SUGAR GROVE, Ill. - Jacksonville University finished the second round of its first appearance in the NCAA Men's Golf National Championship Saturday at Rich Harvest Farms. The Dolphins need to make up 10 strokes in the third round Sunday to make the cut for Monday's 15-team stroke play final. Dolphin fans will remember that JU trailed by as much as 10 strokes in the finale of the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional and willed its way into the championship.
David Wicks is also still in contention for the individual title with a scorecard of two-under-par 142 through two rounds. The senior from Bexhill, England, is tied for 28th and must finish among the nine individuals not on the Top 15 teams to make the cut for the final round. Wicks has 30 holes of par or better through two rounds including nine birdies.
Continuing the theme of JU's regional run, Wicks again worked through some adversity. The senior had to go to the emergency room before the second round began due to severe discomfort from a wisdom tooth.
Ryan Jahn trails Wicks by five strokes after two rounds with a card of 147. The senior from Jupiter, Fla., has 28 holes of par or better, including six birdies. He's got the second lowest stroke average on Par 3s at 2.88.
Elliott Fullalove is third on the team with a score of 150 through two rounds. He's got the third-most par finishes of all competitors and is 108th individually.
The Dolphins are tied with Duke for 23rd on the team leaderboard with a two-round total of 590. JU leads all ASUN schools competing in the NCAA Championship.