JMUís Brewer Propels Dukes into First Place after Record Setting Second Round at CAA Womenís Golf Championship
SOUTHPORT, N.C. (April 20, 2013) – James Madison sophomore Shabril Brewer carded a course record 68 on the St. James Plantation Reserve Club during the second round of the CAA Women’s Golf Championship. Brewer led the Dukes, who entered the round in fourth place, to a first place standing after cutting 23 strokes from their first day’s score.
The Dukes, who stand in first heading into the championship round with 619, hold an 11 stroke advantage over Richmond and Xavier, which are both tied for second place after 36-holes. UNCW follows at 636 and Delaware, which finished the opening round in second place, fell to fifth place with a two-day team score of 647. William & Mary (652) and Dayton (662) wrapped up the second day in sixth and seventh places, respectively, while Towson and Hofstra are tied at eighth place with a score of 686.
Brewer, along with setting a new women’s course record, also tied a CAA record with carding seven birdies in a round. The sophomore golfer tied Georgia State’s Charlotte Lorentzen, who scored seven birdies in the second round of the CAA Championship a year ago on the same course.
Lori Beth Adams, from UNCW, came into the tournament as the leading individual but struggled in the first round scoring an 83. She scored four birdies in the today’s outing to card a 71 and move into a second place tie among the individual leaders. Adams is tied with Xavier’s Breanna Patz and Shane Crutchfield, who scored 77 and 79, respectively, on the overcast, yet wet course after over two inches of rain fell overnight.
Richmond’s Tracy Martin, the individual leader after the first round, fell into fifth after scoring 81 on day two. Martin and teammate Courtney Rousse, who carded a 76 in the second round and is tied for sixth, helped the Spiders improve to a tie for second place in the team standings.
Also tied for sixth place among the individuals are UNCW’s Mallory Warrick and Delaware’s Baralee Theinthong. Warrick improved her score by five strokes and scored a 76 on Saturday, while Theinthong suffered a setback carding an 80. Rounding out the top 10 leaders is JMU’s Nikola Wessels, Richmond’s Eliza Breed and Delaware freshman Vimonthip Benjasupawan, as they each have a two-day total of 159 (+15).
The 54-hole championship will conclude on Sunday. The teams will start at split tees at 8:00 a.m., on the Reserve Club. James Madison, Richmond, Xavier, UNCW, Delaware and William & Mary will tee-off on the first tee, while Dayton, Towson and Hofstra will tee-off on the 10th tee. Live scoring will once again be available at GolfStat.com. An awards ceremony will be held at the conclusion of the tournament.