JACKSONVILLE – Following Raul Pereda's example on Sunday, David Wicks had the lowest score Monday in the second round of the GolfWeek Program Challenge, hosted at the True Blue Golf Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The senior from Bexhill, England, used a six-under-par 66 to help the Jacksonville University men's golf team take over first place.
Wicks hit birdies on three, four, five, nine, 10, and 18, and finished par on the rest of the course. He is now third in the individual standings with a total of nine-under-par 135. Just behind is Pereda, who followed up his career-best 65 in the first round with a one-over-par 73, totaling six-under-par 138. The junior from Cordoba, Mexico, bogeyed on the third, 10th, and 16th holes, but rebounded with birdies on the fourth and ninth. Elliott Fullalove continued his impressive NCAA debut with an even-par 72 in the second round, tying for 22nd with a total of two-under-par 142. Ryan Jahn is one-under-par 143 and tied for 28th, and Sam Uhland is at even-par 144 and tied for 32nd.
JU sits atop the leaderboard with a total of 557, holding a tenuous one stroke lead over James Madison. Campbell dropped from first to third, but is still just two strokes back at 559. Jacksonville State is fourth at 560, and Mercer is fifth at 563.
Uhland will tee off first for the Dolphins at 9:00 a.m., followed by Jahn at 9:09 a.m., Fullalove at 9:18 a.m., Pereda at 9:27 a.m., and Wicks at 9:36 a.m.
The weather forecast for Tuesday's third round calls for partly sunny skies and temperatures around 77 degrees in the morning warming up to 85 degrees and partly cloudy skies after noon.