MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010
Women’s golf in sixth at the 2010 JU Classic
The ominous clouds held off for most of the day as the JU women’s golf team posted an opening round of 322 to sit in sixth place in the spring opening JU Classic at Hidden Hills Country Club.

Daytona State’s Amy West carded a tournament record three-under par 69 to take the individual lead, guiding her team to a tournament-record round of 298, which has the Falcons leading the 11-team event.

For JU, junior Melissa Magdor and freshman Francesca Yong posted the best rounds of the day for JU, carding a seven-over par 79 and are tied for 20th.

“We had a rough day putting and this course really tests you in that aspect,” said JU assistant coach Pamela Shelley. “It’s not the start we wanted, but we got some good work done on the range after the round and we’ll be ready to make a move tomorrow.”

Daytona State holds a seven shot lead over Stetson heading into Tuesday’s final round. West holds a four-shot lead over teammate Mitsuki Katahira and Cincinnati’s Bambee Dela Paz.

Yong got off to a rocky start, making the turn at six-over par, but found her game on the back nine and a bogey on the 18th gave her a seven-over par round.

Magdor battled through a birdie-free round, finishing with a three-over par back nine to card her 79.

Kristen Boettcher and Meghan Hughes each shot a 10-over par 82 to count towards the team score and tie 29th. Hughes made the turn at six-over par and was unable to get the putter going as she was four-over par on the back nine.

Boettcher had five bogeys in six holes at one point, but played the last five holes at even par.

Jessica Williams, a last-second replacement for the injured Paige Gifford, shot a 20-over par 92 to sit in 51st place.

Morgan Jackson, playing as an individual, shot a nine-over par 81 to tie for 25th.

The final round begins at 8:30 a.m., with teams going off the first and 10th tees. JU will start at 8:30 a.m. with Bradley and Samford on the first tee.