Maricopa, Ariz. – In the final contest before the Big Sky Conference Tournament, the Eastern Washington University women's golf team, led by junior Marissa Borja and sophomore Hannah Kim, finished ahead of four conference schools, as the Eagles tied for 16th in the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic on Tuesday, Apr. 7.
Concluding with a low team score of 304 in the final round of the tournament, the Eagles finished with an overall tally of 931, tying Portland State. The low mark also allowed for EWU to finish in front of Northern Colorado, Southern Utah, and Weber State.
Over the course of the two-day tournament, Borja was able to lead all Eastern players, scoring a three-round total of 227 (+11) while shooting a team low 74 (+2) in the first and third rounds. This is the second time this season Borja has finished with EWU's best total score in a tournament.
Kim, who made her first appearance this spring, finished three strokes behind Borja's total, also earning a low of only two over par in the third round.
"I am really proud of the girls this week. This was a very difficult competitive field on a difficult course. Our goal was to be competitive with our conference schools and we went out there and positioned ourselves in front of some good Big Sky programs after the first two rounds. Today they played great. This year we've been in similar situations but seem to lose ground on those teams in the final round. Hannah and Marissa played outstanding and I think they gained some confidence going into the conference tournament."
After completing the spring slate, Eastern will now compete in the Big Sky Tournament, a three day event held in Chandler, Ariz., from Sunday Apr. 19, to Tuesday, Apr. 21.