MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2010
Men’s golf in fourth place after two rounds at Mizuno-Savannah Intercollegiate
The JU men’s golf team got off to a good start and kept it rolling to finish in fourth place after the first two rounds of the Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate.

The Dolphins carded a three-under par 285 in the first round and followed with a two-over par 290 in the second round to finish the day at one-under par at the Savannah Quarters Golf Club. Florida Gulf Coast leads the 14-team event at 20-under par. Wofford’s Mark Joye leads the individual competition at eight-under par, 136.

JU got career low rounds from Stephen Healy (69), Jamey Salmon (71) and an even-par 72 from Dillon Batsel in his first collegiate round.

“I’m really happy with how we played today,” said JU head coach Mike Blackburn. “Even with two good rounds, we still left a lot of shots out there. We’ve got ourselves in position for a good finish, we just need to come out tomorrow ready to finish the job.”

Salmon carded a pair of one-under par 71s, setting a new career-low. His second round saw him five-over par through seven holes before finishing six-under par on his final 11 holes to go in red numbers for the second round. He is tied for 15th at two-under par.

Bobby Fredeking carded the best second round for JU, shooting a two-under par 70 to move into a tie for 21st after shooting a three-over par 75 in the first round.

Playing in his first collegiate event, Batsel opened his career with an even-par 72 and followed it up with a one-over par 73 to tie Fredeking in 21st at one-over par.

Healy shot the round of the day for JU, a three-under par 69, but struggled in the second round, shooting a five-over par 77 to tie for 28th at two-over par.

Gavin Frost is tied for 42nd after carding rounds of 73 and 76 to finish at five-over par.

The Dolphins enter the final round four shots out of second place, with only eight shots separating second and sixth place.