KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C., Oct. 28, 2012 -- Battling very wet conditions due to Hurricane Sandy, the James Madison women's golf team is tied for 10th late in the second round of the 2012 Palmetto Intercollegiate. The two-day, 54-hole tournament is being played at Oak Point Golf Club (Par 72 - 5,906 yards).
JMU shot a 13-over 301 in the morning round, the sixth-best score of the opening 18, and is currently 18-over in the second round, with all but one golfer completing their rounds due to darkness. The Dukes are tied with host College of Charleston, with No. 35 Campbell holding the lead at 1-over 577, one of just three teams to finish the second round of the 17-team event. East Tennessee State is second at 14-over, with Maryland and Michigan tied for third at 15-over. Coastal Carolina rounds out the top five teams at 17-over.
Junior Ginger Mak (North Point, Hong Kong/The International School of Macao) leads Madison in a tie for 21st, among 94 golfers, at 4-over 148, including an even-par 72 in the opening round. Sophomore Maria Andrea Legaspi (Quezon City, Philippines/St. Paul College-Pasig) is two-shots back at 6-over 150 with a 1-over 73 in the second round.
Sophomore Shabril Brewer (Herndon, Va./Westfield) is tied for 54th at 10-over when her round was suspended, one shot better than freshman Karishma Thiagaraj (Haymarket, Va./Battlefield) at 11-over 155. Sophomore Coty Hudson (Lynchburg, Va./E.C. Glass (Hollins)), playing in her first tournament for JMU, is tied for 94th at 26-over 170.
Teresa Urquizu of Campbell is the individual leader at 3-under 141, one shot ahead of teammate Maria Jose Benavides in second at 2-under 141. Richmond's Tracy Martin is at 1-under through 16 holes of the second round with Elon's Martyna Mierzwa and T. Boonrakasasat of Kansas tied at even-par.
The second round will be restarted at 8:45 a.m. tomorrow with the final 18 holes to follow.