Goodyear, Ariz. - For the second time this spring, senior Taylor Crandall led the Eastern Washington University women's golf team, shooting a three-round total of 234 (+18), placing tied for 15th, as the Eagles competed in the Bobcat Invitational on Monday, Mar. 30, and Tuesday, Mar. 31.
Crandall, who also had a solid performance in Eastern's previous tournament, finished with low score of 77 in the first round of competition. The Santee, Calif., native also scored a 78 and 79 on the second and third rounds, respectively.
Junior Marissa Borja and freshman Kimberlie Miyamoto matched Crandall's low score of the tournament in the second and third rounds and finalized their tournament scores at 240 and 241. Junior Brooklyn Kraakman finalized her two-day total at 247, while senior Taylor Anderson finished at a clip of 253.
As a team, the Eagles placed tied for sixth out of 10 schools, combining for a mark of 959 (+95). Eastern outscored two fellow Big Sky Conference members in North Dakota and Idaho State.
"After a struggle during the first round, we improved a little in the last two," said head coach Brenda Howe, "Taylor Crandall was steady this week considering a couple of her rounds started off rough. Marissa finished off the tournament strong after an uncharacteristic first round. We're still needing to find the consistency in the four and five spots. Fortunately our next event is in a few days and I am hoping the back to back events will create more of a consistent cofimpetitive flow versus having a lull between in events."
After this week's performance, EWU will be right back in the thick of it next week, taking part in the Cowgirl Classic in Maricopa, Ariz., on Monday, Apr. 6, and Tuesday, Apr. 7