Morrell Tied For First At CAA Championships After First Round

April 20, 2012
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

April 20, 2012

SOUTHPORT, NC-- ODU junior golfer Samantha Morrell (North Kingstown, RI.) fired a one under par 71 and is tied for first after 18 holes of the CAA Women's Golf Championships at the Reserve Club - St. James Plantation. Morrell and JMU's Nicole Sakamoto are tied for first one stroke ahead of ODU's Elizabeth Haycock (Birmingham, England) , Shabril Brewer of JMU and Sofia Hagsund of UNCW.

As a team, the Lady Monarchs finished at 299, five strokes behind tournament leader James Madison and one stroke ahead of UNCW. ODU senior Kristen Hagan (Charlotte, NC.) shot 77 and is tied for 15th. Morrell had four birdies on the day and 11 pars, while teammate Haycock birdied three holes with 12 pars.

Sakamoto led the field posting five birdies on the first day, including a pair of par 5 holes. Morrell paced the Lady Monarchs with four birdies on her first 18-holes.

The 54-hole championship is scheduled to continue on Saturday. The teams will start at split tees at 9:00 a.m. on the Reserve Club. James Madison, Old Dominion, UNCW, Xavier and Georgia State will tee-off on the first tee, while the rest of the teams and the Tigers' three individuals will tee-off on the 10th tee. Live scoring will be available at

CAA Women's Championship
The Reserve Club - St. James Plantation
Southport, NC

1 James Madison 294 +6 2 Old Dominion 299 +11 3 UNC Wilmington 300 +12 4 Xavier 302 +14 5 Georgia State 310 +22 6 Delaware 314 +26 7 William & Mary 316 +28 8 Richmond 325 +37 9 Hofstra 336 +48 10 Dayton 341 +53

ODU Golfers T1 Samantha Morrell (1) 71 T3 Elizabeth Haycock (2) 72 T15 Kristen Hagan (5) 77 T22 Kimberley Bradbury (3) 79 T22 Gemma Fuster (4) 79

TOP FIVE CAA INDIVIDUALS T1 Nicole Sakamoto James Madison 71 -1 - T1 Samantha Morrell Old Dominion 71 -1 - T3 Shabril Brewer James Madison 72 E - T3 Elizabeth Haycock Old Dominion 72 E - T3 Sofia Hagsund UNC Wilmington 72 E