The Eastern Michigan University women’s golf team is off to New Braunfels, Texas to compete in the Jim West Challenge at the Bandit Golf Club. Like the men’s team, should weather hold up, the lady Eagles are looking at temperatures from the mid 70’s to low 80’s. The Eagles are geared for the rest of their season.
The workouts have been consistent since the season ended last October.
“Over the Christmas break, we all worked on our fitness to maintain our strength,” Senior Corey Crossan said.
“I have been injured the past four months, so I have been focusing on getting my entire game back at the moment. The rest of the team has been really focusing on their short game.”
The first tournament of the spring season will be held Feb. 17-18.
Teams in the Tournament
Ball State University
Boise State University
Brigham Young University
California State University, Fullerton
Colorado State University
Eastern Michigan University
Missouri State University
New Mexico State University
Texas State University
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
University of Texas at El Paso
University of the Incarnate Word
Westbrook Spring Invitational - Peoria, Ariz.
Mar. 7-9 Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational – Rio Verde, Ariz.
UALR Golf Classic - Hot Springs, Ark.
Apr. 5-6 UNCW Seahawk Classic – Wilmington, N.C.
Apr. 12-13 @ Dolores Black Falcon Invitational – Bowling Green, Ohio
The Eagles only had one top five finish during the fall part of the season. They are looking for improvement going into the second half of the season.
Top finishes of 2013-2014 (to date)
Mary Fossum Invitational in East Lansing, Mich.:
Freshman Kelsey Murphy claimed a top 15 spot in her EMU debut, tying in 14th place with a score of 226. The last Eagles freshman to lead the team in scoring in the first tournament of the season was Catherine Fortin, when she shot a 237 in 2004 at the Notre Dame Invitational.
The team finished in tenth place.
Nittany Lion Invitational in University Park, Pa.:
Crossan not only nabbed her seventh career top-25 outing, but also, scored a career-low round of 71 to finish as the Eagles top golfer for the match in a tie for 25th.
The team finished in ninth place.
MAC Preview in Fishers, Ind.:
Junior Sylvie Williams and Murphy finished in a tie for third place.
This was both Williams’ and Murphy’s first career top five finish.
The team finished in a tie for third place.