The Jacksonville women’s golf team improved its score by 14 shots in the second round and jumped into a tie for fifth after two rounds on the par-72 Venetian Bay Golf Club in the 2012 Atlantic Sun Conference Championship.
Senior Morgan Jackson shot a season-best even-par 72 and jumped into a tie for 22nd at 10-over par for the event.
Kennesaw State leads the competition at even-par, carding a four-under par 284 in the second round. ETSU’s Gabriella Wahl leads the individual competition by one at four-under par after shooting a one-over par 73 on Tuesday.
“We played much better today, but we also left a lot of shots out there,” said JU head coach Ashley Prange. “We’re looking forward to getting out there tomorrow and finishing the season on a strong note.”
Jackson’s round was steady to say the least. She made the turn at one-over par due to a bogey at the par-4 seventh. She got back to even with a birdie at the 10th, then followed up a bogey on the par-4 13th with a birdie on the par-5 17th to finish her round.
Francesca Yong had the second best round of the day for JU, shooting a three-over par, 75, to tie for 19th at nine-over par. She started with eight straight pars before a bogey at the ninth and a double bogey at the 10th.
She bounced back with a birdie on the par-4 11th, but back-to-back bogeys at Nos. 12 and 13 moved her to 4-over par for the round. A birdie at the 17th got her back 3-over par for the day.
Jessica Welch and Natalie Schmett each carded a six-over par, 78. Welch is tied for 19th at nine-over par while Schmett slipped into a tie for 35th at 16-over par. Carlie Gehlhausen shot a 15-over par, 87, and is in 42n at 29-over par.
The Dolphins will wrap up their season on Wednesday, looking to break the tie with Florida Gulf Coast for fifth place.