PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. – James Madison women’s golf team rallied in the second round and moved up four spots to second through 36 holes of the Golfweek Program Challenge, Sept. 9. The three-day, 54-hole tournament is being played at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club in Pawleys Island, S.C.
JMU cut 10 shots of its opening round score and shot a 4-over 288, tied with leader Campbell for the best round of the tournament, and moved into second with a two-round score of 18-over 586. Campbell holds on to an eight-stroke lead at 10-over 578, with Jacksonville State in third at 20-over 588. Old Dominion is fourth at 25-over 593, with Stetson in fifth at 29-over 597.
Senior Ginger Mak (North Point, Hong Kong/The International School of Macao) is the 36-hole individual leader after a 3-under 68 in the second round and a two-round score of 2-under 140. Mak had six birdies, one bogey and one double bogey on the day for her score. She holds a three-shot lead heading into the final round of Campbell’s Alexandra Prazak and four shots of Lisbeth Brooks of Campbell and Maya Parsons of Jacksonville State.
The day was highlighted by junior Shabril Brewer (Herndon, Va./Westfield) with her first-ever hole-in-one, acing the ninth and finishing the day at 2-over 73 and a 36-hole score of 4-over 146, tied for eighth with fellow junior Nikola Wessels (Muenster, Germany/Marienschule Muenster). Freshman Nicola Haynes (Newcastle-Upon-Tyle, England) had a two-shot improvement from her first round and recorded a 5-over 76 and is tied for 34th at 12-over 154. Sophomore Karishma Thiagaraj (Haymarket, Va./Battlefield) rounded out the Madison scoring at 6-over 77 and is tied for 38th at 13-over 155.
JMU will go after the tournament title, starting at 8:15 off the No. 1 tee, playing with Campbell and Jacksonville State.