Men’s golf moves up to 15th at Mobile Bay Intercollegiate
After a rough first round, the JU men’s golf team bounced back with an eight-over par 296 to move into 15th place after two rounds at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate on the Magnolia Grove Crossings Golf Course.

The Dolphins were led by sophomore Bobby Fredeking, who posted a career-best tying four-under par 68. The low round moved him into a tie for ninth at even-par, trailing individual leader Kent Bulle from Middle Tennessee State by five entering the final round.

Ole Miss carded a three-under par round to take the lead in the 18-team competition from Vanderbilt. The Rebels hold a six-shot lead over Memphis and a nine-shot lead over Vandy.

“Bobby played exceptionally well in the practice round, so I was really pleased to see him play as well as he did today,” said JU head coach Mike Blackburn. “We made up some strokes today and moved up. We’re looking to do more of the same tomorrow.”

Starting on the back nine that gave him fits in the first round, Fredeking had four birdies on his front nine, offset by just one bogey, to make the turn at three-under par.

He kept the round steady with pars and one last birdie at the par-5 sixth to finish off his 68.

Freshman Taylor Szyndlar also made some improvements, shooting a two-over par 74 to move into a tie for 63rd at nine-over par. He opened the second round with two bogeys in the first four holes, but settled down with two birdies and two bogeys over the final 14 holes to tie his lowest round of the season.

Gavin St. John Frost shot a four-over par 76 to move into a tie for 68th at 10-over par. Frost was unable to convert on several birdie opportunities, but didn’t let the round get away from him either, with just four bogeys.

Stephen Healy was the only Dolphin to post a higher second round score, shooting a six-over par, 78, to fall into a tie for 79th at 11-over par. A double bogey-bogey-bogey start could have spiraled out of control, but he was able to slow the bleeding to get his score.

Trey Douglas continued the improvement for JU, shooting a seven-over par 79 to tie for 97th at 20-over par. He bounced back from five bogeys in the first six holes to keep his round together, including a birdie on the par-4 18th.

The Dolphins will wrap up their second spring event with the final round on Tuesday.