VERO BEACH, Fla. – 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.
All five Dolphins finished within two strokes of each other and under par for the tournament, with three tying with the same score. Sam Uhland led the way with a three-round total of 213 (71+73+69), finishing tied for 33rd with 47 holes of par or better, including seven birdies and two eagles, both on Par 5 holes. Uhland's two eagles tied for the most eagles by an individual in the tournament with Michigan State's Kaleb Johnson.
Raul Pereda, Eduardo Carrete, and Elliott Fullalove tied for 37th with cards of 214. Pereda had 47 holes of par or better, including nine birdies. Carrete also had 47 holes of par or better and nine birdies, and Fullalove had 45 holes of par or better, including 13 birdies.
Michael Sakane tied for 42nd with a three-round total of 215. The freshman had 48 holes of par or better, including eight birdies. Sakane played especially well in the final round, carding a three-under-par 69 with only one bogey.
The Quail Valley Intercollegiate title went to South Florida. The Bulls totaled 44-under-par 820 across three rounds. Michigan State took home the silver with 25-under-par 839, and Louisville rounded out the Top 3 with 24-under-par 840. Notre Dame and Maryland tied for fourth at 842, and Jacksonville finished 11th at 848, just nine strokes behind second place Michigan State.
Quail Valley concluded the 2017 fall season for JU men's golf. A few changes will be made to the official schedule, but the much-anticipated 2018 Sea Best Invitational, hosted by Jacksonville at the legendary TPC Sawgrass, will open in 104 days.