SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2012
Women’s golf in second at the Low Country Intercollegiate

Led by Natalie Schmett’s four-over par 76, the Jacksonville women’s golf team is in second place after round one of the Low Country Intercollegiate at the Moss Creek South Golf Course.


The Dolphins shot a 26-over par, 314, and trail Appalachian State by one shot entering the final round on Monday.  It is the fourth time this season that JU enters the final round in contention for its first team title since 2007.


Schmett enters the final round tied for fifth at four-over par, just two shots of the three-way tie for the lead held by Newberry’s Maria Luz Besio, Princeton’s Wonji Choi and Wofford’s Alex Hendricks.


“I’m glad that we’re in contention entering the final round,” said JU head coach Ashley Prange. “We know that we left some shots out there today, but as you can see by the leaderboard, good scores were at premium today.


“We’ve been in this position before and know what we have to do to be successful.  I’m excited to see how we perform in the final group.”


Schmett is joined in the hunt for the individual title by senior Morgan Jackson, who is tied for 11th after a six-over par, 78.  Freshman Jessica Welch is also in the top 20, tied for 14th at seven-over par with a 79.


Francesca Yong carded a nine-over par 81 and is tied for 26th.  Gaia Olcese shot a 93 and is tied for 71st.


The Dolphins will tee off in the final groups with Appalachian State and either Radford, Newberry or Presbyterian – who are all tied for third at 28-over par.