SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2007
Men's golf eight back entering final round at the Furman Invitational

March 24, 2007

GREENVILLE, S.C. -

Russell Knox posted the best round of the day for the Jacksonville men's golf team, a one-under par round of 71, as the Dolphins dropped to fifth place just eight shots out of the lead entering the final round.

Knox's round moved him into a tie for 12th in the individual competition at one-over par, 145.

The Dolphins trail East Carolina, who leads the 20-team event, by eight shots. The Pirates posted a round of 293 on Saturday to finish 36 holes with a total of 581. Jacksonville shot 298 in the second round to finish with a two-round total of 589.

"We didn't score as well as we needed to today to make a move," said JU head coach Jim Taketa. "We still have a shot at the title, but we know we're going to have to play exceptionally well to come back."

Duncan Stewart shot a two-over par 74 to fall into a tie for eighth at one-under par, 143. He trails Virginia Tech's Ryan Sypniewski, Charleston Southern's Stuart Carrihill and Rhode Island's Ben Spitz by two, as the duo is tied for the individual lead at three-under par, 141.

Matt Kleinrock had the third best round for JU, posting a four-over par 76 to move into a tie for 81st at 10-over par, 154. Joshua Kinsey carded a 77 to round out the team scoring, as he is tied for 51st at seven-over par, 151.

Jamie Kennedy shot a 78 in the second round and is tied for 66th at eight-over par, 152.

The Dolphins wrap up tournament play with 18 holes starting on Sunday morning.