MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011
Men’s golf tied for 10th after first round of the 2011 A-Sun Championship
The JU men’s golf team carded a round of 14-over par to finish in a tie for 10th after the first round of the 2011 Atlantic Sun Conference Championship on the Chateau Course at Chateau Elan.
Bobby Fredeking and Gavin Frost led the Dolphins with a two-over par round of 73, tying for 21st in the individual competition.
Kennesaw State leads the 11-team event at four-under par, with USC Upstate’s Matt Hopper and FGCU’s Daniel Mazziotta leading the individual competition at five-under par.
“We’re all disappointed with how we played today,” said JU head coach Mike Blackburn. “We got off to a rough start and played well for a stretch, but we struggled again on the last three holes – making too many mistakes that cost us a lot of shots.”
As a team, JU was four-over par through three holes and made the turn at six-over par. The Dolphins then played the last three holes six-over par.
Frost battled through a roller-coaster round that saw him sit at two-over par after three holes only to right the ship with two birdies to make the turn at even-par. A double bogey-birdie-bogey stretch on the back nine wrapped up his round of 73.
Meanwhile Fredeking had one birdie, one bogey and a double bogey en route to his 73.
Dillon Batsel was on his way to a solid finish, but bogeys at Nos. 17 and 18 dropped him to a five-over par 76 and a tie for 39th with teammate Stephen Healy.
Healy made the turn at three-over par and fell to seven-over par after a quadruple bogey on the par-4 13th. The senior answered with back-to-back birdies at Nos. 15 and 16 to shoot his 76.
Jamey Salmon battled lipouts all day, a foretelling of the future when a birdie chip lipped out on the first hole, shooting a six-over par, 77 to tie for 47th.
The Dolphins will be going off the first tee at 8 a.m. with Lipscomb.