SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2010
Women’s golf takes second at the Sea Trail Intercollegiate
The JU women’s golf team posted the lowest round of the day, a 10-over par 298, and took home second place at the Sea Trail Intercollegiate.

Junior Morgan Jackson carded an even-par 72 in the final round to finish second individually, with her score tying for the fifth-best round in program history.

The Dolphins finished second behind host Elon, who won the 10-team event at 30-over par, 894. JU ended the event at 47-over par, 911, rallying to pass Appalachian State in the last round. Elon’s Tara McFadden shot a one-over par 73 in the final round to finish at one-under par, 215.

“To shoot the best round of the day shows that we’re making the improvements we need to make,” said JU assistant coach Jen Poth. “We know we’ve got some work to do, but this is a great finish as we dive into the heart of our fall season.”

For Jackson, it’s her best career finish and the fifth top 20 finish of her career. Jackson finished eight shots behind McFadden at seven-over par.

“Morgan played extremely well today,” Poth said. “She managed her game really well and stayed focused on each shot.”

Kristen Boettcher posted her second straight top five finish of the season, tying for fifth place at 10-over par, 226, following her four-over par 76 in the final round.

Jessica Williams tied for 14th after carding a two-over par 74 in the final round to finish at 14-over par, 230. For Williams, it’s her best finish in a 54-hole event and the second top 20 finish of her career.

Melissa Magdor carded a four-over par 76 to finish in 17th place at 16-over par. The round was Magdor’s best of the event and gives her the fourth top 20 finish of his career.

Francesca Yong tied for 35th at 28-over par, posting a season-best five-over par 77 in the final round.

The Dolphins are back in action on Oct. 8 at the Xavier Invitational at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla.