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Men’s Golf Makes it Three in a Row

Patrick Wilkins, Managing Editor

October 26, 2015

The Jacksonville University’s men’s golf team won their third consecutive tournament when they won the Donald Ross Intercollegiate tournament hosted by Appalachian State University. The Dolphins’ performance at Mimosa Hills Golf Club continued their dominance this season and proved that this team is one of the best in the country. Using strong second and third round...

Nation’s Top Golfer

Patrick Wilkins, Sports Editor

October 29, 2014

Battling the flu is hard. Battling the flu and leading your team to victory while setting school records for individual low rounds is something only the nation’s top golfer can attest to. Junior Franck Medale, who led the Dolphins to victory at the Donald Ross Intercollegiate Invitational and set school records while doing so, was also battling the flu. “After signing...

Men’s Golf Wins

Patrick Wilkins, Sports Editor

October 29, 2014

Jacksonville University’s men’s golf team came home from Morganton, N.C. with the first victory the program has had since 2010. The Dolphins claimed a 14 shot victory in the 10-team event that was held at Mimosa Hills Country Club. The men posted rounds of 278, 2 under par, and 276, 4 under par. The event was only the second of the season thus far and the men have finished...

JU Athletics Weekly Wrap-Up


September 11, 2013

Womens’ Golf vs UNF On Sept. 3, the Jacksonville University women’s golf team played 18 holes against in-town rival the University of North Florida at the Tournament Player's Championship Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. JU marked up a 3-3 tie against North Florida in the couples tournament and stroked up a 6-5 lead later in the singles. Teeing off in the mo...

The Golf Gods Answer Australia's Prayers


April 16, 2013

Adam Scott endured Augusta National Golf Club’s intense labyrinth of challenges and beauty, a prowling tiger and a wet Sunday trek through some of the most difficult holes in golf. It was a week in which world No. 1 Tiger Woods was supposed to get back up on his high horse and claim his first major championship since the 2008 US Open. Since 2005, Woods has only finished outside...

Tiger Gone Wild


April 3, 2013

It’s not unfamiliar for athletes to decline and seem to fall off the face of the earth later in their careers. They get older, their play declines and they become expendable. Then there are others who make a bonehead decision and are pushed away and looked at as a shell of their former self. I can’t think of anything more painful as an avid sports enthusiast than seei...

Men's Golf Finishes Fourteenth in Gainesville


February 12, 2013

The JU Men’s Golf Team traveled to Gainesville, Fla., this past weekend to take part in the Sun Trust Invitational where the Dolphins finished 14th. The Dolphins were led by senior Jamey Salmon and sophomore Brett McKinnon who both tied for 37th place. Sophomore Nick Torrance and Colin Monagle also tied for 58th place with a score of 222. Senior Christian Vickers finished...

The Last Real Gambler


January 29, 2013

He was at a bar with Clint Eastwood. After playing six holes, Eastwood was surprised that Gary Holmes, Jacksonville University alumni, didn’t play professional golf. “I make more money gambling,” Holmes said. After graduating from Jacksonville University in 1960 with a business administration degree, four years on the basketball team and three years on the golf team,...

Bubba Watson Puts on his Green Jacket


April 21, 2012

Along with the ever so familiar green and yellow, patrons, golfers and all past champions alike must familiarize themselves with the newest color that represents the masters; pink. That would be the iconic, unmistakable pink driver of one Bubba Watson, the 2012 Masters Champion. Born Gerry Lester Watson, Jr. on November 5, 1978 Bubba has always represented free spirit. Originally...

Men and Women’s Golf in Action

Kyle Nanton

April 7, 2011

The Men’s golf team showcased their talents this past weekend at the Linger Longer Invitational at Reynolds Plantation. In the first round of match play on Sunday, March 27, JU struggled posting a 21-over par and shooting an overall 309. This was due to a weak finish to the day, and caused them to be tied for 12th by the end of the first round. The Great Waters Course...

Womens Golf Opens Up in JU Classic

Kyle Nanton

February 22, 2011

The Jacksonville University Women’s Golf team opened up their spring campaign Sunday, Feb. 6, at the JU classic. The team took little time to jump on the competition as they tied a tournament record in the first round of play. Senior Kristen Boettcher led the Dolphins carding the third-best round in the tourney’s history shooting an even par 72. By the end of the first round JU sported three golfers in the top five of t...

Men’s Golf Places 11th at SunTrust Gator Invitational

Kyle Nanton

February 16, 2011

The Jacksonville University Men’s Golf team had a busy weekend, as they competed at the SunTrust Gator Invitational on Mark Bostick Golf Course. On the first day of action, Saturday Feb. 12, the dolphins shot a 30-over par, and an overall 310 in the opening round. They quickly cleaned up their act in the second round by shooting 21-over par, and a 301. The fins were led...

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