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Courtesy: Colonial Athletic Association
Women's Golf Finishes As Runner-Up at CAA Championship
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:04/22/2012

SOUTHPORT, N.C. -- The James Madison women's golf team had the best round of the final day but could not move to the top and finished as the runner-up at the 2012 Colonial Athletic Association Women's Golf Championship, April 20-22. The three-day, 54-hole tournament was played at St. James Plantation Reserve Club (Par 72 - 6,066 yards) in Southport, N.C.

Team and individual scores were lower as compared to the second round, with the field averaging a little over half a stroke less per player in the 53-player field. Playing in the pairing of the top three teams in the shotgun start, the fourth-seeded Dukes shot a final-round 13-over 301 to finish at 49-over 913. Second-round leader UNCW shot 16-over 304 in the last 18 to finish at 45-over 909, winning the team title and earning the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals. Top-seeded Georgia State was third at 54-over 918, including a 14-over 302 in the third round. Xavier was fourth at 59-over 923, with Old Dominion completing the top five squads at 60-over 924.

Senior Nicole Sakamoto (Honolulu, Hawaii/Kalani) earned her third-consecutive CAA All-Tournament honor as she finished fifth at 8-over 224 after a final-round 5-over 77. Freshman Shabril Brewer (Herndon, Va./Westfield) shot a final round team-low 1-over 73 to move up to a tie for ninth at 13-over 229. Sophomore Ginger Mak (North Point, Hong Kong/The International School of Macao) tied for 12th after shooting a 3-over 75 to finish at 14-over 230. Freshmen Maria Andrea Legaspi (Quezon City, Philippines/St. Paul College-Pasig) was two shots back at 16-over 232 in a tie for 14th, including a 4-over 76, with freshman Nikola Wessels (Muenster, Germany/Marienschule Muenster) tying for 25th at 23-over 239, shooting a 5-over 77 in the last 18. Georgia State's Charlotte Lorentzen took home her second CAA medalist honor of her career at 1-over 217.

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