Dolphins Storm Into Second Round lead at GolfWeek Challenge

Dolphins Storm Into Second Round lead at GolfWeek Challenge

 

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - A school record 273 team score led by a sizzling -7 (65) from newcomer Franck Medale (Valence d’Agen, France) pushed the Jacksonville men’s golf team into the lead after completion of the second round of play at the GolfWeek Challenge on Monday. At -23 for the tournament, the Dolphins, which posted a -15 team round on Monday at the True Blue course, now hold a two shot lead over Old Dominion heading into final round action on Tuesday.

A junior playing in his first tournament for Jacksonville, Medale posted eight birdies against one bogey on Monday. Following a -3  (34) on the front nine he shot -4 (31) on the back including birdies on Nos. 15, 17 and 18. At -10 (134) for 36 holes he holds the individual lead with Bryce Howell of Fruman who shot a -7 (65) on Sunday.

A three hour rain delay did little to slow the Dolphins however as all four counters were under par. Senior Colin Monagle (Jacksonville, Fla.) used eagles on Nos. 4 and 9 to highlight a -4 (68) finish for the second consecutive day which moved him to -8 (136) and in sole possession of fourth place heading into the final 18 on Tuesday.

Freshman Raul Pereda (Cordoba, Mexico) came in at -2 (70) for the second time in as many days while senior Connor Salanger (Syracuse, N.Y.) rounded out the scoring with a -2 (70) himself.


The 273 bested the previous mark of 274 set in the second round of the Don Benbow Invitational held at a par 70 Jacksonville Beach GC layout in 2008-09.

Paired with Old Dominion and Valparaiso, Jacksonville is scheduled to begin final round action at 8:25 am on Tuesday.

 

1 Jacksonville 280 273 553
T1 Franck Medale (5) 69 65 134
4 Colin Monagle (1) 68 68 136
T13 Raul Pereda (4) 70 70 140
T24 Connor Salanger (2) 73 70 143
T54 Ryan Jahn (3) 76 75 151

 

 

Team Leaderboard
True Blue - 2014 Program Challenge Par: 72 Yardage: 6926
9/7/2014 - 9/9/2014
Pos
Team
To Par
Today
Thru
R1
R2
Total
1
  4  
-23
-15
F
280
273
553
2
  1  
-21
-10
F
277
278
555
3
  2  
-19
-4
F
273
284
557
4
  2  
-14
-10
F
284
278
562
T5
  3  
-10
+2
F
276
290
566
T5
  1  
-10
-1
F
279
287
566
7
  5  
-3
-9
F
294
279
573
8
  1  
-1
+1
F
286
289
575
T9
  1  
+1
-1
F
290
287
577
T9
  2  
+1
-4
F
293
284
577
T11
  2  
+2
+1
F
289
289
578
T11
  3  
+2
+2
F
288
290
578