March 27, 2007
The Eastern Washington University women's golf team continued its spring campaign with a 13th-place finish at the Duck Invitational, a tournament held at Shadow Hills Country Club in Junction City, Ore., located 15 miles north of Eugene. The Eagles topped two Big Sky Conference schools, Montana State and Idaho State, and finished behind Portland State to move to 17-3 versus Big Sky schools.
The Eagles shot 331 each of the first two rounds before recording a 334 over the final 18 holes for a total of 996.
The top performer for Eastern was Chloe Nelson, who shot a 246 (82-77-87) for the tournament, tying for 41st place. She was followed on the leader board by Sheena Prante, as the senior's total of 248 (82-86-80) placed her in a 45th-place stalemate. Just two shots behind her was Marli Mikulecky, as she shot 250 (82-86-82) and tied for 49th place.
Each of the other three NCAA Division I schools located in the Inland Northwest participated in the tournament, as well. Washington State placed second place with a score of 922, Idaho was fourth after shooting a 937, while Gonzaga beat out the Eagles by one stroke for 12th place with a 995. San Francisco won the tournament with a 919.
The Eagles return to the links for its final tournament of the regular season from April 6-7, taking part in the Peg Barnard California Collegiate in Stanford, Calif. The Big Sky Conference Championship will occur in Goodyear, Ariz., from April 16-18.