TUESDAY, OCTOBER 06, 2009
Men’s golf finishes eighth at the Rees Jones Intercollegiate
Bobby Fredeking’s one-under par 71 in the final round put him at one-over par for the tournament and alone in third place at the Rees Jones Intercollegiate.

The finish for Fredeking is his best collegiate finish and the second top 20 finish in as many events. In six tournament rounds, four have been par or better, leading him to a 72.0 stroke average through the first two events.

The Dolphins shot a 23-over par round of 311 to fall out of a tie for sixth to finish eighth at 62-over par for the tournament. #24 South Carolina won the 12-team event at five-over par, with the Gamecocks’ Paul Woodbury beating teammate George Bryan IV in a two-hole playoff after tying at two-under par.

“While we’re disappointed with how we finished, I feel like this is going to be a good building block for the rest of the season,” said JU head coach Mike Blackburn. “After a good first round in some tough conditions, we struggled to finish the final two rounds. There are a lot of positives for us to take out of this and I’m looking forward to see how we perform in two weeks at Savannah.”

Fredeking entered the day trailing Woodbury by four shots and didn’t make any major move on his opening nine. Starting on the 10th hole, he posted bogeys at the 11th and 16th with a birdie on the 13th to make the turn at one-over par for his round and three-over par for the tournament.

The back nine was a different story, where six straight pars was followed by birdies on two of his last three holes to finish at one-over par for the event.

JU’s next best round came from Justin Jones and Gavin St. John Frost, who each carded a seven-over par 79. Jones bookended his round with birdies, but was undone by a pair of double bogeys on his opening nine.

Frost was unable to get any birdies on his scorecard, grinding out his 79 with 13 pars. The duo was tied for 46th in the individual competition at 24-over par.

Will Braude endured a rough finish to shoot a 10-over par, 82, to tie for 41st at 22-over par. After back-to-back birdies on Nos. 3 and 4, was six-over par for his final five holes to fall back to the pack.

Taylor Szyndlar wrapped up his roller coaster event with a 14-over par 86 to finish in 59th at 40-over par.

The Dolphins are off for two weeks until they participate in the Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate on Oct. 19.