Monagle's Record Setting Performance Powers JU to runner-up at GolfWeek Challenge

Monagle's Record Setting Performance Powers JU to runner-up at GolfWeek Challenge

 

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - A final round -6 (66) and a school record 202 from Jacksonville native Colin Monagle powered the Jacksonville University men’s golf team into a second place finish at the GolfWeek Challenge hosted at the True Blue Course in the season opening tournament for the Dolphins. Monagle took runner-up medalist honors for the 54-hole event while JU newcomer Franck Medale (Valence d’Agen, France) tied for third.

As a team Jacksonville finished -5 (283) on Tuesday and at -28 (836) overall. Old Dominion used a final round -10 (278) to take team honors by three shots over the Dolphins at -31 (833).

A senior, Monagle’s 66 is a JU career low and pushed him to -14 (202; 68-68-66) for the tournament. On Tuesday he started hot and stayed there. He was five under for the round after the first six holes carding birdies on Nos. 2, 5, 6 and an eagle on No. 4. He added another birdie on No. 15, his 12th of the week to climb to -6 and into his best finish with the Dolphins. With records dating back to 1993, Monagle is the first JU golfer to post three rounds in the 60s of a 54-hole tournament as he coupled Tuesday’s 66 with rounds of 68 on Sunday and Monday. His 54-hole finished bested the previous mark of 204 set by Duncan Stewart in the 2006 A-Sun Championship.

Jacksonville State’s Tomasz Anderson used a -12 (60) final round to walk away with individual medalist honors at -19 (197).

Medale came in at -1 (71) in the final round to finish at -11 (205) and in a tied for third. his 205 is now the third lowest 54-hole total in JU history. Connor Salanger (Syracuse, N.Y.) +1 (73) and Ryan Jahn +1 (73) completed the scoring on Tuesday. Freshman Raul Pereda (Cordoba, Mexico) shot a +3 (75) as he tied for 29th overall.

Jacksonville continues the fall portion off the schedule Oct. 13-14 at the Donald Ross Invitational held at Mimosa Hills Golf Club in Morganton, N.C.

2 Jacksonville 280 273 283 836
2 Colin Monagle (1) 68 68 66 202
T3 Franck Medale (5) 69 65 71 205
T29 Raul Pereda (4) 70 70 75 215
33 Connor Salanger (2) 73 70 73 216
T51 Ryan Jahn (3) 76 75 73 224

 

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
R3
Total
1
  1  
-31
-10
F
277
278
278
833
2
  1  
-28
-5
F
280
273
283
836
3
  2  
-27
-17
F
279
287
271
837
4
  1  
-22
-3
F
273
284
285
842
5
  2  
-17
-14
F
294
279
274
847
6
  1  
-15
-5
F
276
290
283
849
7
  3  
-12
+2
F
284
278
290
852
8
  3  
-9
-11
F
288
290
277
855
9
  1  
-7
-6
F
286
289
282
857
10
  1  
-5
-6
F
293
284
282
859
11
  -  
+1
-1
F
289
289
287
865
12
  3  
+2
+1
F
290
287
289
866