Women’s Golf Set for the 19th Annual Rio Verde Invitational Tournament
RIO VERDE, Ariz. (EMUEagles.com) — The Eastern Michigan University women’s golf team heads west to the Grand Canyon State to compete in the 19th Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational, Feb. 25-27. This year’s field will feature 18 teams with four out of five individual scores counting towards the team total each day.
The 54-hole tournament, hosted by Western Michigan, takes place Friday through Sunday on the White Wing golf course at Rio Verde Country Club. Live scores will be available on Golfstat.com.
The event features seven Mid-American Conference programs: Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Ohio and WMU.
The estate also includes Bradley, Butler, California Baptist, Illinois State, Kennesaw State, Loyola, Illinois, Missouri State, Oakland, South Dakota, Wichita State, and Xavier .
The event returns after a hiatus due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Originally known as the East/West Rio Verde Invitational, WMU won the first invitational tournament in the spring of 2003 with a score of 614. The event expanded from a 36-hole format to a 54 holes in 2005. This year’s tournament returns to the White Wing course, where it was last held in 2020.
In 2020, the former Eagle Preaw Sripatrprasite (Bangkok, Thailand-Siam International) closed with a 73 to finish tied for ninth with a 223 (74-76-73) in the event after rain washed away the second round. Arkansas State won the tournament in the rain with an 880 (299-289-292), while Northern Illinois finished 12 strokes off the lead with an 892 (302-298-292). ). Eastern Michigan finished in 13th place with a 926 (307-316-303) from the field.
Junior Natai Apichonlati (Bangkok, Thailand-The Regent’s International School) will lead the Eagles roster, followed by first-year Alyssa Di Marcantonio (Maple, Ontario – Tommy Douglas High School). In seats No. 3 and 4 there will be a freshman Dull Kyleigh (Fremont, Ohio-Lakota) and second Anna Watson (Ashland, Ohio-Ashland)while junior Olivia Loberg (Bend, Oregon-Summit) will complete the range.
Fans can also tweet about this year’s event using the hashtag #RV2022.
19th edition of the Rio Verde Invitational – February 25-27, 2021
Or: Rio Verde, Arizona (White Wing Course)
Format: 18 holes every day
Field: Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Bradley, Butler, California Baptist, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Illinois State, Kennesaw State, Loyola (Ill.), Missouri State, Oakland, Ohio, South Dakota, Wichita State, Western Michigan, and xavier
Line up: Natai Apichonlati, Alyssa Di Marcantonio, Dull Kyleigh, Anna Watson, Olivia Loberg