MONDAY, MARCH 01, 2010
Men’s golf takes sixth at the Wendy’s Charleston Shootout
The JU men’s golf team took home sixth place with its best round of the tournament at the Wendy’s Charleston Shootout on the par-72 Links at Stono Ferry.

Freshman Taylor Szyndlar finished as the low Dolphin for the event, carding a three-over par 75 in the second round a one-over par 73 in the final round to tie for 34th at nine-over par.

No. 17 Georgia took home the 15-team event at 18-under par, winning by 20 shots over the College of Charleston. JU took home sixth at 28-over par.

Georgia’s Russell Henley, ranked sixth nationally, took home the individual title at nine-under par – topping teammate and 21st ranked Harris English by one shot.

“We had a chance to have a really low round today, but we didn’t close well,” said JU head coach Mike Blackburn. “The good thing is that we’re continuing to make progress and now that our best golf is still in front of us.”

Szyndlar’s final round was close to amazing.

The freshman opened his final round with a birdie on the fifth hole, his starting hole for the final round. Despite two bogeys and a birdie, Szyndlar closed the back nine with birdies on No. 17 and 18 to enter his final four holes at two-under par for his round.

His final four holes betrayed his round. A bogey at the first was followed up by a double bogey at the fourth, his final hole, to put the finishing touches on his one-over par, 73.

Bobby Fredeking had the low round of the day for JU, carding a two-under par 70 to tie for 40th at 10-over par, putting up two eagles in his final round.

Stephen Healy shot a four-over par 76 to finish at 10-over par with Fredeking in a tie for 40th.

Gavin Frost finished the second round with the best score for JU, shooting an even-par 72. He closed the tournament with a five-over par 77 to tie for 47th at 11-over par.

Justin Jones, who entered the day at two-under par, finished the second round with a three-over par 75 and shot a 10-over par 82 in the final round to fall to 49th at 12-over par.

The Dolphins will be back in action on March 8 as they participate in the Don Benbow Invitational at the Jacksonville Beach Golf Course.