Women's Golf News & Highlights
April 27, 2014
BACK-TO-BACK: Eagles Win Second MAC Title
With that score, Eastern finished five strokes ahead of the second place Alvernia Crusaders and nine strokes ahead of the Manhattanville Valiants.
Eastern sophomore Bianca Scrimali shot a career low 88 to finish tied for third overall. Eastern’s Kaleigh Boreman, Sarah Hart and Sarah Webb all shot 94s, to finish tied for 10th place. With the top-5 finish, Scrimali was named First-Team All-Conference and Boreman, Hart and Webb were all Second-Team with the the top-10 finish.
Hart tied her career low and Webb set her career low. Hart, on her final hole, avoided a small pond and chipped to within two feet of the hole and finished the hole at par.
Eagles head coach Jason Badecki said that consistency led to the Eagles victory. “We didn’t have any giant numbers or any double-digit holes,” he said. “Those can be round-killers.”
Coach Badecki, who earned MAC Coach of the Year honors, credits his players’ team-oriented mindset as another key part of their success. “Everybody played for one another,” he said. He used junior Kaleigh Boreman as an example. He said that Boreman wasn’t having her best round, but she kept grinding when she could have packed up. “She has a lot of pressure on her as our top golfer, and she could have let her 94 blow up into a 100,” he said. "And she if had done that, we would have lost.”
The Eagles, with their second conference championship in three years as a program, have qualified for the NCAA Championship for the first time. The three day tournament will be at Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. at the Mission Inn Resort & Club starting on May 13.
Updated: Wednesday, 04 June 2014