TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2009
Women’s golf climbs to seventh at A-Sun Championship
Morgan Jackson
Morgan Jackson
Freshman Morgan Jackson went on a birdie barrage to shoot an even-par 72 as the JU women’s golf team moved into seventh place at the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship.

Jackson’s even-par round was one of three in the 70s for JU as the Dolphins posted a 16-over par, 304, in the second round.

Campbell rallied to lead the 11-team event after posting a two-over par round of 290 to lead by three over host Stetson entering the final round. Stetson’s Lauren Cate and Danielle Jackson are tied for the individual lead at even-par.

“We had a really solid round and Morgan was able to take advantage of the scoring conditions today,” said JU assistant coach Pamela Shelley. “We had three put up better scores today, so hopefully we can continue to improve tomorrow and move up the leaderboard a little bit more.”

Jackson, who started the day tied for 38th, moved up 21 spots to a tie for 17th at 10-over par for the tournament.

She opened her round with three birdies on the front nine, getting birdies on the two par-3s and the par-5 ninth, with a bogey at the third and a triple bogey on the eighth sending her to the back nine at one-over par.

Her back nine was even more stellar, with two birdies and two bogeys, sending her to the 18th at one-over par. A birdie on the closing hole sent Jackson into the clubhouse with her best round of the season.

Paige Gifford carded a two-over par 74 to move into a tie for 11th at seven-over par. Gifford had a roller coaster round, putting up three birdies with five bogeys to get within seven shots of the individual lead.

Alexandra Andersen, who had the low round of the day for JU on Monday, posted a five-over par 77 to fall into a tie for 14th at eight-over par. She had one birdie with six bogeys, finishing her round with six straight pars.

Jessica Williams improved her score by five shots, posting a nine-over par 81 to finish in a tie for 46th at 23-over par. Alison Cornell shot an 89 in the second round to sit in 50th at 32-over par.

The Dolphins tee off their final round of the season at 8:08 a.m., playing with Mercer, Lipscomb and USC Upstate.