February 27, 2007

Eagles Complete First Tournament of Spring

Feb. 27, 2007

The Eastern Washington University women's golf team wrapped up its first spring tournament of the season with an 18th-place showing at the Kitahara Fresno State Invitational. Play was contested at the Copper River Country Club in Fresno. The tournament had top competition, as five top-50 squads took part.

 

The Eagles completed play with a total score of 647, shooting 326 on Monday (Feb. 26) and 321 today.

 

Eastern's top performer throughout the tournament was Eva Yoe, who shot a 156. She rallied from her Monday performance, in which she completed that day's play tied for 61st, to finish the tournament tied for the 41st slot.

 

Next on the leader board was Chloe Nelson, who shot 161. She was followed by Sheena Prante (162, 80th place), Marli Mikulecky (168, tied for 87th) and Chelsey Lollar (170, 90th place).

 

The host Fresno State Bulldogs claimed the title with a team score of 596, finishing two strokes ahead of both No. 35 UC Irvine and 49th-ranked Hawaii. The only other Big Sky Conference school to participate, Sacramento State, completed its play in an 11th-place tie (621).

 

Even though the Eagles finished behind Sacramento State in this tournament, Eastern Washington has earned a stellar 15-2 mark in head-to-head competition with league schools in 2006-07 tournaments.

 

The Eagles return to the links from March 12-14 at the UNLV Spring Invitational. The tournament will take place at the Boulder Creek Golf Club in Boulder Creek, Nev., located just 25 miles from Las Vegas.

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