JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Entering its final tournament before the conference championship, the Jacksonville University men's golf team is back in action for the Furman Intercollegiate on Friday, March 26 through Sunday, March 28. Action from the par-72, 6,994 Furman University Golf Course is underway for the Dolphins at noon.
The JU lineup is coming off its lowest score of the spring season, a combined five-over par in the Seminole Intercollegiate last time out. Freshman Raul Pereda looks to carry the momentum of an eighth-place finish at the event into Furman. Brett McKinnon, coming off an 18th place finish, aims to keep firing low scores as three of his last six have been under par performances.
Those competing with Jacksonville in the 54-hole event include (Golfstat Rankings): Akron, Chattanooga, Davidson, Francis Marion, Furman, Gardner-Webb, Georgia State, Marshall, Presbyterian, Samford, Temple, Troy (45), USC Aiken, USC Upstate, Virginia Tech (34), Western Carolina and Wofford.
Franck Medale is coming off even-par scores in the first two rounds last time out en route to his best scores of the spring season. Senior Colin Monagle carded two three-over par rounds the last 36-holes played, while fellow senior Nick Torrance had a five-over par in the first round to round out head coach Mike Blackburn's lineup for the event.
The event marks the 46th annual tournament for Furman University, with the Dolphins competing in it for the fifth time since 1994. Last year, the lineup would finish tied for 17th with McKinnon, Monagle and Torrance recording one-under par round each. The best finish for team was in 2007 where they finished tied for third. Duncan Stewart was title runner-up while Russell Knox finished in 19th.
Live scoring of all three-days can be followed at Golfstat.com
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