ORANGE PARK, Fla. - The James Madison women's golf team moved up two places and is in 10th through 36 holes of the 2012 JMU/Eagle Landing Invitational, March 10. The three-day, 54-hole tournament, hosted by the Dukes, is being played at Eagle Landing Golf Club at Oakleaf Plantation (Par 72 / 6,286 yards) in Orange Park, Fla.
Playing in cooler temperatures with overcast skies and gusting wind conditions, Madison shot a 19-over 307 and moved up to 10th at 36-over 612. Opening-round leader South Florida held on to the lead but by the slimmest of margins, as the Bulls are at 8-over 584, one shot ahead of Maryland at 9-over 585 after the Terrapins shot a tournament second-round low 2-over 290. Illinois and East Carolina are tied for third at 20-over 596, while Campbell is in fifth at 22-over 598.
The Dukes are led by sophomore Ginger Mak (North Point, Hong Kong/The International School of Macao) after she shot a second-straight 2-over 74 and is tied for 14th at 4-over 148. Senior Nicole Sakamoto (Honolulu, Hawaii/Kalani) is tied for 46th at 10-over 154, with freshman Maria Andrea Legaspi (Quezon City, Philippines/St. Paul College-Pasig) two shots back at 12-over 156 in a tie for 56th. Freshman Nikola Wessels (Muenster, Germany/Marienschule Muenster) fired her collegiate career-best single round with a 4-over 76 and is tied for 79th at 17-over 161. Senior Valentina Sanmiguel (Bogota, Colombia/Gimasio La Montana) is tied for 91st at 21-over 165. First-round leader Kaylin Yost of Campbell held on to the lead with a 2-over 74 in the second round and is at 3-under 141, one shot ahead of South Florida's Christina Miller and Juliet Vongphaumy of Maryland at 2-under 142.
The final round will begin at 8 a.m. with teams going off both No. 1 and No. 10 in tee-time waves. The Dukes will go off No. 10 starting at 8 a.m., playing with Samford and Western Carolina.