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Women's Golf Hosts Red Rocks Invitational March 2-3

TEEING IT UP…

The Northern Arizona University women's golf team will play host to the 2013 Red Rocks Invitational at the Oakcreek Country Club in Sedona, March 2-3. Saturday will be a shot gun start at 12:30 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 2013 Red Rocks Invitational will include 21 teams – host Northern Arizona, British Columbia, Cal Poly, CSU Bakersfield, CSU Northridge, Eastern Michigan, Eastern Washington, Grand Canyon, Idaho State, Montana State, North Dakota, Northern Kentucky, Oakland, Seattle, South Dakota, Southern Utah, Toledo, UC Riverside, Utah Valley, Weber State and Western Michigan.

Two teams return for an eighth consecutive season to the event, including Montana State 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 (6,089 yards) is nestled among the red rocks of Sedona, Ariz., with views beyond compare and the golf course design a masterpiece. For more information, visit www.oakcreekcountryclub.com.

LAST YEAR…

Junior Stephanie Kim shot a three-over par 75 to finish in a tie for fifth overall at the Red Rocks Invitational held at Oakcreek Country Club in Sedona.  She posted rounds of 77-75 to total eight-over par 152 for the two-day event.

Kim was the top Lumberjack in the field, five strokes behind individual champion Caitlin McCleary of Seattle who also carded a 75. McCleary opened with a tournament-best even-par 72 and won by three strokes over Dana Zamprell of Wyoming and Meredith Fairbairn of Eastern Michigan.

Eastern Michigan won the team title by 14 strokes with a tournament-best 298 on Sunday to finish with a two-day total of 603. Seattle was second at 617, while Xavier placed third at 619. Grand Canyon was fourth at 621 followed by NAU at 632.

NAU finished ahead of Big Sky competitors Montana State, Northern Colorado, Weber State, Montana and Eastern Washington.

Freshman Laura Jabczenski had a solid tournament at 14-over par, finishing tied for 24th overall at 158. She recorded rounds of 78 and 80. Freshman Susana Mejia was four strokes back at 162 after an 83 on Sunday.

Sophomore Kaitlen Parsons improved six strokes in the second round with a seven-over par 79 to tie for 55th overall. Freshman Darian Spivey was 11 strokes better with a 79. Freshman Melissa Olson had an 82 playing as an individual.

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.

Archives 2013-14