SEDONA, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona University women's golf team will play host to the 2011 Red Rocks Invitational at the Oakcreek C.C. in Sedona, Feb. 25-26. Possible weather issues forced the start of the tournament to begin Friday with shot gun starts both days. The tournament was originally scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.
"We are looking forward to competing again," said Head Coach Brad Bedortha. "Our practices have been going very well. We have three seniors who get to play their last home tournament. It will be bittersweet watching them play this week."
The field for the 2011 Red Rocks Invitational will include 18 teams – host Northern Arizona, Eastern Michigan, Eastern Washington, Grand Canyon, Idaho State, Montana, Montana State, Nevada, Northern Colorado, North Dakota State, Portland, South Carolina Upstate, South Dakota, Southern Utah, Toledo, Utah Valley, Weber State and Western Michigan.
Five teams return for a sixth consecutive season to the event, including Montana, Montana State, Northern Arizona and Western Michigan.
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.
The Northern Arizona women's golf team came back from five strokes down to win the 2010 Red Rocks Invitational by four strokes over Cal Poly at Oakcreek Country Club. NAU posted a tournament-best 301 in the final round and four players were among the top eight finishers in the field of 105 players.
Alexa Kim tied the tournament record with a one-under par 71, the low round of the tournament, to lead the Lumberjack victory. Kim, who tied for fourth overall, at seven-over par 151, posted a two-over par 38 over the first nine holes before recording her first birdie on the par 5 10th hole. She moved to even par for the day with a birdie at the par-3 150-yard 13th hole and closed the round with a birdie on the par-4, 385-yard par 4.
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.