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||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|