Cheney, Wash. – For the second to last tournament before the Big Sky Conference Championships, the Eastern Washington University women's golf team will be traveling to Goodyear, Ariz., to take part in the two-day Bobcat Invitational in the Desert on Monday, Mar. 30, and Tuesday, Mar. 31.
The Eagles will play for three rounds on the 6295 yard, par 72, Tre Rios Golf Course, with competition starting at 7:00 a.m., on Monday.
Other than Eastern, the field will contain a number of Big Sky members including Montana State, Idaho State, Northern Arizona, Southern Utah, Montana, and North Dakota. CSU Bakersfield, Creighton, Grand Canyon, and British Columbia will also be competing.
"We are looking forward to this tournament," said head coach Brenda Howe, "The lineup is a little different again as I try to find a combination that will help us beat the teams on our radar. In our lineup, I like the fight that each person has shown me in the past. I feel they are not only competitive on the golf course, but are also mentally and emotionally tough."
EWU's tournament roster will be led by junior Marissa Borja, who was did not compete at the Eagles' previous contest. Borja will look to continue her 2015 season, after a placing tied for 15th at the Red Rocks Invitational back on Feb. 28. Senior Taylor Crandall, who led Eastern with a two-day score of 160 at the Lady Thunderbird Invitational, will come in at number two on the roster. Following Crandall will be freshman Kimberlie Miyamoto for her third competition this spring. Finally, juniors Brooklyn Kraakman and Taylor Anderson will come in at four and five, respectively.
Weather forecasts predict the temperature to be a scorching 90 degrees, with partly cloudy skies for the weekday tournament.