Martinez Signs with EWU Golf

April 18, 2008

Neddy Martinez, a native of Pasco, Wash., and senior at Pasco High School, has signed a letter of intent with the Eastern Washington University women's golf team for the 2008-09 season, head coach Marc Hughes announced.

"She is one of the best players in the CBL, and I think she is going to play right away for us because of her strong work ethic," Hughes said. "She is also an upbeat person in general who brings with her good vibes and karma. That's a good trait for a golfer, and Eastern is really fortunate to have Neddy coming our way."

Martinez has earned impressive accolades throughout her high school career with the Bulldogs. She was named the Tri-City Herald's All-Area Most Valuable Player her freshman and junior seasons and earned mention to the first team as a sophomore. She was a member of the Big 9 Conference's first team her initial two years of play before earning Columbia Basin League Player of the Year accolades as a junior.

The third-year team captain has a pair of district tournament titles under her belt (Big 9 as a freshman and CBL as a junior) to go with a fourth-place Big 9 finish her sophomore campaign. She had her best showing at the state tournament that sophomore season, when she placed third at Hangman Valley Golf Course in Spokane.

She also has had some impressive performances at Washington Junior Golf Association tournaments, finishing eighth in 2005, third in 2006 and 13th in 2007.

"I am really excited about Neddy," Hughes said. "She's one of those people who will be very easy to manage because she keeps an orderly house, so to speak, with all phases of her life. She will be a great addition to our program."

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