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Women's Golf News & Highlights

April 28, 2013



The Eagles pose with the Championship banner and a plaque won by Drew Men's Tennis. Had the Eagles known, they could have borrowed one of the plaques that they have already been involved in winning. Kearby Benak has three Volleyball Championships, Sarah Webb has three Field Hockey Championships, and Elayna Simpson has her name on a soccer plaque. They will each get their names on a new golf plaque in not too much time.

FLEETWOOD, Pa.- In just its second season of competition, Eastern University Women's Golf claimed a Middle Atlantic Conference Championship. With a solid 380 on the 6,077 yard course at Golden Oaks Golf Club, the Eagles finished 36 strokes ahead of their closest competition.

Kaleigh Boreman led the way with 87, which was good for second overall, but the strength of the Eagles was the depth of their line-up. All five Eastern golfers were in the top 15, and the four counting scores were all in the top 10. Sarah Webb shot a career best 96, and Kearby Benak and Elayna Simpson came through with 98 and 99. Bianca Scrimali struggled on the putting surface, but came through with a 102.

Webb was only a couple bad holes from a really low score. The junior two-sport athlete had five pars on the day. Prior to today, she had never broken 100 in competition. Her scorecard and Benak's looked like mirror images. Benak struggled to a 51 on the front and came back with a 47 on the front. Webb went out in 46 and came home in 50. 

Simpson, who has been playing as the Eagles fifth golfer all year, bogeyed the last seven holes on the course to come through with a 47 on the back nine. Scrimali, the only athlete on the team who does not play another sport, had a really solid day tee-to-green. Once she was on the green, the putter gave her problems. She had six three-putts in the round but felt encouraged coming out of the round that a low score was coming.

Boreman had just one 'other' on her card as she finished three strokes off the lead. Her back-nine 41 was highlighted by pars at 10 and 18 and a birdie out of the sand on the 372 yard 12th. The shot from 30 plus feet away was losing speed as it dropped cleanly into the bottom of the cup.

"Our players are all competitive athletes," the newly named MAC Women's Golf Coach of the Year Nate Davis said. "It was great to see them really focus today in this meet. Sarah Webb was going to receive the Most Improved Golfer Award at tonight's Awards Banquet, and then she goes and blows away her personal best. I am really proud of the way we competed."

In addition to Davis getting recognition. Boreman was named 1st Team All-Conference and Webb, Benak, and Simpson earned spots on the second team.

The Eagles await a ruling from the NCAA on the status of the MAC's AQ.

Box Score

Updated: Sunday, 28 April 2013


Jason Badecki

Jason Badecki

Coach Badecki guided Eastern to a conference championship in his first season as head coach.

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