MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010
Men's golf in sixth after first round of 2010 A-Sun Championship
Bobby Fredeking and Gavin Frost each carded an even par 72 to lead the JU men’s golf team to a nine-over par round and sixth place after the first round of the 2010 Atlantic Sun Conference Championship.

Along with the two rounds of even par, the Dolphins counted a four-over par 76 from Justin Jones and a five-over par 77 from Jamey Salmon.

#30 ETSU leads the 11-team competition at seven-under par, led by individual co-leaders Seamus Power and Rhys Enoch who each carded a three-under par 69 in the first round. In all, there were 16 rounds of even-par or better in the opening round.

“The conditions were perfect for scoring today,” said JU head coach Mike Blackburn. “We had some guys struggle early, but kept their rounds together to contribute to the team. The good thing is we know that we can do better and feel good about getting back on the tee tomorrow.”

With six holes left in the round, Fredeking was tied for the individual lead at three-under par courtesy of birdies at No. 11, 16 and 18 as the Dolphins started on the back nine.

But the final six holes were a roller coaster for the sophomore, starting with a bogey at the fourth. He answered with a birdie at the fifth, but gave the shot right back with a bogey at the par-4 sixth.

After a par on the seventh, he lost his tee shot out of bounds on the eighth – eventually making a double bogey to finish off his even par round.

Frost meanwhile went about his business by putting the ball in play off the tee and not bringing high scores into play. He birdied the 17th to make the turn at one-under par and stayed there until his bogey at the sixth dropped him to even par.

A bogey on the eighth moved him to one-over par, but he rolled in a 10-foot birdie putt on the ninth, his final hole, to get back to even.

Jones got off to a rocky start, losing a tee shot out of bounds on the 11th and finished the front nine with three bogeys and a double bogey to make the turn at five-over par.

He found his game on the back nine, going one-under par and finished the round with a birdie on the ninth to tie for 26th.

Salmon also got off to a rocky start, making bogeys at Nos. 12, 13 and 16 before a birdie at the 17th got him to his final nine at two-over par.

His back nine was a maddening trip of high and lows. A bogey at the first was followed by a birdie at the second, before a triple bogey-double bogey stretch on Nos. 5 and 6 got him to seven-over par.

He fought back on the final three holes to shoot five-over par and tie for 33rd. It started a with a sensational up-and-down for par from a greenside bunker on the seventh, a 5-foot birdie putt at the eighth and a 6-foot birdie on the ninth.

Szyndlar’s went through a rough round, that started with a three-putt bogey at the 10th. He made the turn six-over par and is tied for 51st.

The Dolphins will be going off the first tee at 8 a.m. with Campbell and Florida Gulf Coast.

Gavin Frost for birdie at No. 1

Gavin Frost for birdie at No. 18

Jamey Salmon chips for eagle at No. 10

Jamey Salmon putts for par at No. 18

Jamey Salmon putts for birdie at No. 8

Jamey Salmon putts for birdie at No. 9

Taylor Szyndlar tees off on No. 15

Taylor Szyndlar putts for birdie off the green on No. 15