Eagles Open Season at Bulldog/Eagle Challenge
Kellie Holmstedt has Eastern's top performance, shoots a 236 to tie for 32nd
The Eastern Washington University women's golf team got the 2009-10 season under way on Monday and Tuesday (Sept. 14 and 15, respectively) with a 12th-place finish at the Bulldog/Eagle Challenge, played at Hangman Valley Golf Course in Spokane.
Eastern's top individual performer for the tournament was Kellie Holmstedt, who tied for the 32nd spot with a 236 (78-82-76). She was followed by Dana Stapleton, as she carded a 240 (84-78-78) and tied for 41st.
Kylie Ray tied for 61st place with a 249 (81-84-84), while Morgan Lee and Neddy Martinez shared the 68th slot with 252s (85-87-80 and 85-82-85, respectively).
"This was a learning experience for us as four of our six players were playing in their first collegiate tournaments," head coach Brenda Howe said. "Kellie and Dana shot some promising scores, and it's a matter of time for the others to follow."
Northern Arizona claimed the team crown with a 900 (307-297-296). Gonzaga's Victoria Fallgren won the individual crown (217, 75-75-67).
Fellow Big Sky Conference school Montana was second (906, 310-302-294), Montana State placed ninth (326-313-314), the Eagles shot a 972 (328-326-318), and Idaho State finished 14th (1008, 329-347-332).
The Eagles will get right back out to the links next week, playing at the WSU Women's Intercollegiate in Pullman, Wash., from Monday-Wednesday (Sept. 21-23).