Aurora, Ore. – For its third tournament of the season, the Eastern Washington University golf team traveled down to Aurora, Ore., for the Rose City Collegiate hosted by Portland State from Sept. 28-29. The tournament consisted of three rounds at the Langdon Farms Golf Club, a par-72, 6,057 yard course.
In the three rounds the Eagles shot for a total of 954 (311-309-323) placing them 12th overall. Leading the team was freshman Kirsten Ishikawa with a score of 233 (76-75-82) good for 48th overall. Her 75 stroke, three-over par, performance in round two was a team best. Trailing behind Ishikawa was junior Hannah Kim with a score of 237 (76-78-83), placing her tied for 55th. Both Ishikawa and Kim have remained consistent in the tournaments so far, shooting 230 and 229 respectively, in last week's contest. Senior Marissa Borja began play on a low note, shooting round totals of 81 ad 86, after her team best 229 score last week. But on the second day she rebounded with a solid score of 77, totaling 244 for the tournament.
Coach Brenda Howe shared her thoughts on the event, "Kirsten played solid this week. Her maturity on the course as a freshman is impressive. Hannah also posted a couple of solid rounds. Although Marissa struggled the first two rounds, I was very proud of the effort she made when it came to handling her emotions on the course for round three, helping her to shoot a 77. Having a bye week, so to speak, will be a chance for us to regroup and rest up after a long stretch of traveling and competing. "
Finishing first in the tournament was San Francisco shooting for a total of 871 (285-296-290). In the Big Sky conference, Eastern Washington finished ahead of Montana, but hosts Portland State led the conference with an eighth-place finish.
The Eagles close out their fall schedule at the Pat Lesser Harbottle Invitational in Tacoma, Wash. Held over two days, the tournament begins Monday, Oct. 12.