KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – The James Madison women’s golf team is currently in 13th with the second round of play suspended due to darkness at the 2013 Palmetto Intercollegiate, Oct. 27. The two-day, 54-hole tournament, hosted by College of Charleston, is being played at the Turtle Point Golf Course (Par 72 – 5,972 yards) in Kiawah Island, S.C.
The Dukes were tied for 11th with Georgia State after the opening round at 20-over 308. Through 12 holes of the second round, JMU is 22-over for the round and 42-over for the tournament. No. 39 Kansas is in the lead at 13-over, with No. 42 College of Charleston at 16-over. No. 36 Illinois is third at 20-over with Georgia State and East Tennessee State tied for fourth at 21-over.
Sophomore Karishma Thiagaraj (Haymarket, Va./Battlefield) is the leader for the Dukes at 8-over in a tie for 28th, including a 2-over 74 in the first round. Junior Shabril Brewer (Herndon, Va./Westfield) is one shot back at 9-over including a 4-over 76 in the first round. Senior Ginger Mak (North Point, Hong Kong/The International School of Macao) is tied for 45th at 10-over as she is at 2-over through 12 holes of the second round, while freshman Nicola Haynes (Newcastle-Upon-Tyle, England) is at 15-over, tied for 70th. Junior Nikola Wessels (Muenster, Germany/Marienschule Muenster) is in 96th at 33-over.
College of Charleston’s Laura Fuenfstueck and Jessica Haigwood of GRU Augusta are tied for the lead at 2-under, with Kansas’ Minami Levonowich two shots back at even par.
Second-round play will continue tomorrow morning beginning with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. (ET) followed by the final round.