Eagles Finish Second out of 13 Teams at Jackrabbit Invitational

Eastern records lowest three-round score of the season, fourth best in Big Sky this season

The Eastern Washington University women’s golf team saw numerous highlights from the Jackrabbit Invitational in Primm, Nev., such as a 71 second-round score by freshman Marissa Borja and an eagle by senior Morgan Lee in the third round, but most notably, the team finished second in the tournament Tuesday (Mar. 12) with their best three-round score of the season.

With a total team score of 932 (318-306-308), the Eagles only trailed Houston Baptist University, who took the top spot in the invite with a combined score of 926 (306-321-299).

Playing the majority of the second round Monday, The Eagles closed the round Tuesday with a score of 306, their best round of the season.

The Eagles shot a combined 308 in the final round and held off third-place Arkansas State, who shot a 305 in the round for a total of 937.

Eastern’s total score is the fourth-best 54-hole score in the Big Sky this spring. The only other teams in the conference who have recorded a lower score are Portland State (922, twice) and Sacramento State (931). It is also the best team-finish in head coach Brenda Howe’s tenure at EWU.

Borja birdied her final hole of the second round to go an impressive one-under par for a score of 71. In the third, she registered a 77, giving her a total of 223 (75-71-77). She finished second overall individually.

Jayme Carbon recorded a 79 in the second round. In the third round, she improved to a score of 75. Her three-round total was 230 (76-79-75). She was tied for seventh as an individual

Maddie Dodge shot a 78 in both the second and third rounds, giving her a 241 for the two-day tournament (85-78-78)

Caitilin Rice also carded a 78 in the second round and followed with a 79 in the third for a three-round score of 242.

Lee had a score of 84 in the second, but improved in the final round, tallying a 78. She eagled the eighth hole, which was a par 5.

The Eagles will take the next couple weekends off before hitting the links at the Cowgirl Classic at Ocotillo Golf Resort in Chandler, Ariz., on Apr. 8-10. It will be their last competition prior to the Big Sky Conference Championships, which will be held at the same course on Apr. 21-23.

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