ST. AUGUSTINE – The No. 16-ranked (Division II GCAA poll) Flagler College men’s golf team leads a 14-team field with a 1-under par 575 after the first 36 holes of the sixth annual Jay Jennison Memorial on Monday (Sept. 22) at The Palencia Club (par 72; 7,073 yards). The final round will be played tomorrow with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.
The Saints tied its best two rounds at the Jay Jennison with that 575, which is what they shot last year when Flagler won the tournament for the first time. Limestone College is a distant second at 15-over 591 and is trailed by Wingate University and Young Harris College which both shot a 17-over 593.
Flagler’s own Zach Horne and Benedict Gebhardt of Wingate are tied atop the 74-man field, each carding a 3-under 141. Gebhardt tied for the low round in the first 18 with a 2-under 70 while Horne was the low man in round two, also with a career-best 2-under 70. David Wallin of Young Harris is one stroke back with a 2-under 142. There is a six-way tie for fourth place at even par (144), including Spencer Schindler of Flagler.
Sebastian Barnoya is tied for 10th place with a 1-over 145. Jordan Ebanks carded a 2-over 146 and is tied for 13th place. Michael Boss rounded out the starting five with a 6-over 150, good for a tie for 24th place.
The Saints had three golfers playing as individuals. Jessel Mohammed shot a 10-over 154 and is tied for 40th place while Victor Lebeck finished with a 12-over 156 and is in a logjam in 50th place. Jack Kegelmeyer is in a tie for 58th place with a 14-over 158.