Men's golf in eighth after two rounds at the Coca-Cola Duke Classic

Oct. 8, 2006

DURHAM, N.C. - Jamie Kennedy posted a two-round total of two-over par to lead the Jacksonville men's golf team to an eighth place finish after the first day of the Coca-Cola Duke Classic.

Amid rainy conditions in the morning round, the Dolphins posted a nine-over par total of 297. With cool conditions in the afternoon, JU posted a 10-over par 298 total.

Kennedy was the most consistent Dolphin during the day, posting rounds of 72 and 74 to sit in a tie for 15th at two-over par. The Dolphins are at 19-over par, 595, and trail tournament leader Coastal Carolina, who leads the 15-team event at 570.

Coastal's Dustin Johnson leads the individual competition at seven-under par after carding rounds of 69 and 68 to own a one-shot lead heading into the final round.

JU's Duncan Stewart and Russell Knox are tied for 26th at three-over par 147. Stewart had a 77 in the opening round but carded a two-under 70 in the second round to move back into contention for a top-20 finish.

Knox had a 71 in the opening round but carded a 76 in the afternoon to finish tied with Stewart.

Matt Kleinrock shot rounds of 77 and 78 to finish in a tie for 62nd at 11-over par. Christian Martin rounded out the scoring for JU with rounds of 82 and 80 for an 18-over par total at 162. He is in 79th place entering the final round.

The Dolphins wrap up the tournament with the final round on Monday morning.


1. Coastal Carolina 288-282=570
2. North Carolina 286-288=574
3. VCU 291-287=578
4. Old Dominion 294-286=580
5. Duke 297-284=581
6. Virginia Tech 292-290=582
7. Charlotte 300-290=590
8. Jacksonville 297-298=595
T9. Ohio State 296-300=596
T9. Florida Southern 299-297=596
11. UNC-Greensboro 299-300=599
12. UNC-Wilmington 298-304=602
13. Houston 304-300=604
14. Maryland 310-295=605
15. Furman 315-301=616

JU Individual Results
T15 Jamie Kennedy 72 74 146
T26 Duncan Stewart 77 70 147
T26 Russell Knox 71 76 147
T62 Matt Kleinrock 77 78 155
79 Christian Martin 82 80 162