Men’s golf tied for 12th at the Rees Jones Invitational
Jamey Salmon posted two solid rounds to sit in a tie for fifth place after the first day of the Rees Jones Invitational.

Salmon opened the day with a three-over par, 75, at the Haig Point Country Club before rallying with an even-par, 72, to climb up the leaderboard.

The Dolphins posted a 36-over par, 324, in the first round and improved with a 19-over par, 307, in the second round to tie Winthrop for 12th place in the 13-team event. Iowa State leads the team competition at 18-over par, 594. The Cyclones’ Nate McCoy leads the individual competition at six-under par, 138, sporting a seven-shot lead.

“This is a difficult golf course and if you make one mistake, it can cost you several shots,” said JU head coach Mike Blackburn. “We didn’t play well at all in the first round, but we got some solid rounds in the afternoon.”

Bobby Fredeking rebounded from an opening round 81 with a two-over par, 74, in the afternoon to tie for 35th at 11-over par, 155.

For Brett McKinnon and Nick Torrance, it was a learning experience in their first collegiate event. McKinnon is tie for 53rd at 16-over par, with rounds of 84 and 76. Torrance carded rounds of 84 and 85 to sit in 65th at 25-over par.

Dillon Batsel opened with an 85 and shot a 95 in the afternoon to finish in 66th at 36-over par, 180.

The Dolphins will look to continue their move up the leaderboard in the final round on Tuesday morning.