BRASELTON, Ga. – David Wicks and the rest of the men's golf team of Jacksonville University had an incredible round in the final day of the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship, securing a second place team finish and an individual win for Wicks.
"It was good to see everybody fight all day and stay positive," said Head Coach Mike Blackburn. "David is the first golfer since Duncan Stewart in 2006 to win the A-Sun individual championship, and this is the first time since that 2006 team that the Dolphins have finished in the Top 3. It's great that David now gets to compete in the NCAA Regionals with the automatic bid he earned this week."
Wicks finished four-under-par 212 (70+72+70), edging out Florida Gulf Coast's Austin Schultz by one stroke for the individual championship. The junior from Bexhill, England, had the lowest 54-hole total in the A-Sun championship since Knox and Duncan Stewart each had 206 in 2006. Sam Uhland had one of his best rounds of the season, finishing with a total of 218 (73+72+73). The freshman from Jacksonville, Fla., tied for sixth. Franck Medale ended his JU career with 220 (77+68+75) to tie for 12th, Raul Pereda tied for 15th with 221 (74+76+71), and Ryan Jahn carded 167 (87+0+80) after missing the second round to finish 35th.
Kennesaw State won the team title with a total of 864 (283+291+290), and Jacksonville came in second at 871 (294+288+289). Lipscomb jumped up to third by carding a 287 in the final round, finishing with a total of 875, and North Florida dropped two spots to fourth with a total of 880 (290+286+304). Florida Gulf Coast (882), USC Upstate (894), and Stetson (931) went fifth, sixth, and seventh.
The Dolphins had 160 holes of par or better, and hit 36 birdies and one eagle. Wicks leads the team with 40 holes of par or better and nine birdies.
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