Men’s golf finishes ninth at the A-Sun Championship

The JU men’s golf team carded an eight-over par round of 292 to finish in ninth place at the 2011 Atlantic Sun Conference Championship on the Chateau Course as Chateau Elan Golf Club.

Jamey Salmon carded a one-under par 70, posting the low round of the day for the Dolphins in their final event of the season.

Kennesaw State won the 11-team event at seven-under par, capturing the league title for the first time. KSU’s Jeff Karlsson won the individual title by three shots at six-under par.

“We left a few shots out there today, which is disappointing after playing as well as we did yesterday,” said JU head coach Mike Blackburn.

With JU teeing off on the back nine for the final round, Salmon’s round was a steady diet of pars on his first nine before a birdie at the par-4 first hole got him into red numbers. A bogey at the par-5 sixth moved him back to even, but a birdie at the par-4 fifth got him back to one-under. His strong play moved him into a tie for 31st at eight-over par for the tournament.

Bobby Fredeking birdied the par-5 ninth to finish off a one-over par round of 72 that featured four birdies and five bogeys. Fredeking tied for 17th at three-over par for the event.

After a disastrous start, Stephen Healy rallied to shoot a three-over par 74. He opened the round with two bogeys and a triple bogey on his first four holes, finishing with two birdies and 12 pars to tie Salmon for 31st at eight-over par.

Gavin Frost posted a five-over par 76 in his final collegiate round, ending his career with a birdie at the par-5 ninth to finish tied for 45th at 12-over par.

Dillon Batsel got off to a hot start with birdies on the first two holes, but had some hiccups to make the turn at nine-over par before going one-under par on the back nine to shoot an eight-over par, 79, to tie Frost for 45th.