The Eastern Michigan University women’s golf team finished in 13th place out of a 14-school field at the Westbrook Invitational held Feb 23-24.
The tournament was host to some of the best players around the country.
Corey Crossan, who had a career-best three-round score, was very happy with her team’s performance.
“The tournament went really well for us,” Crossan said. “We almost broke our team’s school record on the last day of the tournament with a score of 291. We didn’t place well in the tournament because there were a ton of top fifty schools there, but we played really well.”
Crossan finished the tournament in a tie for 18th place. She scored a career-best three-round 217 (70, 72, 75). This gave her a seven-stroke shave off her previous low of 224 from the 2013 MAC Championships. This was also the fourth time Crossan finished in a top 20 seed for her beloved Eagles. She finished one over par.
Karyn Lee Ping finished in a tie for 29th with a three-round score of 219 (72, 75, 72). She finished three over par.
Freshman Kelsey Murphy played very well for her tie in 33rd. She scored a 220 (75, 75, 70), including a third round score of two under par. This put her at four over par for the tournament.
Sylvie Williams placed a tie at 69th in the tournament finishing eight strokes behind Murphy with a three-round score of 228 (78, 76, 74). She finished the tournament 12 over par.
Lois Schoof finished in 76th with a three-round score of 235 (79, 80, 76). She shot 19 over par.
Many of the Eagles are still dealing with injuries from earlier in the season.
“We are all pretty sore, but we are just doing our rehab to make sure our injuries don’t get any worse,” Crossan said.
Ohio State University and the University of Oregon did heavy battle for their positions on the leaderboards. Ohio State was trailing Oregon going into the third round of the tournament, but Ohio State bested Oregon by a margin of 16 strokes.
The Eagles head to Rio Verde, Ariz. March 7-8 for the Verde Collegiate Invitational.