Cheney, Wash. – After recently competing in the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic and finishing ahead of four Big Sky Conference schools, the Eastern Washington University women's golf team looks to enter the Big Sky Championship with a full head of steam when competition kicks off on Sunday, Apr. 19.
Eastern will play a total of three rounds, spread over three days, from Sunday, Apr. 19 to Tuesday, Apr. 21, at the Ocotillo Golf Club in Chandler, Ariz., a challenging 6,272-yard, par 72 course that features numerous water hazards throughout.
Among the competitors will include every single program in the league, including last year's team champion Portland State, who also fielded the 2014 individual champion, A Ram Choi.
The tournament roster for the Eagles will be fronted by junior Marissa Borja and senior Taylor Crandall, who have both led Eastern in scoring for a combined four contests this spring. After making her first tournament appearance in last week's Wyoming Cowgirl Classic, sophomore Hannah Kim will come in at third, while freshman Kimberlie Miyamoto and junior Brooklyn Kraakman follow at four and five.
"We are coming off of a solid performance and I am looking forward to carrying that momentum over to this weekend," said head coach Brenda Howe, "I've been saying all season that teams four through ten are extremely close and competed back and forth all year long. Keeping our sights on those teams, and maintaining a competitive mindset over three days will be critical for us. This line up is playing solid right now, and I am looking forward to a strong showing."
The winner of the BSC Championship will represent the conference at the NCAA West Regional from May 7 to May 9 at the Entrada Golf Course in St. George, Utah.
Initial weather forecasts predict the temperature to be in the mid-nineties for the majority of the contest, paired with slight intermittent breeze at times.