Jacksonville takes lead into Rd. 3 of Seminole Intercollegiate
Tom Thurloway (JU Athletics photo)
Jacksonville University is in as good a position as possible after a 36-hole day at the Seminole Intercollegiate. The Dolphins have a five-shot lead on the field Golden Eagle Country Club in Tallahassee, Fla.
The team’s lead was built on the strength of an opening 9-under 279. Jacksonville grew its lead from two shots to five shots in the afternoon round with a 3-under 285. At 12 under, they are five ahead of West Virginia and Louisville in a tie for second.
Results have been up and down for the Dolphins so far this season. A week ago, the team was 13th of 15 at the Sun Trust Gator Invitational and the start before that, 12th at the Sea Best Invitational. But Jacksonville also logged three top-5 finishes, including a runner-up at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate, in the fall.
Thomas Thurloway, winner of this summer's English Amateur, led the Jacksonville charge with rounds of 70-68. His 6-under total is good enough for a share of second place. Michael Sakane had back-to-back rounds of 71 and is tied for 10th along with teammate Aaeri Kirshnan.
Cincinnati’s Austin Squires, a quarterfinalist at the U.S. Amateur, leads by three shots at 9 under. He had rounds of 66-69.
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54 hole men's college tournament hosted by
Florida State University. Team (best four scores out
five players) and individual competitions.
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