PORTLAND, Ore. - Junior transfer Taylor Crandall fired back-to-back rounds of 76 to lead the Eastern Washington women's golf team at the shortened Rose City Collegiate hosted by Portland State Monday and Tuesday at Langdon Farms Golf Course. The team posted a two-day total of 629 (314-315) to finish 11th out of 15 teams.
Crandall, who came to Eastern this fall from California's Palomar College, was the only Eagle golfer to finish in the tournament's top 20 (T17) after posting her best two rounds of the fall season. An additional highlight for Crandall was her finish on the course's four par 3s through the two rounds; Crandall was one of eight golfers to play the short holes under par for the tournament (-1) and one of just three Big Sky Conference golfers to accomplish the feat.
As a team on the Par 3 holes, Eastern was a collective seven over par, good enough for a tie for third in the field. Eastern finished in the same place for number of birdies carded, having amassed 16.
First round team leader Marissa Borja finished with an 81 in her final round to put her two-round total at 158, good enough for a tie for 33rd and second place on the Eagle squad. Sara Callagy improved the most from Monday to Tuesday, carding a 76 to answer for a tough 85 the first day.
The Eagles have one tournament left in their fall slate before breaking for winter. The Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate, hosted by Wyoming, is scheduled for Oct. 12 and 13 at The Classic Club in Palm Desert, Calif.