MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2006
Women's golf in the hunt at the A-Sun Championship

April 10, 2006

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - In tough scoring conditions, the Jacksonville women's golf team opened the 2006 Atlantic Sun Conference Championship with a team-total of 319 to sit just seven shots out of the lead at the DeBary Golf and Country Club.

Jessica Green led the Dolphins with a four-over par 76 to sit in third place in the individual competition. Three Dolphins are in the top 10 individually after the first day of competition. Green opened her round with a four-over par 40 on the front side before shooting an ever-par 36 on the final nine.

"There are that many scores under 80 and we had three scores under 80 which is why we did so well," said JU head coach Jim Taketa. "The course probably played tougher because of the wind today. We're going to stick out game plan and come out loose tomorrow."

Campbell is the leader after recording a 312 in the first round, led by Alejandra Shaw's three-under par 69, the second-lowest score in tournament history. Mercer and Gardner-Webb are just four shots back at 316.

Heather Fudge and Therese Karlsson both carded a seven-over par 79 to finish in a tie for ninth. The duo shot the exact same score on the front (38) and back (41).

Camilla Loeveid and Alexandra Andersen both shot 85 to tie for 30th and to round out the Dolphins' score. Loeveid opened with a 42 and came out with a 43 on the back nine while Andersen had a 43 on the front and a 42 on the back.

The Dolphins will tee off in the second wave at 8:24 a.m. on Tuesday. The final round is set for Wednesday morning.