SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The 2012 SCU Colby Invitational is underway at Silver Creek Valley Country Club in San Jose. A light rain fell last night in the area, but has not affected the tournament schedule, which spans 18 holes both today and tomorrow.
The tournament is named after Marygrace Colby (pictured with SCU players), who was hired by Santa Clara 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 tournament medalist will be honored with the 'Bill Kahl Trophy' named after Bill Kahl, who was a professor in SCU's Leavey School of Business and a long-time member at Silver Creek Valley CC.
"Not only is it our home event, but it allows us to honor Marygrace Colby for all of her work and dedication to this University and its athletic department," SCU head coach Krystal Kelly said. "Professor Kahl had many of my players in his classes. He supported the program in so many ways, and touched so many lives, so it seemed very fitting to name the individual championship trophy in his honor."
Fans and supporters are encouraged to attend. Play begins Tuesday at 8 a.m. as well.
SCU Colby Invitational
Dates (Site): Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 22-23, 2012 (San Jose, Calif.)
Host: Santa Clara University
Tournament Field (11 teams): Santa Clara, Cal Poly, Northern Colorado, Sacramento State, CSU Northridge, UC Riverside, Seattle, Montana State, CSU Bakersfield, IUPIU, Ball State, Santa Clara (5 IND), Sacramento State (4 IND), Cal Poly (1 IND), CSU Bakersfield (1 IND)
Details: 36-hole event. Both days will begin with 8 a.m. local tee times. The field will play one round of 18 holes on Monday and one final round of 18 holes on Tuesday
Course: Silver Creek Country Club
Yardage/Par: 6,146 yards/Par 72
Course Number/Address: (408) 239-5888
5460 Country Club Pkwy, San Jose 95138
Results: GolfStat.com (following each round)