Nelson Places Fourth at Big Sky Championship, as Does Eagle Team
April 18, 2007
The Eastern Washington University women's golf team completed its 2006-07 campaign on Wednesday (April 18) with a fourth-place finish at the Big Sky Conference Championship. Chloe Nelson had her second-straight top showing, as the sophomore finished fourth after placing third at last year's event. The tournament took place at the Palm Valley Golf Club in Goodyear, Ariz.
On the individual leader board, Nelson's 223 (77-74-72) placed her just one shot behind two players tied for second and seven shots behind individual champion Margaux Sheehan of Sacramento State (216, 71-69-76). Last year, Nelson finished in a third-place tie, also with a 223.
Sheena Prante also had an outstanding tournament, as she finished in an eighth-place tie with a 227 (78-75-74). She was followed by Katie Kofmehl (239, 81-77-81), Marli Mikulecky (241, 82-79-80) and Chelsey Lollar (244, 82-81-81). Those players finished in ties for 22nd, 24th and 27th place, respectively.
The Eagles shot a 930 for the tournament (318-305-307) to earn their fourth-place result. Sacramento State had an outstanding tournament, recording two of its top three rounds in school history to shoot an 884 (294-290-300) and win the league championship. The Hornets were followed on the leader board by Northern Arizona (909, 311-300-298) and Portland State (922, 320-303-299).
The Eagles have now finished fourth or higher at the Big Sky Championship in five straight years after only doing so once in the previous nine campaigns. Including the Big Sky Championship, the Eagles finished the season with a 21-7 record versus conference schools.