GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville University recorded the lowest single-round score of the 2017 SunTrust Gator Invitational on Sunday to move up two spots on the team leaderboard. The Dolphins finished tied for second overall, defeating six Top 50 teams.
Raul Pereda followed up an incredible first 36 holes with an even more impressive four-under-par 66 on the final 18. The junior from Cordoba, Mexico, moved up from a tie for eighth place to third individually with a total of 208. He had four birdies and 18 holes of par or better in just the final round. Ryan Jahn continued his successful spring campaign with six birdies and 15 holes of par or better in the final round to card three-under-par 67, moving up into a tie for fourth overall with a three-day total of 210.
David Wicks also finished in the Top 10 individually; he scored one-under-par 69 in the finale to total 212 and move up into a tie for eighth. Elliott Fullalove scored a 74 in the last 18 to tie for 63rd at 223, and Sam Uhland tied for 78th with a final round of 77 and a total of 233.
Arkansas won the tournament with a three-round total of 846, and Missouri and Jacksonville tied for second with 852 apiece. Host team and second-ranked Florida came in fourth with an 853, and Florida State came in fifth with 860. Arkansas's Charles Kim won the individual title with a three-round score of 204. He had 28 holes of par or better and 16 birdies.
The Dolphins return to action rather quickly with the John Hayt Invitational at Sawgrass Country Club this upcoming Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The event is hosted by the University of North Florida.