this spring. Carl Kohrt, Furman's interim president, said the funding plan will provide the necessary support to keep the Paladins competitive in the Southern Conference and NCAA Division I while allowing the school to retain the cost savings consistent with the board's original decision. Brad Faxon, a 1983 Furman graduate and eight-time winner on the PGA Tour, hailed the breakthrough. "We are all proud alums of the Furman golf program, and none of us wanted to see it discontinued," Faxon said in a news releas...

Full article: http://golfweek.com/news/2014/feb/25/furman-men-golf-coll...

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