RICHMOND, Va. – James Madison sophomore Karishma Thiagaraj (Haymarket, Va./Battlefield) was awarded the CAA Women’s Golfer of the Week honor after earning her first top-five finish of her career at the UNCG Starmount Forest Classic.
Thiagaraj tied for fifth place at 4-over 217 after back-to-back rounds of 73 on the par 71, 6,265-yard Starmount Forest Country Club. She opened the tournament carding an even-par 71 despite a triple bogey on her final hole, as she also posted an eagle on the par-5 14th, four birdies and three bogeys in the round. Thiagaraj started four over through 10 holes, but came in with a pair of birdies and no bogeys in her final eight holes. The sophomore led the Dukes to a sixth-place team finish.
The Dukes return to the course quickly on Mon.-Tue., Oct. 7-8, playing in the ECU Pirate Invitational at Greenville Country Club in Greenville, N.C.