Eastern finishes within five strokes of two other Big Sky schools
The Eastern Washington University women's golf team took 15th at the competitive Rose City Collegiate at the Langdon Farms Golf Club in Aurora, Ore. The Rose City Collegiate was a two-day (Sept. 27-28), 54-hole tournament co-hosted by Portland State and Oregon State. A total of 15 teams competed in the event, including five schools from the Big Sky Conference.
The Eagles carded a cumulative team score of 963 (319-323-321), which was a 30-stroke improvement from the team's score in its last tournament in Pullman, Wash.
For the third week in a row, senior Kellie Holmstedt recorded the top Eagle score, as she finished 22 strokes above par with a total score of 238 (82-79-77). She tied for 51st place overall out of 78 total golfers. Sophomore Jayme Carbon was only four strokes off her season best, as the Auburn, Wash., native fired a 78-80-82 (240), which was good for 58th place.
Freshman Sara Callagy, who was competing in her first collegiate event, finished just behind Carbon with a total score of 241 (80-80-81). Sophomore Morgan Lee, who shot a 245 (79-85-81), finished fourth on the team and tied for 63rd place overall.
Rounding out the scoring for the Eagles was sophomore Neddy Martinez, who finished with a 54-hole total of 265 (90-84-91).
The team from North Texas won the event with a cumulative score of 889 (295-303-291), while host-schools Oregon State and Portland State took second and third, respectively. The Vikings, who are the defending Big Sky champions, shot a three-round total of 897 (299-300-298). Northern Arizona, who took third in the 2010 Big Sky tournament, finished fourth at the Rose City Collegiate with a score of 905 (309-301-295).
After the first 54 holes, Eastern had a slight lead on Weber State and Northern Colorado, but the Wildcats and Bears managed to edge the Eagles in the final round, finishing in 13th and 14th place, respectively. The Wildcats shot a 958 (326-323-309), while the Bears carded a 960 (328-315-317).
Eastern will compete in its final tournament of the fall season on Oct. 18-19 when it heads to Newton, Kan., for the Shocker Invitational at the Sand Creek Station Golf Course.