Eastern to face several Big Sky foes for the second week in a row
After a positive showing in its first event of the 2010-11 season, the Eastern Washington University women's golf team will get back to the greens on Monday (Sept. 20), when it travels to Pullman, Wash., to compete in the third-annual Cougar Cup, hosted by Washington State University. The event will run from Monday – Wednesday (Sept. 22), with 18 holes played each day.
Eastern will compete against 11 other teams at the tournament, including three from the Big Sky Conference. Montana, Montana State and Sacramento State will all be in attendance, as will several other familiar teams from around the region, including Washington, Idaho, Seattle and Gonzaga.
This will mark the second year in a row the Eagles compete on the Palouse Ridge Golf Course in Pullman, as the squad played in this same tournament last year. Eastern finished 13th in 2009, behind the teams from Idaho, Nevada and Sacramento State, who took first, second and third, respectively. All three of those teams will be competing again this year.
The Eagles began their 2010-11 campaign earlier this week (Sept. 13-14) at the Circling Raven Collegiate Invitational in Worley, Idaho. The team finished 16th overall with a cumulative score of 952 (321-308-323). Senior Kellie Holmstedt led the squad at the event, as she finished tied for 26th out of 107 total golfers. Her three-round total of 230 (79-74-77) was the best score recorded by the senior in the past two seasons. Montana and Montana State also competed at the Circling Raven, finishing in 10th and 14th place, respectively.