WOLCOTT, Colo. – Battling tough conditions and a challenging field, the James Madison women’s golf team is currently 14th after 36 holes of the 2013 Golfweek Program Challenge, Sept. 24. Hosted by Golfweek, the three-day, 54-hole tournament is being played at the Red Sky Golf Club’s Fazio Course (Par 72 – 6,272 yards) in Wolcott, Colo.
JMU improved 10 shots in its second round with a 30-over 318 and is at 70-over 646 in 14th overall with 14 shots separating ninth from 14th. Pepperdine continues to lead the tournament at 9-over 585, 22 shots ahead of UC Davis in second at 31-over 607 and 24 shots better than East Tennessee State in third. The Waves were the only team to break 300 on either day of the tournament so far. TCU and Denver are tied for fourth at 42-over 618.
Sophomore Shabril Brewer shot the best round of the day for JMU, posting a 4-over 76 and is currently tied for 45th at 16-over 160. Freshman Nicola Haynes is one shot back at 17-over 161, tied for 51st. Sophomore Karishma Thiagaraj is another shot behind at 18-over 162, tied for 56th, while senior Ginger Mak is tied for 58th at 19-over 163. Junior Maria Andrea Legaspi is tied for 73rd at 25-over 169. Pepperdine holds the top two individual spots, as Marissa Chow is the leader at 3-under 141, one shot better than teammate Grace Na. The pair are the only two under par in the tournament.
For the final round, the Dukes will go off No. 10 starting at 10:30 a.m., playing with Morehead State and Illinois State.