Cheney, Wash. – In the final tournament before the Big Sky Conference Championship, the Eastern Washington University women's golf team will compete in the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic held in Maricopa, Ariz., on Monday, Apr. 6, and Tuesday, Apr. 7.
The Eagles will play for three rounds on the 6,186-yard, par 72 Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club course, starting competition at 7:45 a.m., on Monday.
Within the field of 22 teams, the largest amount Eastern has faced this year, a total of nine additional Big Sky Conference teams will make an appearance, including Weber State, Northern Arizona, Idaho, Sacramento State, Portland State, Southern Utah, Montana State, Montana, and Northern Colorado.
Outside of the Big Sky, Wyoming, BYU, Santa Clara, Utah Valley, Nevada, Washington State, San Francisco, New Mexico State, Boise State, Seattle, UTEP, and Lamar will all compete as well.
Eastern will be spearheaded by senior Taylor Crandall, who led the Eagles in their previous two tournaments. Following Crandall is junior Marissa Borja and freshman Kimberlie Miyamoto, who both scored a 241 and 240, respectively, in last week's Bobcat Invitational. Finalizing the EWU roster is senior Caitilin Rice, and for her first appearance this spring, sophomore Hannah Kim.
"As we lead up to the conference tournament, this week will be a good opportunity for us to compete against the majority of conference schools one last time before we all compete for the title," said head coach Brenda Howe, "It'll be important for us to have those schools on our radar and remember our purpose out there. This is a big competitive field, so it is critical that we show up ready to compete from the get go."
Early forecasts predict the temperature to be in the mid-eighties, paired with clear skies and slight wind.