VERO BEACH, Fla. – Paced by senior Colin Monagle's five-under par performance, the Jacksonville University men's golf team finished the Quail Valley Invite in a tie for seventh after a team combined four-over par performance in the final round at the par-72, 7,460 Quail Valley Golf Club.
"Everybody is contributing and its' taking effort from all five guys stepping up," said head coach Mike Blackburn. "Having an opportunity to win on the final day and knocking on the door of every tournament title with the field we go up against, makes us feel pretty good about where we are at as a unit."
The Dolphins would finish in a tie with TCU for seventh on the 15-team leaderboard, after carding scores 281-286-292 for a five-under team contribution. In three tournaments this fall, JU has recorded a combined 38-under team total.
Freshman Raul Pereda and senior Brett McKinnion both fired even-par Tuesday rounds en route to a top-25 finish.
|7 Colin Monagle||68 -4||69 -3||74 +2||211 -5|
|23 Raul Pereda||72 E||68 -4||76 +4||216 E|
|23 Brett McKinnon||70 -2||71 -1||75 +3||216 E|
|46 Franck Medale||71 -1||81 +9||69 -3||221 +5|
|69 Connor Salanger||76 +4||78 +6||74 +2||228 +12|
|Team Total||281 -7||286 -2||292 +4||859 -5|
North Florida won tournament title honors after a combined 24-under par combined score. Tennessee was runner-up with an 11-under par while Michigan State (-11), Stephen F. Austin (-10) and McNeese State (-7) round out the top five.
Tyler Mcdaniel of Kentucky and Jack Smith of Tennessee took home co-title honors with 11-under par performances.
The Dolphins will complete the fall campaign in Sapphire, N.C., for the Hummingbird Intercollegiate before returning in February for the 2015 spring season.
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