April 9, 2013

Eagles Drop to 12th on Day Two of Cowgirl Classic

Dodge improves by nine strokes in round two, while Borja remains in the top 10 on individual leaderboard after shooting 76

On day two of the 2013 Wyoming Cowgirl Classic, the Eastern Washington University women’s golf team was able to shave four strokes off its first-round effort, but unfortunately, every other team in the field saw more significant improvement.

After carding a total team score of 321 on Tuesday (April 9) at the Ocotillo Golf Resort in Chandler, Ariz., the Eagles are now tied for 12th out of 19 teams.

“The weather wasn’t a factor at all today, so even though our score was better, I feel like we actually played worse,” said EWU head coach Brenda Howe. “We didn’t have any extremely high scores, but four of our players still shot in the 80s. At this level, that really can’t happen. We need at least three players to show up in every single round, and unfortunately, I haven’t seen that yet this week.”

Eastern was in a three-way tie for seventh after round one, but each of those teams improved by at least 15 strokes in the second round to pull ahead of the Eags.

Teams will play the final 18 holes on Wednesday (April 10), beginning at 6:30 a.m. The Eagles will be paired with New Mexico State and host-Wyoming for the final round.

Eastern was led for the second day in a row by freshman Marissa Borja, who parred her last four-straight holes to finish with a 76.

After 36 holes at Ocotillo, Borja is tied for 10th place on the individual leaderboard, and is seventh among all Big Sky players at the event.

Senior Jayme Carbon fired a nine-over par 81 in the second round, as she is now tied for 54th out of 103 total competitors.

Freshman Maddie Dodge had a nine-stroke improvement from her first-round effort to finish with an 82 on Tuesday. Sophomore Caitilin Rice also shot 82 in the second round, as she is now tied for 61st.

Junior Sara Callagy had three birdies on day two - the most on the team - but a couple of double and triple-bogeys resulted in an 84 for the round.

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