PINEHURST, N.C. - The James Madison women's golf team could not improve in the afternoon on its first 18 holes and is currently eighth after two rounds of the 2013 Pinehurst Challenge, April 1. Hosted by College of Charleston, the two-day, 54-hole tournament is being played at Pinehurst Resort #6 (Par 72 - 5,983 yards) in Pinehurst, N.C.
JMU posted an 18-over 306 in the morning round, putting the Dukes in a tie for seventh. However, Madison could only manage a 21-over 309 in the afternoon 18 for a 36-hole total of 39-over 615. Richmond is the second-round leader at 18-over 594, three shots ahead of host College of Charleston in second at 21-over 597. Old Dominion is third at 26-over 602, with Rollins and Penn State tied for fourth one shot back at 27-over 603.
Madison is led by sophomore Maria Andrea Legaspi, who posted a 2-over 74 in the first 18 and followed it with a 4-over 76 in the afternoon for a 6-over 150, good for a tie for 10th. Freshman Karishma Thiagaraj is two shots back of Legaspi at 8-over 152, in a tie for 22nd. Junior Ginger Mak is tied for 36th at 10-over 154, while sophomore Shabril Brewer is teid for 62nd at 15-over 159. Sophomore Nikola Wessels rounds out the team scoring at 17-over 161, currently good for 74th.
Richmond's Caroline Lovette and Vanessa Koechli are tied for the 36-hole individual lead at 3-over 147.
JMU will play the final round tomorrow morning on Pinehurst No. 6.