Round 1: Saturday, February 23rd (8:00 a.m. shotgun start)
Round 2: Saturday, February 23rd (after Round 1)
Round 3: Sunday, February 24th (8:00 a.m. double tee)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Jacksonville University men's golf team will be in spring tournament action for the third straight weekend over the next two days, traveling west for the Seminole Intercollegiate. The Dolphins will take the course at the Golden Eagle Country Club in Tallahassee, Fla. Saturday and Sunday, facing off in a 54-hole tournament hosted by Florida State.
"Florida State always hosts a nice event that we enjoy attending," Head Coach Mike Blackburn said. "It's at a new course this year, and from what I've heard, it's very good. We're looking forward to seeing how the team can perform."
The 42nd edition of the Seminole Intercollegiate will be held at the Golden Eagle Country Club for the first time since 2009. Located in the gated community of Golden Eagle Plantation in Tallahassee, Florida Golden Eagle Country Club is self-described as "a beacon for the community and its membership." The Par 72, 6,965 yard course has consistently been regarded as one of the top courses in North Florida, and will play host to an NCAA Men's Golf Regional in 2021.
The Tournament will begin Saturday at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start, with the second round immediately following the conclusion of the first. The final round will start Sunday at 8 a.m., and the award ceremony will take place Sunday afternoon following its conclusion. Live stats are available for all three rounds of tournament play on GolfStat.
Jacksonville enters the weekend ranked 62nd in the country, moving up 18 spots in the most recent rankings poll, released on Feb. 20.
The Dolphins placed 10th out of 16 teams at the SunTrust Gator Invitational in Gainesville last weekend, shooting 11-over-par 850 (275+284+291). The team's mark in the first round of play was tied for their lowest team round of the year, with Raul Pereda (-4, 66), Elliott Fullalove (-2, 68), and Sam Uhland (-1, 69), all carding under par in the flight. Sophomore Eduardo Carrete shot five-under-par 65 in the second round of the event, his lowest single-round score of the season thus far.
JU will compete in a 14-team field which features one top-25 opponent and five golfers ranked in the GolfStat top 100. The Field includes a pair of opponents (Winthrop & Troy) that the Dolphins have faced off against in the spring season already.
Jacksonville finished last year's Seminole Intercollegiate in seventh place out of 14 teams, shooting 13-under 851. Then-senior David Wicks tied for fifth overall on the weekend, carding 9-under 207.
The Field (by order of final GolfStat rankings for Spring 2018):
#20 Florida State
#69 Arkansas State
#93 Illinois State
#94 West Virginia
#107 Kansas State
#117 James Madison
#122 Southern Illinois
#123 Western Kentucky
#233 Western Carolina
#238 Nicholls State