WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2010
Dolphins finish tenth at the 2010 A-Sun Championship
The JU men’s golf team struggled in the final round, finishing in tenth place at the 2010 Atlantic Sun Conference Championship on the par-72 Legends Course at Chateau Elan.

The Dolphins carded a 23-over par, 311, in the final round – their second highest single-round of the season to fall out of sixth place. JU entered the day at 15-over par before finishing at 38-over par for the 54-hole event.

Bobby Fredeking, entering the day tied for fourth place in the individual competition, fell into a tie for 17th at five-over par, carding a six-over par, 78, in the final round.

ETSU won the 11-team competition by four shots over Florida Gulf Coast, the Bucs second title in the last three years. ETSU’s Seamus Power won the individual title at six-under par, carding a five-under par 67 in the final round.

“This was a very disappointing finish to the season,” said JU head coach Mike Blackburn. “We had two pretty good rounds to start the tournament, but we made too many mistakes today in perfect scoring conditions.”

JU’s best round of the day came from junior Gavin Frost, who shot a five-over par 77. He made the turn at one-over par after a birdie at the par-4 sixth, but shot four-over par on the back nine, making four bogeys in the last six holes to fall into a tie for 32nd at 10-over par.

Fredeking was in the thick of the individual title chase until the par-5 fifth hole. Designed to mimic the 13th hole at Augusta National, Fredeking’s chip shot for birdie rolled into the replica of Rae’s Creek – and so went his title hopes. He battled back to get to four-over par for his round, but made just five pars on the day to shoot a six-over par 78 and fall back into a tie for 17th at five-over par.

Playing in his final collegiate event, Justin Jones carded a six-over par 78 to tie for 39th at 14-over par. Jamey Salmon and Taylor Szyndlar also carded a six-over par 78, with Salmon finishing alone in 35th at 11-over par while Szyndlar took home a tie for 49th at 21-over par.