TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2009
Women’s golf takes third at the Lady Eagle Invitational
The JU women’s golf team finished third at the season opening Lady Eagle Invitational after posting a 321 in the final round.

Junior Kristen Boettcher shot a six-over par 78 in the final round to finish second in the individual competition, falling five shots behind Florida Gulf Coast’s Briana Carlson, with a three-round total of 12-over par, 228.

Florida Atlantic won the team title by posting a 312 in the final round to shoot 941 for the tournament. Florida Gulf Coast finished second at 944 and JU was third at 948.

“We gained a lot of experience and it was good that all eight girls got to play in the event,” said JU assistant coach Pamela Shelley. “It was good for us to be in contention for the team title and this is something we can learn from as we develop this season.”

Playing as an individual, Melissa Magdor shot a seven-over par 79 to tie for third at 233, 17-over par. She was joined in the top five by freshman Francesca Yong carded a nine-over par 81 in the final round to tie for fifth at 236, 20-over par in her first collegiate event.

Junior Meghan Hughes shot an 89 to fall into a tie for 12th at 243, 27-over par. Sophomore Morgan Jackson shot an 11-over par 83 to finish in a tie for 17th at 251, 35-over par. Paige Gifford bounced back after being disqualified to shoot a 79 in the final round to contribute to the team score.

Jessica Williams shot an 87 in the final round to finish 19th at 260, with Alison Cornell carding a 96 to finish in 21st place.

The Dolphins are off until playing in the Xavier Fall Classic on Oct. 9 at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla.