Men’s golf finishes 13th at the Rees Jones Invitational
Jamey Salmon carded a five-over par, 77, amid tough playing conditions to finish in a tie for 12th in the season opening Rees Jones Invitational.

Salmon’s round was the third best score for JU as the Dolphins finished in 13th place, shooting a 24-over par, 312, in the final round to finish the 54-hole event at 943, 79-over par.

Kennesaw State won the 13-team event, rallying with a one-over par, 289, to finish at 30-over par, 894. Iowa State’s Nate McCoy shot an even-par 72 to win the individual title by nine shots at six-under par, 210, the only player to finish the event at even-par or better.

“I’m glad to see Jamey have a good tournament to start the season,” said JU head coach Mike Blackburn. “I think we’re all disappointed with how we played this week and know that we’ve got a lot of work to do before our next tournament.”

The bright spot on the day was freshman Brett McKinnon carding the low round of the day for the Dolphins, shooting a four-over par, 76, to tie for 45th at 20-over par.

Bobby Fredeking tied for 36th individually after posting a six-over par, 78, in the final round to finish at 17-over par. Nick Torrance shot an 85 to finish in 65th place while Dillon Batsel rounded out the team score with an 81 and a 66th place finish.

The Dolphins are back in action again on Oct. 17 when play in the AutoTrader Collegiate Classic in Atlanta, Ga.