Dolphins’ Pereda Finishes Top-Ten at Seminole Intercollegiate

Freshman Raul Pereda finished in 8th among the 90 student-athlete leaderboard (Skip Tapp--Widespread Photography)
Freshman Raul Pereda finished in 8th among the 90 student-athlete leaderboard (Skip Tapp--Widespread Photography)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – On the final day of the event, the Jacksonville University men's golf team concluded the Seminole Intercollegiate in 11th place among the 17-team tournament as Raul Pereda charged up the leaderboard to an eighth-place finish. Florida State won the event played at the par 72, 7,172-yard Southwood Golf Course.

Led by Pereda's five-birdie final round for a two-under par, the Dolphins finished ahead of six teams, including No. 40 Troy. The freshman would solidify an eighth-place finish, defeating eight players ranked in the top-100 in the nation, as well as two in the top-25 after his six-under par combined score, his best finish as a Dolphin.

Brett McKinnon would notch another top-20 finish, his fourth of the season. The senior finished three-under par for the tournament after four birdies on the afternoon, but a double-bogey on the final-hole prevented the outing from being even better as he sat in a tie for 18th among the 90 student-athlete leaderboard.

Junior Franck Medale would fire back-to-back even-par rounds and followed up with a three-over par in the conclusion for a 44th-place finish. Senior Colin Monagle improved in the final, moving up three spots after back-to-back three-over par rounds. 

Tournament-host FSU rallied six-spots on the final day with a combined 17-under par score claiming the team title, but East Tennessee State's Gudmundur Kristjansson led all three-day's matching the 17-under par for the Seminole Intercollegiate individual title. 

Senior Nick Torrance improved his second-round score, shaving five strokes for a six-over par 78 in the final. He carded two rounds in the 70s for the tournament.

The Dolphins return to action for one last time before the Atlantic Sun Championship, as they travel to Greenville, S.C. for the Furman Intercollegiate. Action from Furman University commences March 27 for a three-day event.

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