JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Despite a beautiful weather day in the River City, scoring conditions were tough on Monday at the Jacksonville Golf & Country Club, with the Jacksonville University women’s golf team as just one of the many teams to suffer. The Dolphins put together a two-round score of 653 (+77) that has them in 10th place out of 14 teams after the first day of the UNF Intercollegiate.
JU put itself in the middle of the pack after the first round with a team score of 318, better than six other schools in the field. Jessica Welch had the best Jacksonville round of the day with her three-over 75. Sabrina Rumbaugh carded a four-over 76 in the first round as well.
Things got even tougher in the afternoon with only three teams shooting a lower second round than they did in the morning’s 18. No Jacksonville player broke 80 in the round and the Dolphins slipped from 8th to 10th with a score of 335.
Welch leads the Jacksonville team through two rounds with a cumulative score of 157 (+13) to sit in a tie for 16th place. Rumbaugh is second on the squad with a two-round total of 160 (+16) that has her in a tie for 31st. Morgan Matchett (167, +23) Natalie Schmett (169, +25) and Megan Collins (170, +26) round things out for the Dolphins. Carlie Gehlhausen carded a 179 through two rounds (+35) while competing as an individual.
Western Carolina takes the 36-hole lead into Tuesday’s final round. The Catamounts compiled a team score of 613 (+37) to hold a five-shot lead on North Florida and a nine-shot edge on Eastern Kentucky. Play resumes at 8:30 a.m. with 18 holes left to go.
T16 Jessica Welch 75-82 = 157
T31 Sabrina Rumbaugh 76-84 = 160
T47 Morgan Matchett 82-85 = 167
T53 Natalie Schmett 85-84 = 169
T57 Megan Collins 85-85 = 170
T73 Carlie Gehlhausen 87-92 = 179
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