Eagles Gear Up for Final Outing Before Big Sky Championship
Eastern will compete close to home on Sunday in unique individual contest
The Eastern Washington University women’s golf team will have a chance to play two more rounds of competitive golf before the pinnacle event of the 2010-11 season – the Big Sky Conference Championships, held April 18-20 in Chandler, Ariz.
On Sunday (April 10), Eastern will travel 33 miles to the east to play in the Gonzaga Spring Individual Invitational at the Liberty Lake Golf Course in Liberty Lake, Wash. Individuals from the Gonzaga women’s golf team, as well as Idaho, Washington and Washington State will all be in tow for this one-day, 36-hole event, which features only individual scoring. No team scores or overall team placing will be recorded.
The Eagles are excited to have one more opportunity to play a few full rounds of golf, as the team has had limited practices and competitions due to a squally spring in the Inland Northwest.
In its most recent outing, Eastern finished 21st out of 23 teams at the 2011 Wyoming Cowgirl Classic. EWU finished behind seven of the Big Sky schools, but did manage to edge Idaho State by 20 strokes.
Eastern carded a total team score of 977 (333-322-322) at the Ocotillo Golf Resort in Chandler, Ariz., while its second and third round scores of 322 marked the lowest team effort of the spring season.
Senior Kellie Holmstedt has proved to be the biggest threat on the Eagle roster, as she boasts a team-leading 79.2 stroke average. Sophomore Jayme Carbon is averaging 80.9 strokes per round, while sophomore Morgan Lee is third on the squad at 84.3. Lee recorded a career-best 75 in the third round of the Cowgirl Classic last weekend.