TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Three members of the Jacksonville University men's golf team shot under par in the first round of the 2018 Seminole intercollegiate, Friday, allowing the team to finish day one in second place.
Freshman Michael Sakane (five-under 139) carded a career-best four-under-par 68 after the first 18 holes at the Golden Eagle Country Club in Tallahassee, Fla, holing four birdies and nothing over par. The Japan native leads the Dolphins' five-man team after the first two rounds of play, sitting tied for fourth individually.
Jacksonville led the pack after the first flight of the 41st annual tournament held by Florida State, shooting 10-under-par 278 to finish four strokes ahead of James Madison. After carding one-under-par 287 in their second time around, the Dolphins trail the No. 20 ranked Seminoles by eight strokes heading into the file round. JU finished the day 11-under 565 for its second-lowest total after the first two rounds of a tournament this year.
After shooting 287 in the first round, FSU bounced back to finish 19 strokes after par in day one, carding an 18-under 270 in round two, the lowest team round of the day by eight strokes. The 'Noles saw four of the five members of their competing squad go under par in the second round, including sophomore Jamie Li, who shot six-under 66 with five birdies and an eagle. The No. 77 ranked golfer in the country leads all individual players after day one, holding seven-under 137 in the event.
Senior Raul Pereda, who was tabbed as the No. 88 collegiate golfer in the latest GolfStat poll, began the day with a four-under 69, wrapping up round two by carding one-over 73 to total two-under 142, good for a tie with six other golfers for 14th place overall.
Fellow-senior Elliott Fullalove and Freshman Aaeri Krishnan are among those knotted with Pereda, with each carding two-under 142 in the first two flights. Krishnan shot under 70 for just the second time in his Dolphin career in round one, dealing three-under 69. Sophomore Eduardo Carrete rounded out the JU competitors by finishing the day three-over 147.
Jacksonville will wrap up play in the 2018 Seminole Intercollegiate tomorrow morning beginning the final 18 holes of the tournament at 9:50 a.m. tomorrow with a double-tee start from hole one.
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