Freshman Rice Leads Eagles at Red Rocks Invitational
Eastern finishes 15th out of 20 teams in Sedona
Competing for the second-straight year at the Red Rocks Invitational, the Eastern Washington University women's golf team took 15th out of 20 teams at the Oakcreek Country Club in Sedona, Ariz.
The Eagles posted a total team score of 673 (335-338), which was four strokes better than last year's effort.
Freshman Caitilin Rice was the top performer for EWU, as she shot 164 (81-83) in the 36-hole event. The Seattle, Wash., native tied for 55th out of 116 total golfers.
After firing a 79 in the first round, junior Morgan Lee ranked among the top 30 players heading into day two. But Lee struggled on the last 18 holes, posting an 88. She ended up tied for 66th on the individual leaderboard with a total score of 167 (79-88).
Junior Jayme Carbon, who shot an 83 in the first round and 85 on day two, finished one stroke behind Lee at 168, which was good for a share of 71st.
Rounding out the scoring for EWU was senior Neddy Martinez, who showed incredible improvement from the first to second round. Martinez shot 92 over the first 18, but then posted the best second-round score of any Eagle at 82.
Sophomore Sara Callagy also competed in Sedona, finishing with a two-round total of 183 (95-88).
Eastern Michigan, which led the competition from the start, took home the team title after carding a total score of 603 (305-298). EMU won by 14 strokes over second-place Seattle. But Seattle's Caitlin McCleary did earn individual medalist honors, as she shot rounds of 72 and 75 for a three-over par total of 147.
Next up for the Eagles is the Bison Challenge March 16-17 in Las Vages, Nev.