Feb. 23, 2006
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara University women's golf team travels to Sedona, Arizona this weekend to compete in the Red Rocks Invitational. The event, hosted by Northern Arizona University, will be held at the 72-par Oakcreek Country Club on Saturday and Sunday. Play is set to begin with a 9 a.m. shotgun start each day.
The Broncos have the honor of competing for a piece of history, as this weekend marks the first annual Red Rocks Invitational. In addition to Santa Clara, the field for the tournament will include Creighton, Gonzaga, Grand Canyon, Montana, Montana State, Northern Arizona, CS Northridge, Portland State, UC Riverside, Texas-El Paso, Western Michigan and Wyoming.
The Broncos are coming off of a solid showing and third place finish at the Lady Braveheart Challenge two weeks ago in Beaumont. Senior Candice Palmer led the Broncos in the event with two 78-stroke rounds and a sixth place finish in the 68-player field. The finish was Palmer's best of the season and one of the top three in her career. This weekend the Broncos aim to garner their third top-three finish in three events and their first tournament title of the season.
Junior Megan Stoddart leads the Broncos into the event with a 76.20 round average and top-20 finishes in all four events so far this season. Two weeks ago, her two-round score of 163 was good for 17th in the field.
The first round begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday and play continues through the weekend. Spring action will continue Mar. 6-8, when the Broncos compete in the Spartan Invitational in Pleasanton.