Furman alums help save men's golf program

  • Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 5:38 p.m.

GREENVILLE — The men's golf program at Furman is getting to tee it up a little longer.

The school said Tuesday that many golf alumni, including eight-time PGA Tour winner Brad Faxon, stepped up to provide short-term operating funds and endow future scholarships to keep the team going.

Earlier this month, the school's Board of Trustees voted to discontinue men's golf because it determined the funds would be better spent elsewhere in the athletic department. Interim president, Carl Kohrt, believes the latest plan lets the golf team compete at a high level while maintaining the department's cost reductions that brought about the board's original decision.

Faxon said the school and the alumni group found a solution that benefited everybody.

Former Furman golfer Rob Langley helped lead the effort to save the program.

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