Men’s golf ties for 13th at Mobile Bay Intercollegiate
Freshman Trey Douglas carded an even-par 72 in the final round as the JU men’s golf team tied for 12th at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate on the par-72 Magnolia Grove Crossings Golf Course.

The Dolphins, who were tied for 17th after the first round, carded a 14-over par 302 in the final round to continue their climb up the team leaderboard at 44-over par with Atlantic Sun Conference rival Kennesaw State. Ole Miss held on to win the 18-team event at 13-over par by one shot over Illinois State.

Kent Bulle of Middle Tennessee State and Jack Hiluta of South Alabama were tied for medalist honors at three-under par, 213.

“We got a great round today from Trey,” said JU head coach Mike Blackburn. “We’re throwing a lot of shots away right now and that’s going to happen with a young group like this.”

Bobby Fredeking was set for a top 10 finish before a quadruple bogey on his final gave him a four-over par, 76, to tie for 14th at four-over par. Teeing off on the 10th hole, Fredeking made the turn at two-over par and had battled to within two shots of the lead after a birdie on the par-3 eighth, his 17th hole.

Douglas had the round of the day though for the Dolphins. Two birdies in the first four holes got him off to a confident start, with bogeys on the 16th and ninth holes the only blemishes on his scorecard. He jumped up six spots to tie for 91st at 20-over par.

Juniors Stephen Healy and Gavin St. John Frost each carded a five-over par 77 in the final round. Healy got a birdie on the third hole of the day, but a bogey-bogey-double bogey took away his momentum as he tied for 73rd at 16-over par. Frost opened with back-to-back bogeys en route to make the turn at five-over par and had a birdie to offset his bogey on the back nine to tie for 69th at 15-over par.

Taylor Szyndlar made the turn at three-over par, but was five-over par on the back nine as he shot an eight-over par 80 to tie for 76th at 17-over par.

The Dolphins are off until March 1 when they participate in the Charleston Shootout.