Dolphins Rise to Top-Ten at Seminole Intercollegiate

Freshman Raul Pereda charged up the leaderboard in round 2 (Skip Tapp--Widespread Photography)
Freshman Raul Pereda charged up the leaderboard in round 2 (Skip Tapp--Widespread Photography)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Paced by three back-to-back even-par or better rounds, the Jacksonville University men's golf team heads into the final round of the Seminole Intercollegiate in a tie for 10th. Action from par 72, 7,172-yard Southwood Golf Course concludes Sunday with the final 18-holes played at 8 a.m.

The Dolphins powered up the leaderboard to 10th after Raul Pereda, Brett McKinnon and Franck Medale all fired even-par or better rounds for consecutive rounds. Pereda charged up the leaderboard 10 spots after a three-under par 69, behind five birdies.

As a team, Jacksonville's even-par combined score for the tournament, marks tied with No. 9 South Florida and better than No. 40 Troy. They trail the team leader, East Tennessee State (ETSU) by a combined 12-strokes. 

McKinnon followed up his six birdie first round with four in the second for a one-under par round sitting him in a tie with Pereda for a combined four-under for the tournament. 

Medale would turn in a second-round scorecard that read even par, after two birdies and two bogeys in each front and back nine. The junior launched eight spots for a tie for 27th on the leaderboard. 

The Seminole Intercollegiate's student-athlete leaderboard is led for back-to-back rounds by Gudmundur Kristhansson of ETSU with a commanding seven-shot lead over No. 11 Will Starke of South Carolina. James Clark of Georgia Tech, No. 22 Jack Maguire of FSU (-6), No. 27 Adrian Mernok of ETSU, and Robert Geibel of Louisville are all tied at six-under par in third.

Seniors Colin Monagle and Nick Torrance finished the day with three-over and 11-over, respectively. 

The Seminole Intercollegiate concludes tomorrow with the final 18-holes being played at 8 a.m. Follow live scoring at Golfstat.com

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