SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2010
Men’s golf sixth midway through the second round at the Wendy’s Charleston Shootout
Senior Justin Jones carded a one-under par 71 in the morning round and is one-under par midway through the second round to lead the JU men’s golf team to sixth place midway through the Wendy’s Charleston Shootout.
Play was suspended on Sunday with some groups 14 holes into the final round and other just nine. The second round will resume at 9 a.m. on Monday with the final round immediately following.
No. 17 Georgia leads the 15-team event at nine-under par when play was suspended, sporting a 15-shot lead over Radford. Georgia’s Russell Henley, ranked sixth in the country, and Radford’s Michael Wade are tied to the individual lead at four-under par.
“I’m pleased with how we played today,” said JU head coach Mike Blackburn. “Justin has played 27 solid holes and is doing a good job of taking it one shot at a time. Of course, there is room for improvement and we feel very good about a strong finish tomorrow.”
Jones is tied for fifth in the individual competition at two-under par. Starting his first round on the fourth hole, he opened with five straight pars before a birdie at the ninth and one at the 12th got him to two-under par.
There were some hiccups though. A bogey at the 13th was quickly answered with a birdie at the 14th. He followed up a bogey at the 16th with a birdie at the 17th, before a bogey on the second hole (his 17th), put the finishing touches on a one-under par, 71.
Going right into the second round, Jones opened it with a bogey on the fourth but got back into red numbers with an eagle on the par-5 sixth. He got to two-under par for the round with a birdie at the 10th, but gave that shot back with a bogey on the 11th.
Jones’ stellar opening round led JU to a 10-over par 298 in the first round. The Dolphins sit in sixth place at 16-over par when play resumes, trailing Georgia by 25 shots, but only 10 shots behind Radford for second place.
Stephen Healy and Gavin Frost are tied for 35th at six-over par. Healy opened the tournament with a two-over par, 74, but is four-over par 14 holes into his second round. Frost struggled to a six-over par 78 in the first round, but is even-par for his second round – finishing the day with three birdies in his final four holes.
Taylor Szyndlar shot a five-over par 77 in the first round and is three-over par after back-to-back birdies to end play, tying him for 45th.
Bobby Fredeking shot a four-over par 76 in the first round and is five-over par through 12 holes of his second round, placing him in a tie for 52nd.
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