Tied for 15th after 18 holes, the men’s golf team of Jacksonville University played 20-under-par through the final 36 holes of the 2017 Quail Valley Intercollegiate, which helped the Dolphins move up four spots in a highly-competitive field into 11th. JU tied its previous 54-hole best at the tourney of 848, set in 2016-17.
Tied for 15th after 18 holes in the 2017 Quail Valley Intercollegiate, the men’s golf team used the second-lowest score of the day to move up five spots in the second round of play on Monday. The Dolphins are now tied for 10th heading into the final round, trailing third place Maryland by just seven strokes.
Finishing five spots higher on the team leaderboard than it did last season, Jacksonville University’s men’s golf team wrapped the final 18 holes of the 2017 Tar Heel Intercollegiate by taking home second place. The Dolphins had the fifth-best 54-hole performance in program history, totaling 838 after three rounds to finish 26 under par.
Tied for second after the first round thanks to a resilient 18-hole performance from Eduardo Carrete, Jacksonville University solidified its hold on second place and made up some ground on first place team and host North Carolina in the second round thanks to the veteran performances of Raul Pereda and Elliott Fullalove.
Trailing Gardner-Webb by two strokes after the first round, Jacksonville University’s men’s golf team came storming back in the second round of the Bridgestone Invitational on Tuesday, winning the event by five strokes. The Dolphins add the 2017 team title to their 2016 individual title and their 2015 individual and team titles.
After withdrawing from what was supposed to be the first event of the 2017-18 season due to Hurricane Irma, Jacksonville University’s men’s golf team will finally get to begin its pursuit of another NCAA Championship appearance Tuesday at the 2017 Bridgestone Invitational, hosted by USC Upstate at Chateau Elan.
In the interest of safety, and to allow for sufficient storm preparation for the potential effects of Hurricane Irma, Jacksonville University is canceling all activities Friday, September 8, with plans to resume normal operation on Wednesday, September 13.