TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2006
Men's golf wins Raines Development Group Intercollegiate
Sept. 19, 2006
FLORENCE, S.C. - - The Jacksonville men's golf team fired a final round 300 to hold off Troy University by one while Duncan Stewart won the individual title at the Raines Development Group Intercollegiate.
Stewart carded a one-over par 73 in the final round to tie Jordy Haden from Troy and Stan Guerrero from Old Dominion at 213, three-under par. On the third playoff hole, Stewart drained a 32-foot putt for birdie to seal his second individual title of the season.
The tournament title in the 18-team event gives the Dolphins four straight regular season titles, with Stewart winning the individual title in each - including two playoff victories.
"The conditions were tough to score today, but I'm really proud of how we battled through to win the team title," said JU head coach Jim Taketa. "Duncan has played well all year and it's great to see him win another title. Now, we have to keep working as we enter the stretch run of our fall season."
Stewart carded the best round of the day for JU, with a one-over par 73. Russell Knox keeps rolling with his second top 10 finish in as many starts, finishing with a two-over par 74 to end the 54-hole event at even-par 216.
Justin Jones continued to improve, posting a four-over par 76 to finish in a tie for 43rd at nine-over par, 225.
After posting two solid rounds on Monday, Matt Kleinrock carded a five-over par 77 to fall out of the top 10 and finish in a tie for 17th at four-over par, 220.
Jamie Kennedy equaled Kleinrcok's 77 to count toward to the team score as he finished in a tie for 91st at 239, 13-over par.
The Dolphins are back in action again at the prestigious Duke Coke Classic starting on Oct. 8.
JU 293-281-300=874 (+10)
2006-07 MEN'S GOLF