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March 1, 2013

Women’s Golf Hosts Red Rocks Invitational Saturday and Sunday

Red Rocks Invitational Tournament Information

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SEDONA, Ariz. - 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 feature a 8 a.m. shot gun start with 18 holes played each day.

"We have had good couple weeks of practice and hopefully that hard work will pay off with some good scores," said Head Coach Brad Bedortha. "I like the way we have been playing. I do not see any reason we should be able to go out and perform very well."

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.

The Lumberjacks are playing their second tournament of the spring after finishing second at The Lumberjack at Ocotillo Feb. 11-13 in Chandler.

Bedortha will field a lineup for the 36-hole event with senior Stephanie Kim at No. 1. She tied for fifth overall last year after posting rounds of 77-75 to total eight-over par 152 for the two-day event.

"We have been working really hard and I am excited about my last Red Rocks Invitational," said Kim, who will be playing in the event for the fourth time. "It goes by so fast. I am excited to play at Oakcreek."

The Lumberjacks practice at Oakcreek Country Club several times each week during the spring semester.

"It is a really nice track with beautiful scenery," said Kim. "The course is amazing and is always in great condition. We are looking forward to it."

Kim will be joined in the lineup by freshman Savana Bezdicek, junior Kaitlen Parsons and sophomores Melissa Olson and Darian Spivey. Sophomores Laura Jabczenski and Susana Mejia will compete as individuals.  

"There is some competition for the final spots in our lineup right now," said Bedortha. "Those players are competing and know they have to play better to compete on a regular basis. It helps that we have people competing for those spots."