Friday, March 23, 2012

University of Colorado Dominates at Inaugural Clover Cup at Longbow Golf Club

(MESA, Ariz.) - University of Colorado women's golf team blistered the field by 31 strokes (largest margin of victory in school history) to win the 2012 Clover Cup, a three-day collegiate women’s golf competition at Longbow Golf Club March 16 through 18. The Buffs finished 1-2-3 on the leader board and shot a team score of 9-under-par 855.  Senior Jess Wallace edged out sophomore Alex Stewart and senior Emily Talley for medalist honors.

Perhaps the Rocky Mountain type weather appealed to the Buffs, as play was halted on three occasions due to heavy rain including a pelting of hail that prompted one of the stoppages.

“Despite some rough spring weather on Sunday, we were able to close out a successful 2012 Clover Cup,” said Jay Larscheid, General Manger of Longbow Golf Club.  “Although CU ran away with it, the competitors continued to grind it out on a golf course that was set up to challenge every part of their game.  We look forward to building on the momentum from this event and turning it into one of the premier events in the country.”

The 2012 Clover Cup’s field included Notre Dame (No. 58, Golfweek/Sagarin ranking), Iowa State (No. 33), Oklahoma (No. 30), Colorado (No. 15), Minnesota (No. 93), Tulsa (No. 35), SMU (101), Furman (84), Florida International (62), Cincinnati (126), Michigan (59) and Texas Tech (No. 29).

“We are very excited about being a part of the Clover Cup tournament,” says Irish head coach Susan Holt. “Serving as hosts of the tournament is a great opportunity for our program.  Longbow Golf Club reached out to us last year about being a part of this.  It’s a fantastic golf course and gives us an opportunity to compete in that part of the country, early in the spring.”

Longbow Golf Club is a nationally recognized daily fee golf course located in Mesa, Arizona within Longbow Business Park.  Often described as the “Essence of Arizona Golf,” Longbow Golf Club serves up a desert golf experience that is firmly tied to the traditions of the game.

Designed by Ken Kavanaugh, Longbow is consistently rated top notch by leading golf writers and publications, and was honored as one of the Top 100 Resort Courses in the Country, Golfweek 2009; Top 20 Best Public Access Courses in Arizona, Golfweek 2010; Top 25 Courses in Arizona, Golf Magazine 2010 and has received numerous other awards and top rankings.

Longbow Golf Club is Another Daedalus Development.  To learn more about Longbow Golf Club or to book a tee time, call 480.807.5400 or visit


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