Women’s golf tied for third at the Sea Trail Intercollegiate
Morgan Jackson carded a three-over par 75 to lead the JU women’s golf team to a tie for third after the first round of the Sea Trail Intercollegiate.

Jackson is tied for fourth at three-over par, trailing co-leaders Tara McFadden and Diana Davis of Elon – who shot a one-over par 73.

Tournament host Elon leads the 10-team event at 11-over par with a 299 in the opening round. JU posted a 23-over par, 311, and is tied with Samford – trailing Elon and second place Appalachian State (301).

“This was a good start to the tournament for us,” said JU assistant coach Jen Poth. “We definitely left some shots out there, but we’re going to come out tomorrow and get those back.”

Jackson’s round is her best since an even-par 72 at the A-Sun Championship in 2009. She made the turn at one-over par and was two-over par on her final nine.

“Mo played really well,” Poth said. “She was patient and did a great job of taking what the golf course gave her.”

Kristen Boettcher carded a five-over par 77 and is tied for 12th. She made the turn at two-over par and was three-over par on her back nine.

Melissa Magdor is tied for 21st at seven-over par after shooting a 79. She was four-over par at the turn, but came in with a three-over par back nine.

Jessica Williams is tied for 24th after an eight-over par 80. She made the turn at two-over par, but was six-over par on her final nine.

Francesca Yong posted a 13-over par 85 and is tied for 43rd. She struggled on the front nine, making the turn at 10-over par, but was just three-over par on her final nine – providing momentum for the final 36 holes.

The Dolphins will tee off in the second round on Saturday morning with the final round set for Sunday.