Dolphins' Pereda Secures Top-10 Finish @ASun_Golf Championship

Dolphins' Pereda Secures Top-10 Finish @ASun_Golf Championship

BRASELTON, Ga. – As the 2014-15 season comes to an end, the Jacksonville University men's golf team finished the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship in sixth place after weather forced the tournament into a 36-hole plus marathon on Tuesday.

The Dolphins were led by freshman Raul Pereda and senior Brett McKinnon as the team combined for a 903 in the long day that was the conclusion. Pereda fired the best individual round at 3-under par in the second round played Tuesday morning, while McKinnon was at two-under when the second round of the day, third and final of the tournament began. 

After the second round concluded at about 1 p.m. Pereda was even for the tournament and trailing the leader Dawson Armstrong of Lipscomb by three shots, while McKinnon climbed the leaderboard with his second round score, a jump from 23rd to 12th. 

Austin Padova of North Florida took home medalist honors with back-to-back four under par rounds, after draining a five-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole. North Florida also takes home the team title.

Senior Connor Salanger scored his best score of the spring season in the second round with a two-over par and finished the tournament in 24th carding three scores in the 70s. Seniors Nick Torrance and Colin Monagle finished in a tie for 31st and 37th, respectively with Torrance firing back-to-back rounds of 76 and 82 in the final. Monagle's best came in the second round with a four-over par 76 in round two.  

Jacksonville finished ahead of Stetson and Northern Kentucky while the winning score of the Ospreys was an 849, seven-strokes better than top-25 ranked school in Kennesaw State.  

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