Dolphins in 11th after first round at Seminole Intercollegiate

Dolphins in 11th after first round at Seminole Intercollegiate

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Paced by three even-par or better rounds, the Jacksonville University men's golf team finished the initial 18-holes at the Seminole Intercollegiate in a tie for 11th after a one-over par combined score. Second round action continues from the par 72, 7,172-yard, Southwood Golf Course in Tallahassee, Fla., with a 9:20 tee time.

After firing a three-under par in the first round of last week's General Hackler event, senior Brett McKinnon replicated the 69, placing him in a tie for 6th of the 90 student-athlete leaderboard. As a team, the Dolphins fired 13 birdies, McKinnon held onto six of them.

The tournament leader is at nine-under par, 63 as Gudmundur Kristjansson of East Tennessee State powered his team to a five-shot lead over Louisville at seven-under. Mercer six-under par, tournament-host Florida State and James Madison round out the top-five scoring at four-under par.

Raul Pereda began the front-nine at three-under par, carding birdies on both par fives. The freshman is one-under par and in a tie for 20th, his lowest round of the spring. Franck Medale returned to form in the first, carding even-par placing the junior in a tie for 35th.  

Teams competing include No. 2 FSU, No. 7 Georgia Tech, No. 8 South Carolina and No. 9 USF along with seven of the top-40 including No. 23 Virginia, No. 38 Florida, No. 40 Troy, Cincinnati, East Tennessee State, James Madison, Illinois State, George Washington, Penn State, Louisville, Mercer and Western Kentucky. 

Senior Nick Torrance had two birdies, but seven bogeys raised his scorecard to a five-over. Colin Monagle went two-over par on the back-nine of his opening round for a six-over tournament score. 

Live scoring of all three-days can be followed at Golfstat.com

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