Eagle Golf Tops Big Sky Competition in Season-Opening Tournament
Sept. 11, 2007
The Eastern Washington University women's golf team got its 2007-08 season under way on Monday (Sept. 10) and Tuesday (Sept. 11) with a solid performance at the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic at the Ptarmigan Country Club in Fort Collins, Colo.
The Eagles finished 13th in the 20-team field and were able to defeat each of the other three Big Sky Conference teams participating in addition to local rival Gonzaga. Eastern's score of 925 (308-309-308) outpaced 14th-place Portland State (930), as well as Gonzaga (18th, 957), Weber State (19th, 962) and Montana State (20th, 987).
Having the top individual performance for Eastern was Chloe Nelson, who finished in a 29th-place tie with a 225 (75-73-77). Freshman Kellie Holmstedt had an outstanding first tournament, as her score of 234 (81-78-75) placed her in a 55th-place tie. Another freshman, Kristina Gargaro, was tied for the 64th spot with a 236 (75-83-78). Ines Pantoli, a transfer from Tyler Junior College, also had a 236 (83-75-78). Chelsey Lollar rounded out the Eastern golfing quintet with a 238 (77-83-78), tying for the 74th slot.
Eastern will return to action from Sept. 24-25, as the Eagles and Gonzaga will co-host the Inland Empire Women's Intercollegiate at Hangman Valley Golf Course in Spokane. This will be the only chance for area golf fans to watch the Eagles play in 2007-08.