October 16, 2013

Borja Honored By Big Sky Conference For Weekend Performance

OGDEN, Utah - Sophomore Marissa Borja has been selected as the Big Sky Conference Golfer of the Week after finishing in third place at the Wyoming Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate this past weekend, the league announced Wednesday.

Borja, a sophomore from Spring Valley, Calif., opened play with a four-over-par 76. She followed with a three-under-par 69 and closed with a 73 to finish with a two-over-par 218.  Borja's 69 was a career-low, and tied for the low round in the tournament.

The tournament was held Oct. 12-13 at the Classic Club in Palm Desert, Calif.

Borja was the low Big Sky golfer in a field that included seven league teams. Cal State Fullerton won the 20-team tournament with a 54-hole total of 909. Clariss Guce of Cal State Northridge and Cal Poly's Taylor Yoshitake tied for first at 213.

"I'm so proud of Marissa," said head coach Brenda Howe. "For the second time this season, she positioned herself to possibly win a tournament and showed maturity that is great to see in a sophomore."

Borja helped Eastern Washington to a 15th-place finish. The Eagles shot rounds of 319, 308 and 314 for a 941 total team score.  That tally was an incredible 27 strokes and four places better than their finish at the same tournament in 2012.

This is Borja's first career Golfer of the Week honor.

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