Game of the Week: Golf opens season at Wolf Run


The UNF golf team will try to improve upon their previous ranking of 11th place from last year’s Wolf Run Intercollegiate as they return to Indiana Sept. 12 through Sept. 13.

“We have only been practicing since the last week in August, but everyone will be coming back in great shape for the Intercollegiate,” Head Coach Scott Schroeder said.

Some of the incoming freshmen will be good assets to the team, such as Kevin Phelan and transfer from Mississippi State sophomore Sean Dale, Schroeder said.

The Ospreys that soared on the front nine were senior J.C. Horne, junior Chris Kennedy and UNF graduate Jeff Dennis.

Horne opened the day with a 4-over-par 75 but ended his second round of golf on a sour note, and was 6-over-par at one point before getting it back to 3-over-par and shooting 74 overall.

The back nine rounds of golf were lead by Dennis and Horne with scores of 73, joining the Ospreys in the third best round of the day.

UNF finished 11th with a score of 911, as Horne had his first top-10 finish of the 2008-2009 season.

“We are excited to play in the Wolf Run this year. It will be played at one of the nicer golf courses, and the temperature will be a lot cooler,” Schroeder said. “Keeping our golf simple and focused will give us the edge we need to do well.”

Dennis’ score of 73 led him to a tie for 37th in the individual standings, two strokes ahead of Joe Byun, who shot 74 on Sunday. Chris Kennedy finished with a 77 for the Ospreys.

Michigan captured the 2008 team title with a score of 880, while one of Indiana’s players, Jorge Campillo won the individual title with a 1-under-par 212.