Chandler, Ariz. - After securing the lowest team score on the second day of competition, the Eastern Washington University women's golf team jumped up into fifth place at the 2015 Big Sky Conference Championship, shooting a stellar 298 on Monday, Apr. 20.
After completing the second round with a sub-300 score, Eastern now joins first place Southern Utah and third place Sacramento State as the only teams to reach that mark in the Big Sky finale so far.
With the third-best two-day score at a BSC Championship in program history, the Eagles now sit only two strokes behind NAU, three strokes behind the Hornets, and four behind Idaho. SUU leads the field at 598, after repeating yesterday's score of 299.
Following Miyamoto and Borja, junior Brooklyn Kraakman shot 75, while sophomore Hannah Kim used a five birdie performance to match her score. Senior Taylor Crandall rounded out the EWU roster at four strokes over par.
Currently, Borja, using a two-day score of 146, sits in a two-way tie for fifth place, as the Thunderbirds' Taylor Viquelia continues to holds first place with a -4.
"I am extremely pleased with today's performance," said head coach Brenda Howe, "The ladies played solid all day and were extremely consistent. The three, four and five scores are always critical when posting a low score, and I feel like we finally were able to put it all together today. Kimberlie played great today. I know she's been a little frustrated the past month with some her finishes, so today was good for her from a mental standpoint."
As a team, Eastern accumulated fifteen birdies in round two, and after recording ten on the first day, now lead all schools for the most birdies in the competition so far.
The Eagles will be back in action for the third and final round of the tournament tomorrow, Tuesday, Apr. 21, with a tee time of 7:00 a.m.