WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 06, 2010
Men’s golf finishes sixth at the Rees Jones Intercollegiate
Gavin Frost and Jamey Salmon tied for 10th place as the JU men’s golf team took home sixth place at the Rees Jones Intercollegiate.
Played on the par-72 Haig Point Golf Club, the Dolphins shot 315 in the first round, 308 in the second and 318 in the third to finish at 75-over par.
Liberty and Kennesaw State were declared co-champions of the 10-team event, finishing at 38-over par. KSU’s Matt Nagy won the individual title at even-par, 216, taking home the championship by five shots.
“The real winner of this tournament was the course and the scores show that,” said JU head coach Mike Blackburn. “You can’t be too aggressive on this course and we took a few too many chances out there and it cost us a lot of shots.”
Frost and Salmon tied for 10th at 15-over par, the second straight event that Salmon has been the low finisher for JU. He posted three straight rounds of 77 to shoot 231 for the event. Frost just missed on matching him on the round scores – going 77, 76 and 78 to tie his teammate.
Bobby Fredeking tied for 30th at 22-over par, 238. He opened the tournament with an 81, shooting 78 and 79 in the final two rounds to move up the leaderboard.
Stephen Healy opened with an 86 but shot the best round of the week for JU with a 75 in the second round before carding an 84 to tie for 44th at 29-over par.
Trey Douglas finished in 47th place, shooting rounds of 80, 82 and 84 in his first event of the season.
Jacksonville is off until Oct. 18 when they take part in the Mizuno Invitational in Savannah, Ga.