Quick Turnaround as Men’s Golf Set for Furman Intercollegiate

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Coming off a fourth-place finish at the Schenkel Invitational last Sunday, the FGCU men’s golf team is back on the road as the Eagles head to the 51st playing of the Furman Intercollegiate this Friday through Sunday at the Furman University Golf Course (Par 71, 6994 yards).
The Green and Blue moved up 16 spots in the weekly rankings to No. 72 after its performance last weekend in Georgia marking FGCU’s highest ranking in the program’s NCAA Division I era.
The 18-team field is highlighted by FGCU and host Furman which ranks just one spot ahead of the Eagles. First round action will begin on Friday with FGCU in the morning wave of teams slated to begin at 9 AM. The Eagles will then be in the afternoon wave on Saturday with a Noon start time. Sunday is slated to be a shotgun start at 9 AM.
Entering the weekend, senior Van Holmgren (Plymouth, Minn./Waysata HS/North Dakota State) leads the Eagles with a 72.33 scoring average with a team-best seven rounds at par-or-better in 15 played this spring.
After finishing eighth last weekend, sophomore Jon Hopkins (Bishop’s Stortford, England/Mississippi Gulf Coast CC) moved up to second on the team with a 73.25 scoring average which ties him alongside fellow sophomore Frankie Capan III (North Oaks, Minn./Northwest Christian HS/Alabama).
Junior Brady Madsen (Raymond, Minn./MacCray HS/Winona State) is just behind the trio with a 73.47 scoring average having played in all five tournaments. Freshman Thomas Salanito (Palm Harbor, Fla./Clearwater Central Catholic) will also make the trip having earned his way to play in his second career tournament.
Junior Henry Tschopp (Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland/Western Texas College/Dodge City CC) will make his FGCU debut this weekend as well – the junior college transfer was a NJCAA PING All-Region First Team selection last year at Dodge City Community College and ranked as high as the No. 3 NJCAA Player according to in 2018-19.
Following the weekend trip to South Carolina, the Eagles will host the Old Corkscrew Intercollegiate at the Old Corkscrew Golf Club in Estero on April 12-13.
FGCU Line-Up:
Frankie Capan III
Van Holmgren
Jon Hopkins
Brady Madsen
Thomas Salanito
Henry Tschopp
51st Furman Intercollegiate Field
#71 Furman
#72 FGCU
#118 Toledo
#124 Charleston Southern
#130 High Point
#132 Connecticut
#136 Chattangooga
#138 Francis Marion
#147 Wofford
#156 Western Carolina
#184 Samford
#196 Presbyterian
#198 Marshall
#207 George Mason
#226 Towson
USC Aiken
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