Looking for continued improvement, Eastern heads to Palm Desert, Calif., for final event of fall season
Heading into its last outing of the 2012-13 fall season, the Eastern Washington University women’s golf team will look to keep alive a positive trend it has working this season.
The Eagles have played in three tournaments up to this point - and the team has improved its scores with each one. But with one event left, the Eagles will look for their best effort yet when they compete Saturday (Oct. 13) and Sunday (Oct. 14) at the Wyoming Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate in Palm Desert, Calif.
The 54-hole event will take place at The Classic Club on a 6,119-yard, par-72 course. Eastern is one of 19 teams competing this weekend in Palm Desert. In the first round, the Eagles will be paired with Hawaii, Cal Poly and Big Sky rival Northern Arizona.
Other teams include Fresno State, College of Charleston, CSU-Fullerton, CSU-Northridge, UTEP, San Francisco, Seattle, Santa Clara and host-Wyoming. Fellow Big Sky schools Montana, Weber State and Northern Colorado will also be playing.
With 103 individuals, this will be the biggest tournament field EWU has seen in the 2012-13 season.
The Eagles are coming off a strong performance at the Rose City Collegiate, where the team carded a season-best three-round score of 951 (319-312-320). Eastern tied with Weber State and finished ahead of both Montana State and Northern Colorado at that event.
Senior Jayme Carbon led EWU with a top-20 finish, while freshman Marissa Borja also had a strong showing with her 54-hole total of 238 (78-79-81).
The rookie Borja is pacing the Eagles this season with a 78.9 stroke average, followed closely by Carbon, who is averaging 79.1 strokes per round.
Freshmen Taylor Anderson and Maddie Dodge will join the two leaders this weekend, playing in the No. 3 and 4 spots, respectively.
Sophomore Caitilin Rice, who owns an 81.4 stroke average in seven rounds this season, will round out the Eagle lineup.
The Eagles will play two rounds on Saturday, starting at 7:30 a.m. Pacific time, and one final round on Sunday.