GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Jacksonville University women’s golf team ended the first day of the UNC-Greensboro Starmount Forest Tournament in sixth place out of 15 teams, shooting a 598 over two rounds. The Dolphins are just two strokes back of James Madison (596) and three back of fourth place High Point (595). Natalie Schmett posted rounds of 73 and 75 to lead the Jacksonville effort on the day and will enter tomorrow’s final round in a tie for 17th place as an individual. The Dolphins tee off beginning at 9 a.m.
Starting her first round off on the par-5 7th hole at Starmount Forest, Schmett double-bogeyed and began her round 3-over through three holes. Making the turn to the back nine, she quickly regrouped and fired a 3-under 33 before turning back to the front nine to finish her opening 18. Two bogeys in her final four holes put her at 2-over in the first round. She played a strong back nine again in her second round, finishing at an even-par 36 over those holes on her way to a four-over 75.
After struggling in her first round on Monday, Morgan Matchett recovered to shoot the best second round of the day for the Dolphins. Starting her round on the ninth hole, she shot a 1-over on each side to record a 73 in the afternoon.
Chattanooga registered a 578 on Monday to lead the tournament by 10 shots over second place Campbell. Maryland is in third place at 590. Fellow Atlantic Sun squads Stetson (605) and North Florida (623) are in ninth and 15th place, respectively.
T 17 Natalie Schmett 73-75=148
T 28 Jessica Welch 76-75=151
T 33 Morgan Matchett 79-73=152
T 33 Sabrina Rumbaugh 78-74=152
T 38 Christina Paulsen 74-79=153
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