WOMEN’S GOLF IN 14TH AFTER 36 HOLES AT SUNTRUST GATOR WOMEN’S INVITATIONAL
Fla. - The James Madison women's golf team sits in 14th place after playing two
rounds Sunday, March 6 at the 2011 SunTrust Gator Women's Invitational. The
two-day, 54-hole tournament, hosted by the University of Florida, is being
played at the Mark Bostick Golf Course in Gainesville, Fla.
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After a 27-over 307 in the morning round, the Dukes shot a 32-over 312 in their
second 18 holes to finish the day at 59-over 619. JMU currently sits nine shots
behind 13th-place Kent State and 10 shots behind 12th-place Augusta State.
Florida, the tournament's host, holds a commanding lead after shooting an
even-par 280 in their first round and following it up with a 12-over 292. The
Gators' mark of 572 holds a 17-stroke lead over second-place Florida State, who
finished its opening day at 29-over 589.
Georgia State's Charlotte Lorentzen surged into the lead after her 6-under 64
left her with a 2-under 138 going into the final round. Lorentzen holds a
1-stroke lead over second-place Vicky Villanueva of Ohio State and a
three-stroke advantage over third-place Hannah Thompson from Florida State.
Junior Nicole Sakamoto (Honolulu,
Hawaii/Kalani) led the way for the Dukes in both rounds, shooting a 9-over 149
(74-75) to end her day in a tie for 23rd. Freshman Ginger Mak (North Point, Hong Kong/The International School of
Macao) was next for JMU after her 14-over 154 (75-79) left her in a tie for
Senior Mary Chamberlain (Dennis,
Mass./Suffield Academy) was the only player for the Dukes to improve from her
first round to her second, firing a 9-over 79 in her first 18 holes and ending
the day with a 7-over 77 to finish in a tie for 54th. Senior Catrin Gunnarson (Bankeryd,
Sweden/Sanda Gymnasiet) shot a 20-over 160 (79-81) to finish tied for 68th,
while senior Laura Mesa (Manizales,
Columbia/Colegio Granadino) fired a 21-over 161 (79-82) to come in tied for
Tomorrow's final round will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The Dukes
will play with Kent State and UNC Greensboro.