MONDAY, MARCH 09, 2009
Women’s golf in 14th at the Eagle Landing Invitational
Morgan Jackson posted a pair of 77s on Monday to open the first day to the lead the JU women’s golf team at the Eagle Landing Invitational.

The Dolphins are in 14th place among the 15 teams in the event after posting rounds 324 and 318 to finish at 642.

Chattanooga leads the team event with a two-round total of 583, holding a six-shot lead over Kennesaw State. KSU’s Ashley Agiulera and East Carolina’s Amber Littman lead the individual competition at three-under par, 141.

“The conditions were perfect for scoring today, we just couldn’t put a full round together,” said JU assistant coach Pamela Shelley. “This is a great event against some really good competition that will prepare us for later in the season.”

Jackson picked up her stellar play where she left off at the JU Classic two weeks ago. The freshman is tied for 34th at 10-over par.

“Morgan played well today and is continuing to develop into a top-notch player,” Shelley said. “She put together two solid rounds for us today.”

Alexandra Andersen posted back-to-back 80s to finish in 58th at 16-over par, 160, despite battling the stomach flu.

Jessica Williams and Paige Gifford are tied for 66th at 164, 20-over par. Williams shot an 83 in the morning and an 81 in the afternoon while Gifford posted and 84 in the morning and an 80 in the second round.

Allison Cornell opened with an 87 and improved with an 85 in the afternoon to finish in 78th at 172, 28-over par.

The Dolphins wrap up the competition on Tuesday morning.