MELBOURNE, Fla. - The James Madison women's golf team is currently in 12th through 36 holes of the Knights & Pirates Invitational, April 9. The two-day, 54-hole tournament, co-hosted by UCF and East Carolina, is being played at Suntree Country Club's Classic Course (Par 72 - yards) in Melbourne, Fla.
The Dukes shot a 12-over 300 in the morning round of the day and was in a tie for eighth with Georgia State, but struggled in the afternoon to a 20-over 308 for a total of 32-over 608 and fell to 12th of the 15 team field. Texas Tech has led for both rounds, shooting a 1-under 287 in the first round and a 6-over 294 in the afternoon for a 5-over 581 through two rounds. UCF is four shots back at 9-over 585, with Wisconsin in third at 15-over 591. Chattanooga is fourth at 20-over 596, with Michigan one shot behind at 21-over 597 in fifth.
Sophomore Ginger Mak leads the Dukes through two rounds, shooting the low score for JMU in each with a 2-over 74 in the first 18 and 6-over 78 in the second for a two-round total of 8-over 152, good for a tie for 33rd. Freshmen Shabril Brewer and Maria Andrea Legaspi are tied for 43rd two shots back at 10-over 154. Senior Nicole Sakamoto is tied for 52nd at 12-over 156, with freshman Nikola Wessels posting a 24-over 168 in 85th. Playing as an individual, senior Valentina Sanmiguel is tied for 79th at 23-over 167. Texas Tech's Deborah DeVilla is the 36-hole individual leader at 3-under 139, three shots ahead of UCF's Carolin Pinegger with 2-under 142 and four shots better than Katie Mitchell, also from UCF, at 1-under 143.
The final round will be a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m., with Madison playing with South Florida and Georgia State and starting on the 10th hole.