Borja Wins Individual Title At Southern Utah Invitational

Las Vegas, Nev. - Sophomore Marissa Borja shot a two-round total of 145 to claim the individual trophy as the Eastern Washington women's golf team placed sixth overall at the Southern Utah Invitational on Mar. 13-14.

Borja fired off a 72 in the first round to finish at even par before scoring a second-round score of 73 to pace a field of 71 golfers.

"I'm really proud of Marissa," head coach Brenda Howe said." She put herself in position a couple of times this year and she handled her game perfectly."

As a team, EWU finished sixth with a total score of 631. The Eagles recorded a score of 312 on the first day before shooting a 319 on the second day to finish just four strokes behind fifth-place South Dakota State.

Eastern's team score was better than three of five other Big Sky teams competing at the invite, trailing only the invitational champion, Weber State (314-301-615) and Southern Utah, which finished third with a score of 617.

"From a team standpoint, we have a lot of work to do in the next few weeks," Howe said. "We need to continue to develop our depth. The two through five positions will be crucial in the next month in order to be competitive."

Junior Taylor Crandall finished tied for 28th with a two-round score of 161, highlighted by an opening-round score of 77.

EWU is back in action on Monday, April 7, at the Cowgirl Classic in Maricopa, Ariz. The invite is the Eagles' final tune-up before the Big Sky Championships begin on Sunday, April 20, in Chandler, Ariz.

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