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February 23, 2010

Lumberjacks Host Red Rocks Invitational This Weekend

SEDONA, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona University women's golf team will play host to the 2010 Red Rocks Invitational at the Oakcreek C.C. in Sedona, Feb. 27-28. Saturday will be a shot gun start at 1 p.m., while Sunday will start at 8 a.m. with a shot gun start with 18 holes played each day.

THE FIELD...
The field for the 2010 Red Rocks Invitational will include 18 teams – host Northern Arizona, Cal Poly, CS-Bakersfield, Eastern Michigan, Grand Canyon, Louisiana Monroe, Montana, Montana State, Northern Colorado, North Dakota State, Portland, South Carolina Upstate, Southern Utah, UC-Riverside, Utah Valley, Western Michigan, Western New Mexico and Xavier.

Four teams return for a fifth consecutive season to the event, including Montana, Montana State, Northern Arizona and Western Michigan.

THE COURSE...
Oakcreek Country Club, designed by the famous father and son team of Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Robert Trent Jones Jr., can truly be described as a work of art. The par 72, 18-hole championship golf course (6,084 yards) is nestled among the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona with views beyond compare and the golf course design a masterpiece. For more information, visit www.oakcreekcountryclub.com.

LAST YEAR…
Junior Megan Buck finished tied for second with a seven-over par 151 as the top finisher for the Northern Arizona. Buck carded a three-over par 75 in the final round to finish in a three-way tie with a pair of Michigan teammates, Ashley Bauer and Lydia Benitez. Montana State’s Kelly Gillum won the individual title with a four-over par 148 helped by a one-over par 73 in the final round. NAU finished fourth overall at 629, three strokes behind third-place finisher Winthrop. Oral Roberts was second at 622. Michigan won the team title with a 33-over par 609. The Lumberjacks were led by sophomore Alexa Kim, who finished sixth overall at 153 after a seven-over par 79 in the final round. Senior Ali Carter posted the low round for the Lumberjacks in the playing lineup with a 77 to finish in a tie for 13th.

DIRECTIONS...
Oakcreek Country Club (690 Bell Rock Blvd. • Sedona, AZ 86351 • (928) 284-1660) -- Head North on I-17 to Sedona exit. Take left on I-179 towards Sedona. Take left at the second stop light, Verde Valley School Road. Follow road for half a mile until four-way stop at Bell Rock Blvd. Turn right (north) and the course is on your left.

RED ROCKS INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT HISTORY…
Click here for team and individual records and year-by-year results.