GREENVILLE, S.C. - The James Madison women's golf team posted the second-best score in the second round and moved up four spots to a tie for seventh through 36 holes of the 2011 Lady Paladin Invitational, Oct. 29. The three-day, 54-hole tournament is being played at the Furman University Golf Course (Par 72 - 6,160 yards) in Greenville, S.C.
Battling another day of challenging temperatures and wind, Madison put together a solid round, improving 13 shots on the second day and turning in a 27-over 315, to move up to a tie for seventh with Augusta State at 67-over 643. East Tennessee State maintained its lead from the first round with a total of 48-over 624, two shots ahead of Georgia State, who shot the top round at 24-over 312 and is now at 50-over 626. South Florida is third at 55-over 631, with Nova Southeastern in fourth at 60-over 363. Longwood and Samford are tied for fifth at 64-over 640.
JMU was led by senior Nicole Sakamoto, who fired a 3-over 75 and moved up to a tie for second at 9-over 153, tied with Georgia State's Charlotte Guilleux and two shots behind Charlotte Lorentzen in the lead at 7-over 151. Sophomore Ginger Mak shot a 10-over 82 and is next for the Dukes at 18-over 162 in a tie for 31st. Freshman Shabril Brewer is one shot back of Mak at 18-over 162 after a second round 7-over 79 and is tied for 35th at 19-over 163. Freshman Maria Andrea Legaspi is next in 53rd at 23-over 167 after a 7-over 79 in the second round. Freshman Nikola Wessels is tied for 69th at 29-over 173. Freshman Katrina Aducci, playing individually, is 81st at 54-over 198.
The Dukes will be playing with Augusta State and host Furman in the final round, with the shotgun start set for 9 a.m.