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James Madison’s Mak Selected as CAA Women’s Golfer of the Week Honor – Sept. 11

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          Release: 09/11/2013
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RICHMOND, Va. (September 11, 2013) – James Madison senior Ginger Mak was named the CAA Women’s Golfer of the Week after a strong outing at the Golfweek Program Challenge.

Mak finished in a tie for second place after carding a career-low 2-over 215 (72-68-75) on the par 71, 6,038-yard Caledonia Golf Club course. The senior finished four shots behind Campbell’s Tahnia Ravnia (76-69-66=211) and tied with Jacksonville State’s Maya Parsons and Alexandra Prazak of Campbell. Mak’s second round score of 68 marked a career best and tied a school record for a single round as she carded six birdies, one bogey and one double bogey. She has earned a top three finish twice in her career and it was Mak’s seventh career top-10 finish while at JMU.  She helped the Dukes capture a third-place finish among 12 teams.

Among other notable marks during the first week of the 2013 golf season a pair of CAA squads captured team titles. Delaware earned a first place finish at the Tignanelli Towson Invitational and William & Mary won the Bucknell Invitational. The Blue Hens’ victory is their first in program history and UD was led by sophomore Vimonthip Benjasupawan’s third place finish (77-73=150) on the par 72, 6,139-yard Towson Golf & Country Club course. Benjasupawan’s second round score of 73 was the lowest of her young career, while her third place finish was also the best of her career.

The Tribe won its first tournament since the 2009-10 season and was led by sophomore Tina Chang’s fifth-place finish (79-73-77=229). Chang’s second round was highlighted by a hole-in-one on the No. 16 hole of the par 70, 5,998-yard Bucknell Golf Club course. Chang’s hole-in-one was not the only league ace this week as James Madison’s Shabril Brewer, the 2013 CAA Women’s Golf Champion, made a hole-in-one on the No. 9 hole of the Caledonia Golf Club course.  It was the first hole-in-one for both Chang and Brewer in their respective collegiate careers, and Chang’s ace was the third in school history.

College of Charleston, the league’s newest member, shot 3-under as a team at their own Cougar Classic to earn a third-place finish. The tournament featured seven of the nation’s preseason top 30 teams and the Cougars posted their best finish in this event carding 289-285-287=861 (-3) for third place. CofC bested its previous finish of eighth in 2010 and was led by senior Kathryn Miranda, who earned a tie for eighth place scoring 74-71-70=215 (-1).