October 1, 2008

Mikulecky Earns Big Sky GOW Honors

Oct. 1, 2008

After the Eastern Washington University women's golf team garnered an incredible total of six Big Sky Conference Golfer of the Week accolades during the 2007-08 season, the most in league history, Marli Mikulecky attained Eastern's first set of honors for the 2008-09 campaign.

The senior tied for 20th at the CU Heather Farr Memorial Invitational contested in Broomfield, Colo., after carding a 218 (75-73-70), the third-lowest three-round score in EWU history. Her final round of 70 tied for sixth in school annals.

The award is her fourth in four years, as she has now earned honors one time apiece in each of her four years as an Eagle.

Mikulecky helped the Eagles to a team score of 921 (308-305-308) and a placement of 15th at the tournament. Eastern Washington defeated the other four Big Sky teams participating in the tournament and improved to 7-1 against league schools in 2008-09.

"I'm really happy for Marli," head coach Marc Hughes said. "She works very hard and takes the game seriously. It's very easy to root for and feel good about someone who earns honors with hard work. I have been telling her that at some point, she's going to kick it up a notch. She has improved each year here and, at some point, will be even better than she is now."

The Eagles return to action in the three-day Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational to take place from Monday-Wednesday (Oct. 6-8). Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash., will play host to the event.

"This tournament and course will resemble what players on the LPGA tour see each week," Hughes said. "Marli has aspirations of playing professionally, and it will be good for her to see and feel it."

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