WOLCOTT, Colo. – Against a nationally-renowned field, the James Madison women’s golf team is currently tied for 14th after the opening round of the 2013 Golfweek Program Challenge, Sept. 23. 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.
Madison shot a 40-over 328 in the first round and is tied with Arkansas-Little Rock for 14th. Pepperdine is the first-round leader at 1-over 289, 12 shots ahead of TCU in second at 13-over 301. Denver is third at 15-over 303 while UC Davis at 16-over 304 and East Tennessee State at 17-over 305 round out the top five teams on the leader board.
Senior Ginger Mak is the top Duke at 8-over 80 in a tie for 44th, while freshman Nicola Haynes and sophomore Karishma Thiagaraj are next in a tie for 53rd at 10-over 82. Junior Shabril Brewer is tied for 66th at 12-over 84, with junior Maria Andrea Legaspi finished at 13-over 85, tied for 73rd. Three Pepperdine players share the opening round lead, as Marissa Chow, Grace Na and Alina Ching all shot 1-under 71 for the first 18 holes.
For the second round, the Dukes will go off No. 10 starting at 10:30 a.m., playing with Morehead State and Arkansas-Little Rock.