TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2004
Russell Knox Wins Geico Direct Spring Invitational

March 23, 2004

SAVANNAH, Ga. - JU freshman Russell Knox (Inverness, Scotland) fired a one-under-par 215 (73-69-73) to capture individual medallist honors as the Dolphins shot a 917 (302-299-316) to place fourth at the 18-team Geico Direct Spring Invitational in Savannah. Knox earned his first collegiate tournament victory by edging Armstrong Atlantic's Thomas Whittaker by one stroke on the par-72, 6,906-yard course at the Hunter Golf Club. Armstrong Atlantic won the event with 902 (300-307-295). Charleston Southern shot a 913 (303-305-305) to hold off Tennessee-Chattanooga (307-303-304=914) by one stroke.

Dolphin freshman Seaji Haria (Hagerstown, Md.) fired a 231 (72-76-83) to finish in a tie for 20th, while fellow freshman Jamie Kennedy (Edinburgh, Scotland) tied for 44th with a 235 (79-75-81). Other JU participants included freshman Duncan Stewart (Moray Shire, Scotland), who shot a 236 (73-79-79) and sophomore Brian Blackburn (Jacksonville/Orange Park), who fired a 246 (82-81-83) in his first collegiate tournament.

The Dolphins return to action at the Victoria Hills Spring Invitational in DeLand, Fla. March 22-24.

 
Team Results
1.  Armstrong Atlantic   300-307-295=902
2.  Charleston Southern  303-305-305=913
3.  UT-Chattanooga       307-303-304=914
4.  Jacksonville         302-299-316=917
5.  Elon                 310-309-304=923
6.  Evansville           308-304-312=924
7.  Liberty              315-309-304=928
    Birmingham Southern  311-314-303=928
9.  Longwood             306-311-312=929
10. Murray State         316-307-308=931
11. Western Carolina     317-311-304=932
    Richmond             311-304-307=932
13. Lipscomb             309-313-313=935
14. Tennessee Tech       321-313-308=942
    Appalachian State    321-312-309=942
16. Radford              315-316-318=949
17. Wright State         325-324-311=960
18. The Citadel          328-323-335=983

JU Top Finishers 1st Russell Knox 73-69-73=215 20th-t Seaji Haria 72-76-83=231 44th-t Jamie Kennedy 79-75-81=235 49th-t Duncan Stewart 78-79-79=236 84th-t Brian Blackburn 82-81-83=246