JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Thanks to under-par performances by David Wicks, Sam Uhland, and Raul Pereda, Jacksonville University moved up six spots from eighth to second on Saturday in the second round of the John Hayt Invitational. The Dolphins trail first place team and tournament host University of North Florida by just three strokes heading into the final round on Sunday.
Wicks is tied for first individually with back-to-back rounds of 70. He totals 140 through two with 31 holes of par or better, including eight birdies and an eagle. The senior from Bexhill, England, is two-under on Par 3s, one-over on Par 4s, and three-under on Par 5s. Uhland followed up a 72 in the first round with a 71 in the second, and is tied for seventh with 143. The sophomore from Jacksonville, Fla., has 30 holes of par or better. Pereda (79+70) and Ryan Jahn (75+74) are tied for 38th individually with 149 apiece, and Elliott Fullalove sits in 61st after two with a total of 154 (78+76). In addition Zachary Alligood is competing as an individual and is tied for 76th with a total of 160.
North Florida sits atop the team leaderboard with 577 through two (291+286). JU was in eighth after the first round with 295, but the lowest team total of the second day (285) moved JU all the way up to second at 580. UCF, Tennessee, and Liberty are tied for third with 584.
The final day begins at 9:00 a.m. on the 1st tee with Fullalove, then Jahn, Pereda, Uhland, and Wicks will follow in nine-minute increments. Alligood will tee off on the 10th at 9:18 a.m.
Sunny skies are expected all day above the Sawgrass Country Club, but it'll be a bit chilly with a high of just 62 degrees.