James Madison Captures Snowbird


Courtesy of JMUSports.com

College CentralTAMPA, Fla. -- James Madison Universitys womens golf team set team and individual scoring records while winning the Snowbird Intercollegiate Womens Golf Tournament Friday.
Playing on the par-72, 5,940-yard Pebblecreek Golf and Country Club course, the Dukes completed the 36-hole tournament with a team-record score of 295-296--591 to win the team title by 18 strokes. JMU sophomore Carol Green (Tazewell, Va./Tazewell) and senior Jessica Lewis (Bethesda, Md./St. Andrews) tied for the individual title with JMU-record-individual scores of 145.
The Dukes broke their 36-hole team scoring record of 607, set in 1999-2000 at Radfords Lady Highlander Classic. Green and Lewis broke the JMU 36-hole individual mark of 146, set in 1997-98 by Kathryn Yard at the Radford Invitational.
We are extremely excited to win the second tournament in which weve played this spring, said JMU coach Paul Gooden. We are headed toward our goal of qualifying for NCAA regional play.
Southern Mississippi finished second in the 21-team tournament with a 307-302--609 after being tied for second behind JMU with an opening-round 307.
Green and Lewis won by three strokes over Southern Mississippis Brena Quaranto, who shot a 78-70--148. Green had rounds of 71 and 74, and Lewis had a 72 and a 73.
JMUs other scores included a 75-74--49 by junior Jayme Langford (Shawnee, Kan./Shawnee Mission Northwest), who tied for fourth place, a 77-75--152 by junior Kansas Gooden (Harrisonburg, Va./Fort Defiance) and a 79-77--156 by freshman Joanna Traeger (Akron, Ohio/Revere).
JMU next will compete March 24-25 at the William & Mary Invitational.