Bronco Women’s Golf Hosting SCU Colby Invitational

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The Santa Clara University women's golf program is preparing to host the 2010 SCU Colby Invitational at San Jose's Silver Creek Valley Country Club on Monday and Tuesday, October 25-26.

The 36-hole tournament will begin Monday morning and run through Tuesday with 18 holes being played both days. There will be an 8 a.m. shotgun start on both Monday and Tuesday.

Silver Creek Valley Country Club plays to a par-72 with a yardage of 6,059 and has a course rating of 74.0 with a slope rating of 140. The seven-team field is led by Fresno State University, who brings in a ranking of No. 82 by GolfWeek.

"Thanks to our mental game consultant, Rick Sessinghaus, the team is doing a great job of putting outcome goals aside and focusing only on the process of making each shot," says Santa Clara head coach Polly Schulze. "This is always a work in progress but I am really proud of how well they are taking to this concept."

The Broncos out-played the field in final round play at the Firestone Grill Invitational in Nipomo last time out. SCU shot a tournament-best round of 300 to place second overall in the nine-team event hosted by Cal Poly.

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Key tournament supporters include Marygrace Colby and the Birdies for Wishes program. Colby, who was hired by Santa Clara University in 1963 "to direct and instruct young women in recreational and athletic pursuits." For years Marygrace selflessly and single-handedly coached ALL women's sports at Santa Clara!

"The Santa Clara women's sports programs would not be where are where they are today without Marygrace," says Schulze. "This tournament is our small way of thanking Marygrace for years of support, for not only past female athletes at Santa Clara but for our present day athletes and those to come."

As is done on the LPGA and PGA Tours, this event will be one that creates local charitable giving. Through Santa Clara's Birdies For Wishes program over $30,000 has been raised to benefit The Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation.

The goal for the Colby Invitational is to raise another $2,000. Devcon Construction has generously pledged $10 for every birdie and $15 for every eagle made by all players. Each school competing has received permission for their student-athletes to participate in the fundraising portion of the event.

Daily results for the tournament will be available at golfstat.com.

Silver Creek Valley Country Club Course Information:
Phone: (408) 239-5888
Address: 5460 Country Club Pkwy, San Jose 95138

The Santa Clara Colby Invitational field:
Boston College (152)
Fresno State University (82)
CSU Fullerton (150)
University of Nevada (112)
University of California, Riverside (160)
University of British Columbia (NR)
Santa Clara University (132)