TUESDAY, APRIL 06, 2010
Women’s golf finishes seventh at the Canes & Cardinals Classic
Melissa Magdor and Francesca Yong each carded a five-over par 77 in the final round to lead the JU women’s golf as the Dolphins took home seventh place at the Canes & Cardinals Classic on the par-72 Shula Resort Course.

Magdor’s 77 capped another stellar week for the junior, who tied for 16th – her second straight top 20 finish, with a three-round total of 232, 16-over par.

The Dolphins finished with a three-round total of 79-over par, 943, to finish 35 shots back of champion Maryland, who beat Kansas State by 13 shots to win the 10-team competition.

Akron’s Kristen Hill carded an even-par 72 to claim the individual title at one-under par, 215, by two shots over Maryland’s Christine Shimel.

“We left a few shots out there, but this was a good event to prepare us for the conference tournament,” said JU assistant coach Pamela Shelley. “We had a good finish to the tournament and now that we’re back to full strength, we can fine tune a few things.”

Yong’s 77 was her best round of the tournament and moved her into a tie for 27th at 237, 21-over par.

Kristen Boettcher slid just outside of the top 20 as she shot an eight-over par 80 in the final round to tie for 21st at 235, 19-over par. Jessica Williams shot a six-over par 78 in the final round to contribute to the team score, finishing in 44th at 245, 29-over par.

Meghan Hughes shot a nine-over par 81 to tie for 39th at 243, 27-over par. Playing as individual, Paige Gifford shot a three-over par 75 as she continues to rehab from a knee injury she suffered early in the spring season.

The Dolphins will use the rest of the week to prepare for the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament that starts Monday at the Venetian Bay Golf Club in New Smyrna Beach, Fla.