TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2007
Men's golf ties for seventh at season opening event
Sept. 18, 2007
FLORENCE, S.C. - - Joshua Kinsey carded an even-par 72 to lead the Jacksonville men's golf team to a round of 311 and a tie for seventh place at the season opening Raines Development Group Intercollegiate.
Played on the par-72 Country Club of South Carolina, the Dolphins got a great effort from Justin Jones as he claimed a top-10 finish for the first time in collegiate career - tying for ninth at five-over par.
"It was a disappointing finish to the tournament, but we're going to get better from this experience," said JU head coach Jim Taketa. "It's a learning process for these guys and the more tournament play they get, the better we will be in the long run."
Furman rallied from a 15-shot deficit to claim the 15-team title, posting a three-under par 285 in the final 18 to finish at 877 - holding off Western Carolina by a stroke.
Troy's Michael McGrady won the individual title after shooting an even-par 72 to end the event at two-under par, winning by three shots.
Jones posted a two-over par 74 in the final round for JU to take home a share of ninth place at 219. Kinsey's even-par round of 72 was the best for the Dolphins and moved him into a tie for 34th at 226, 12-over par.
The Dolphins are back in action again on Sept. 29 at the Shootout at Angel Park in Las Vegas, Nev.
2007-08 MEN'S GOLF