ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (September 24, 2018) – Rollins found itself in the middle of the pack after the first round of the Jay Jennison Cup on Monday before vaulting up the leaderboard with a low second round and sitting tied for third to close the first day of competition.
The 14th-ranked Tars shot a seven-over 295 first round and were sitting eighth in the 15-team field. The second round proved to be a different story as Rollins hung a one-under 287 and jumped five spots into a tie with Barton and Keiser for third at six-over.
Third-ranked Barry is running away with the event, scorching the course with scores of 282-272 to sit 22-under, well clear of second place Young Harris at even par.
Rollins has four players in the top-25, led by newcomer Trystan Perkins. The UT-Tyler transfer shot a two-under 70 to open play in a tie for fifth place. He then came back with a 73 in round two and is tied for seventh with a one-under 143.
Freshman Nicholas Bessire is tied for 15th at one-over for the tournament. He shot a 76 for his first collegiate round before firing a three-under 69 in the afternoon and rocketing 30 spots on the leaderboard.
Louis-Francois Charpentier is playing as an individual and joins Bessire in a tie for 15th at one-over. The junior turned in scores of 75-70 on Monday.
Morgan Egloff is a shot back of Bessire and Charpentier, tied for 22nd. The junior turned in rounds of 75-71 on the day. Will Hall and Nicholas Diebel are tied for 60th with 10-over scores of 154. Hall went 80-74 on the day while Diebel shot 74-80.
Jorge Garcia of Barry leads the field at eight-under after back-to-back rounds of 68.
Rollins will play with Keiser and host Flagler for the final round, set for Tuesday, September 25 at Slammer and Squire Golf Club in St. Augustine. The first groups are set to go off at 8:45 a.m. Results will be posted on RollinsSports.com when available.