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Women’s Golf Returns to Action at Wyoming Cowgirl Classic

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women's golf team returns to the course at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic at Ocotillo Golf Course in Chandler, the site of the Big Sky Conference Championships, starting Monday.

"The course is always in great shape and we are looking forward to going down and playing," said Head Coach Brad Bedortha.

Sophomore Stephanie Kim carded a two-over 74 to win the individual title in 2010 and help the Lumberjacks post a school record en route a second-place finish in the tournament. Kim shot the lowest round ever at the Cowgirl Classic with a single-round school record 68 (-4) and Northern Arizona's 294 (+6) in the third round was the lowest team round in the event's four-year run.

"She has played well there in the past," said Bedortha. "She is a little frustrated with her game right now. Hopefully it will give her some confidence at a course she has had a lot of success on. It should be good for her."

The Lumberjacks finished tied for second with Colorado State at 33-over par 897, setting a then team record for three-round tournament.

The 2011 field includes host Wyoming, Boise State, BYU, Cal Poly, Eastern Washington, Idaho State, Montana State, New Mexico State, Northern Arizona, Portland State, Sacramento State, Santa Clara, Seattle, South Dakota State, Southern Utah, UC Riverside, Utah Valley, Louisiana Monroe, Montana, Northern Colorado, UTEP, Weber State and Xavier.

The tournament features each of the nine Big Sky Conference schools.

"It is definitely a preview for the conference championships to see how we stack up," said Bedortha.

Both days will begin with a 7:30 a.m. local time shotgun start. The field will play two rounds of 18 holes each on Monday and one final round of 18 holes on Tuesday.