GREENVILLE, S.C. – Paced by senior Colin Monagle's even-par round, the Jacksonville University men's golf team is in fourth of the 18-team leaderboard as the second round concluded Saturday in the Furman Intercollegiate. Third and final round action from the par-72, 6,994 Furman University Golf Course is Sunday with a 10:30 shotgun start.
The Dolphins fell two spots from the first round finish of second place, but are a combined 10-shots back of tournament-leader Georgia State. Monagle's even-par round bolstered him up the leaderboard into a tie for 20th.
After leading the tournament after day one, senior Nick Torrance battled to finish the last five holes at even-par for a four-over round. The senior is in a tie for seventh with a one-under tournament score.
To keep JU within striking distance of the tournament leader, senior Brett McKinnon and freshman Raul Pereda carded rounds of one-over par, improving from the first round with a combined seven-birdies. McKinnon shaved six-strokes off his first round, going three-under par on his back-nine, while Pereda shook two stroke off and is in 45th.
The individual leader is J.T. Poston from Western Carolina at eight-under par, while J.J. Grey of Georgia State and Brandon Matthews of Temple flashed six-under pars for second and third, respectively.
Franck Medale started off the round with two birdies, but fell into a bogey pattern midway through the round and couldn't recover. The junior is a 10-over par and in 73rd.
Live scoring of all three-days can be followed at Golfstat.com
Jacksonville concludes its regular season slate tomorrow with the Atlantic Sun championship on tap next, April 19-21.
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