Chandler, Ariz. – The Eastern Washington women's golf team sits five strokes back of third place after the second day of the 2014 Big Sky Golf Championship at the Ocotillo Golf Resort.
Eastern improved on its opening round score by five strokes, finishing with a score of 309 to find itself in seventh place with 18 holes left. EWU has a total score of 623 after two days of golf.
Freshman Hannah Kim and sophomore Maddie Dodge both bettered their scores with impressive showings on the second day of the championship. Kim fired off a three over par 75, five strokes better than her first round score, while Dodge finished with a score of 74, an eight stroke improvement on yesterday.
"We saw a couple of great rounds today by Maddie and Hannah," head coach Brenda Howe said. "We had a good round going all day but struggled a bit on the final three holes. The good news is that we are within five shots of third place and are within striking distance of a top five finish."
Both Kim and sophomore Marissa Borja, who finished with a second round 77, are tied for 13th while Dodge is tied for 21st.
Junior Taylor Crandall, who was tied for third after the first round, fell back to 24th after shooting an 83 in the second round.
Portland State and Sacramento State are tied for the team lead with respective scores of 605. Northern Arizona (618) and Montana State (618) are tied for third while Montana and Southern Utah are tied for fifth with identical scores of 620.
Portland State's A Ram Choi leads all players with a two-round score of 144.
The final day of the championship will take place tomorrow with players teeing off around 7 a.m.