Round 1: Sunday, April 16
8:00-8:28 AM – North Florida, Kennesaw (1st hole) / FGCU, Stetson, USC Upstate (10th hole)
8:35-9:03 AM – Lipscomb, Jacksonville (1st hole)
Round 2: Sunday, April 16
1:20-1:52 PM – North Florida, Kennesaw (10th hole) / FGCU, Stetson, USC Upstate (1st hole)
1:55-2:23 PM – Lipscomb, Jacksonville (10th hole)
Round 3: Monday, April 17 TBA
Location: Legends Golf Club - Braselton, Ga.
The Field: Jacksonville, FGCU, Kennesaw State, Lipscomb, North Florida, Stetson, USC Upstate
Course Info: 7,032-yard, Par-72
BRASELTON, Ga. – After a stellar 2016-17 season that included eight Top-5 finishes and a team championship at the GolfWeek Program Challenge, Jacksonville University's men's golf team will open postseason play Sunday with the first and second rounds of the 39th ASUN Conference Men's Golf Championship. The Dolphins will compete against the six other ASUN teams in three rounds at Legends Golf Club across two days.
The field of seven teams and 35 student-athletes will be competing on the 7,032-yard, Par-72 Legends course of Chateau Elan in Braselton, Ga., for the eighth consecutive year. In accordance with the weather forecast for Tuesday the tournament's schedule has been changed. Instead of playing 18 holes each on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, the first and second round will take place on Sunday and the tournament will conclude with the final 18 holes on Monday, barring any further complications from weather. Teams will be teeing off based on their April 1st GolfStat rankings. Three individuals ranked in the Top 100 will be competing in the event, including Lipscomb's Dawson Armstrong (37), JU's David Wicks (54), and North Florida's Philip Knowles (62).
Last season Jacksonville came in second in the team competition, just seven strokes behind Kennesaw State. Wicks took home the individual title with the lowest 54-hole total (212) in the ASUN Championship since JU's Russell Knox and Duncan Stewart each had 206 in 2006. Sam Uhland carded 218 to tie for sixth, Raul Pereda tied for 15th with 221, and Ryan Jahn had 167 after having to miss the second round. He finished 35th.
JU will be represented this season by ASUN All-Conference First Team member and co-Men's Golfer of the Year Wicks, ASUN All-Conference Second Team and All-Academic team member Jahn, ASUN All-Conference Second Team member Pereda, Uhland, and Elliott Fullalove.
The Dolphins (38) enter the weekend with the second-best GolfStat ranking behind Lipscomb (34), followed by North Florida (40), Kennesaw State (41), FGCU (172), Stetson (214), and USC Upstate (279). Wicks, who is trying to become the first golfer since JU's Stewart to repeat as ASUN individual champion, led the conference in scoring average in the regular season with 70.40 per round. He is joined by Pereda and Jahn in the Top-10 in the ASUN in scoring average.