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A South Carolina sports dynasty

Betsy King (left) and Beth Daniel were part of Furman’s national championship team in 1976, which is widely considered to be the greatest collection of college golf talent in history.

Before Clemson became a football powerhouse and the University of South Carolina put itself on the national map with its baseball program, Furman built a college dynasty in the Palmetto State with its golf program. On the eve of the U.S. Women’s Open in Charleston, an article on the USGA website remembers Paladin superstars like Betsy King, Beth Daniel, Brad Faxon and Dottie Pepper, and their lasting impact on the sport.

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