MONDAY, APRIL 05, 2010
Women’s golf in seventh after 36 holes at the Canes & Cardinals Classic

The JU women’s golf team is in seventh place after 36 holes at the Canes & Cardinals Classic on the par-72 course at Shula’s Resort.

Kristen Boettcher and Melissa Magdor led the Dolphins, finishing the day at 11-over par, to sit in a tie for 14th.

Maryland leads the 10-team event by five shots over Kansas State entering the final round. Akron’s Kristen Hill carded a two-under par 70 in the second round to hold the individual lead at one-under par, 143.

“We had a solid first round with four scores in the 70s,” said JU assistant coach Pamela Shelley. “We struggled a little bit this afternoon, but this was a step in the right direction as we get ready for the conference tournament next week.”

Boettcher opened the day with a six-over par 78 and followed it up with a five-over par 77 to finish at 11-over par. Magdor carded a four-over par 76 in the opening round before finishing with a seven-over par 79 to do her part to tie for 14th.

Francesca Yong shot a 79 in the morning before finishing with an 81 to tie for 28th at 16-over par, 160. Meghan Hughes shot a 79 as well in the morning, but carded an 83 in the afternoon to tie for 32nd at 18-over par, 162.

Jessica Williams opened with an 85 and finished with an 82 to finish in 46th at 23-over par, 167.

Paige Gifford, playing as an individual as she rehabs from an injury, shot a six-over par 78 in the opening round but withdrew from the afternoon session.

The Dolphins trail Miami and Cincinnati by one entering the final round as they look for their second top-five finish of the spring.