Las Vegas, Nev. - The Eastern Washington women's golf team placed fifth in the Bison Invitational Tuesday, Mar. 11, as windy weather impacted every player's performance over the two-day session.
Eastern finished fifth out of eight teams, besting the only other Big Sky school in attendance in Idaho State, which placed eighth.
"In 40 MPH wins, there isn't much that can be done," head coach Brenda Howe said. "No amount of preparation could prepare us for the windy conditions. Even hitting the ball great was of no help. I feel for the girls because these scores are not indicitave of what type of team we are. We're going to move on from this and not let it affect our psyche because we have another tournament in two days."
The Eagles shot a first-round 331 to find themselves in fourth after Day One but fired a 363 on the second day to finish seven strokes behind fourth-place Albany.
Sophomore Marissa Borja was tied for sixth after the first day when she posted an opening round score of 77. She wound up in a three-way tie for 15th with a score of 93 on the second day as only one golfer in the field was able to post a better score on the second day.
Eastern is back on the links on Thursday, Mar. 11, when it participates in the two-day Southern Utah Invitational in St. George, Utah.