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Furman Will Keep Men's Golf Program

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The Furman University men's golf program won't be discontinued after some former players made contributions to to keep the team going.

Brad Faxon, a 1983 Furman graduate, former All-American and professional golfer said the school and an alumni group came together to find a solution.

The Furman Board of Trustees voted earlier this month to discontinue the men's golf program as a varsity sport beginning July 1, 2014. Furman Interim President Carl Kohrt said the plan with the group of alumni will continue the program, but with cost reductions.

"We are all proud alums of the Furman golf program, and none of us wanted to see it discontinued," Faxon said in a written statement.  "So we talked with university officials, and discussed what we could do to bring the program back."

"We were caught off guard by the University's decision to discontinue men's golf, but appreciate the need to appropriately steward the University's resources," said Rob Langley in a written statement. Langley is a former member of the men's golf team who is part of a group leading the alumni effort."

The original decision to drop the program was based on an extensive evaluation of criteria, including public visibility, attendance, competitiveness, and overall costs according to the board of trustees.
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