GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The James Madison women's golf team put together two good rounds and is in fourth through 36 holes of the 2012 UNCG Starmount Forest Tournament, Oct. 1. The two-day, 54-hole tournament, hosted by UNCG, is being played at Starmount Country Club (Par 71 - 6,265 yards) in Greensboro, N.C.
The Dukes opened the tournament with a 16-over 300, putting them in fifth after the morning round. JMU then rallied for the third-best afternoon round with an 8-over 292 to move them up into fourth at 24-over 592, as all five team members shot 76 or better in the second 18. East Tennessee State is the 36-hole leader at 2-over 570, eight shots ahead of Maryland in second at 10-over 578. East Carolina is in third at 21-over 589, followed by JMU and Campbell in fifth at 30-over 598.
Sophomores Maria Andrea Legaspi (Quezon City, Philippines/St. Paul College-Pasig) and Shabril Brewer (Herndon, Va./Westfield) lead the JMU efforts, with the pair tied for sixth at 3-over 145. Each shot a 3-over 74 and even-par 71 on the day, with Legaspi going 74-71 and Brewer going 71-74 during the two rounds. Junior Ginger Mak (North Point, Hong Kong/The International School of Macao) is next in a tie for 16th at 6-over 148, with freshman Karishma Thiagaraj (Haymarket, Va./Battlefield) tied for 41st at 12-over 154. Sophomore Nikola Wessels (Muenster, Germany/Marienschule Muenster) is tied for 60th at 17-over 159. Playing as an individual, freshman Kelsey Solan (Lumberton, N.J./Rancocas Valley) is tied for 46th at 13-over 155.
F. Gustafsson Spang from East Carolina shot a 6-under 136 through the first two rounds to take a four-shot lead into the final round over Maryland's Juliet Vongphoumy at 2-under 140. ETSU's Sian Evans in third at 1-under 141, as those are the only three golfers under par through 36 holes.
All 16 teams and individuals will go off in a shotgun start at 9 a.m. tomorrow, with Madison playing with Campbell and Richmond, with the three teams starting on holes 4-6.