SUGAR GROVE, Ill. – Jacksonville University closed out an incredible season Sunday in the third round of the NCAA Men's Golf National Championship. The Dolphin golf team defeated three teams with a higher ranking in GolfStat, had a golfer recognized with the highest academic honor given at the championship, had another golfer named to the PING All-Southeast Region team, and garnered national attention in its first appearance in the title tournament.
ASUN Golfer of the Year and PING All-Southeast Region team member David Wicks had the highest individual finish by a Dolphin in the national tournament, tying for 59th overall with a three-round total of 218. The senior from Bexhill, England, had 43 holes of par or better, including 11 birdies, across three days of play. All-ASUN Second Team and All-Academic Team member Ryan Jahn concluded his senior campaign with a card of 221, tying for 76th overall. The senior from Jupiter, Fla., had 42 holes of par or better, including eight birdies. Elliott Fullalove totaled 225 through three days to tie for 107th, Elite 90 winner Sam Uhland scored 230 to tie for 132nd, and All-ASUN Second Team member Raul Pereda tied for 138th with 232.
The Dolphins concluded the tournament with a three-day total of 892, tying with New Mexico for 26th place. Only 30 of 294 NCAA Divsion I Men's Golf teams made the national title tournament.
The Top 15 finishers at the NCAA National Championship will play a final round of stroke play starting on Monday morning which will determine the individual national champion. The top eight programs from those 15 competing teams will move on to the semi-final match play round Tuesday morning, followed by the a four-team quarterfinal Tuesday afternoon and a two-team championship round Wednesday morning. All three remaining days of the title tournament will be televised on the Golf Channel.