Salmon, Fredeking claim top 20 finishes at The Hummingbird Intercollegiate
Bobby Fredeking and Jamey Salmon finished in a tie for 17th at two-over par, 144, at The Hummingbird Intercollegiate on the par-71 Country Club of Sapphire Valley.

Fredeking had the round of the day for JU, carding a one-under par 71 to move up in the standings. Salmon carded a four-over par 75 to fall back after being tied for fifth entering the final round.

As a team, the Dolphins finished seventh in the 17-team field carding at nine-over par, 293, to finish at 21-over par for the event. Appalachian State rallied to take home the team title, topping No. 19 UAB by two shots, finishing at three-under par for the tournament.

Gardner-Webb’s Kristopher Gray took home the individual title, winning by two shots, after posting a three-under par 68 in the final round to finish at seven-under par for the event.

“We were close to have a good round, but we made too many mistakes that turned into big numbers,” said JU head coach Mike Blackburn. “I was glad to see Bobby put a good round together in competition as he’s made some strides on the practice range in the last few weeks.”

Fredeking’s round got going early with a birdie at the first. Much like the rest of his teammates, he struggled later in the opening nine, making the turn at one-over par after three bogeys and just one birdie.

After another bogey at the par-4 10th, Fredeking took control of his round – finishing with three birdies over the final seven holes to post his first under par round of the season.

Entering the day just two shots out of the lead, Salmon gave up two shots with a double bogey at the par-4 fourth. He rallied with back-to-back birdies at the sixth and seventh, but a bogey at the eighth sent him to the back nine at one-over par for the round.

His final nine was not as kind. Three bogeys in the final six holes dashed his title hopes as he finished with a 75.

Freshman Nick Torrance tied for 31st after shooting a two-over par 73 to finish at six-over par, 147. Brett McKinnon carded his second straight 75 to finish in a tie for 50th at nine-over par. Trey Douglas shot a five-over par 76 to tie for 71st at 12-over par.

As a team, JU made the turn at 10-over par but were able to make up a shot on the back nine to shoot a 293.

The Dolphins wrap up their final tournament of the fall season on Monday as they play in the Amelia National Intercollegiate.