MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011
Men’s golf moves into 10th at the Linger Longer Invitational
The JU men’s golf team carded a four-over par round, led by Jamey Salmon’s one-under par to move into 10th place after 36 holes at the Linger Longer Invitational hosted by Reynolds Plantation on the Great Waters Course.
Salmon’s one-under par 71 ties his season-low and is his best round this spring. The round moved him up 23 spots to a tie for 46th at eight-over par for the event.
The Dolphins round of 292 was one of the best during a day of tough scoring conditions and could have been better with JU playing the final four holes five-over par.
No. 4 Alabama carded a 10-under par round of 278 to take an 11-shot lead in the 13-team competition at 14-udner par. Cory Whitsett, ranked 17th nationally from Alabama, enters the final round with a five-shot lead over teammate Bud Cauley after carding a four-under par, 68, to finish at 12-under par.
“I’m really pleased with how we played today in some tough conditions,” said JU head coach Mike Blackburn. “Jamey has been playing well in qualifying up to this week and it’s great to see him be able to put it together in a tournament.”
Teeing off on the 10th hole, Salmon opened his round with a birdie at the 11th and after a bogey on the 13th followed with birdies at the 16th and 18th to make the turn at two-under par.
His final nine holes saw two bogeys and one birdie to finish off his one-under par round.
The Dolphins got another stellar round from Gavin Frost, who carded and even-par 72. He made the turn at one-over par after a birdie at the 15th, and got to two-under par with three birdies in the first six holes. Back-to-back bogeys at the seventh and eighth holes moved him into a tie for 39th at seven-over par for the event.
Dillon Batsel remained in the top 20 after carding a one-over par, 73, for the second straight day as he’s tied for 17th.
Bobby Fredeking carded a four-over par, 76, to fall into a tie for 46th at eight-over par. Trey Douglas shot an 88 in the second round and is in 73rd at 27-over par.
The Dolphins will wrap up the event with the final round on Tuesday morning.