After Three Days of Tough Competition, Women's Golf Finishes Tied for Eighth at Big Sky Championship

After Three Days of Tough Competition, Women's Golf Finishes Tied for Eighth at Big Sky Championship

Chandler, Ariz. - After shooting the lowest team score just a day ago, the Eastern Washington University women's golf team finalized its season at the 2015 Big Sky Conference Championship, placing tied for eighth on the the final day of competition on Tuesday, Apr. 21.

Eastern recorded its highest score of the three-day contest, finishing with a team score of 326 to complete the tournament with overall mark of 932 (308-298-326).

"Today was obviously not the finish we wanted," said head coach Brenda Howe, "We just struggled all around. I am encouraged by the fact that we had two solid rounds and put ourselves into position. We were picked to finish tenth and came on knowing we were better than that. Four of our players are returning next year, so I think these first two days will only help them as we move forward. We've shown we are able to be competitive, and it is important to take that way from this tournament."

Junior Marissa Borja finished in the top 20, shooting a 229 (72-74-83) for a two-way tie for 19th place, while sophomore Hannah Kim and freshman Kimberlie Miyamoto followed close behind with a 231 (76-75-80) and a 236 (82-74-80), respectively.

Junior Brooklyn Kraakman ended her tournament performance scoring 239 (79-75-85), and senior Taylor Crandall rounded out the EWU roster just behind with a 240 (81-76-83).

Northern Arizona won its ninth Big Sky Championship title, finishing with a team score of 901 (301-303-297), while Portland State's A Ram Choi repeated as the individual championship after using two one-under par scores in the second and third rounds to secure the victory.

Sacramento State finished in second, as Idaho, Southern Utah, and Montana rounded out the top five.

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