TU to host Dale McNamara Invitational at TCC

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Tulsa, Okla. – The Tulsa women’s golf team will host the Dale McNamara Invitational, Monday-Tuesday, April 10-11, at the Tulsa Country Club. The course measures 6,112 yards and plays to a par 70. The 54-hole tournament will be played in two days with 36 holes on Monday and the final 18 holes on Tuesday.

The nine-team field includes BYU, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Fresno State, Kansas, Missouri State, New Mexico State, Oral Roberts and host Tulsa.

Among Tulsa’s eight participants, three are local golfers including senior Nadia Majidizadeh, from Tulsa’s Union High School, sophomore Mackenzie Medders, from Jenks High School, and true freshman Taylor Dobson, from Broken Arrow High School.

Majidizadeh shares the team scoring lead with freshman Greta Bruner with a 74.8 stroke average. Majidizadeh is coming off of a career-best third-place finish at the John Kirk Panther Invitational for her sixth-top-25 performance of the season. Bruner, from Conroe, Texas, has also placed among the top-25 in six events this year with a season-best fourth-place finish.

The tournament is named for legendary Tulsa golf coach Dale McNamara. McNamara coached 26 years at The University of Tulsa, and took the TU women’s golf program from the ground floor to national prominence, winning four national championships. Tulsa won two AIAW national titles, 1980 and 1982 under McNamara’s guidance, as well as the first-ever NCAA Championship in 1982 and another NCAA title in 1988.

The Dale McNamara Invitational is the 20th regular season collegiate golf tournament that Tulsa has hosted since the inception of the women’s golf program in 1974-75. It’s the fifth Dale McNamara Invitational and the first since the 2013 fall season. In the previous 19 Tulsa-hosted tournaments, the Golden Hurricane has won nine titles.

This is the first of the 20 tournaments that will be held during the spring season, as the previous 19 events were played during the fall.

The Tulsa Country Club course served as the host site for the 1999 and 2014 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship.

 

 

THE 2017 DALE McNAMARA INVITATIONAL

Monday, April 10 – Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tulsa Country Club • Tulsa, Oklahoma

Hosted by The University of Tulsa

 

Live Scoring: Birdiefire.com

https://www.birdiefire.com/tournament/

Hashtag:        #TheDaleMac

Format:          54-Hole Tournament • Two Days

Monday • 36 holes • 8 a.m. start Tees #1 and #10; Second Round start

at 1:15 p.m., Tees #1 and #10

Tuesday • 18 holes • 8 a.m. start Tees #1 and #10

Teams:           Nine-Team Field

BYU, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Fresno State, Kansas, Missouri State, New Mexico State, Oral Roberts and host Tulsa

The Name:      The tournament is named for legendary Tulsa women’s golf coach Dale McNamara … McNamara coached 26 years at The University of Tulsa, and took the TU women’s golf program from the ground floor to national prominence, winning four national championships … her first national crown came at the 1980 AIAW National Championship … won the final AIAW National Championship in 1982 and the inaugural NCAA title that same year … her team also won the 1988 NCAA Championship as her daughter, Melissa, was the individual medalist.

 

History of Tulsa-Hosted Regular Season Tournaments

Year       Tournament                                        Tulsa             Team               Medalist                                         Course                         Par

Finish           Champion

1976        Golden Hurricane Invitational        1st (597)        Tulsa                    Nancy Lopez, Tulsa                        Cedar Ridge CC              72

1977        Golden Hurricane Invitational        4th (967)        SMU                    Beth Daniel, Furman                       Cedar Ridge CC              72

1978        Golden Hurricane Invitational        3rd (935)        Arizona State     Vicki Singleton, ASU                      Cedar Ridge CC              72

1979        Nancy Lopez Invitational                1st (926)        Tulsa                    Sharon Barrett, Tulsa                     Cedar Ridge CC              72

1980        Nancy Lopez Invitational                1st (919)        Tulsa                    Barb Thomas, Tulsa                       Cedar Ridge CC              72

1981        Nancy Lopez Invitational                1st (923)        Tulsa                    Val Skinner, Okla. State                  Cedar Ridge CC              72

1982        Nancy Lopez Invitational                1st (915)        Tulsa                    Kathy Baker, Tulsa                          Cedar Ridge CC              72

1984        Nancy Lopez Invitational                2nd (925)       Arizona State     Melissa McNamara, Tulsa             Cedar Ridge CC              72

Kathy Kostas, Stanford

1985        Nancy Lopez Invitational                1st (602)        Tulsa                    Laurette Maritz, US Int.                  Cedar Ridge CC              72

1986        Nancy Lopez Invitational                2nd (944)       Arizona State     Danielle Ammacapane, ASU          Cedar Ridge CC              72

1987        Tour Tulsa Intercollegiate              5th (951)        Texas                   Ginger Brown, Texas                      Cedar Ridge CC              72

1988        PING Tour Tulsa Intercollegiate   1st (916)        Tulsa                    Dina Ammacanpane, ASU              Cedar Ridge CC              72

1989        PING Tour Tulsa Intercollegiate   1st (930)        Tulsa                    Brandie Burton, Arizona State      Tulsa CC                           72

1990        PING Tour Tulsa Intercollegiate   1st (974)        Tulsa                    Kelly Robbins, Tulsa                       Southern Hills CC           72

1998        Bama Fall Preview                           2nd (608)       Duke                    Niina Laitinen, Tulsa                        Tulsa CC                           71

2010        Dale McNamara Invitational          4th (903)        Oklahoma           Ellen Mueller, Oklahoma                Patriot GC                        72

2011        Dale McNamara Invitational          5th (901)        Oklahoma St.     Giulia Molinaro, Arizona State      Patriot GC                        72

2012        Dale McNamara Invitational          9th (899)        Arizona State     Isabelle Lendl, Florida                    Golf Club of Okla.            72

2013        Dale McNamara Fall Preview        15th (916)      Southern Cal      Kyung Kim, Southern Cal               Tulsa CC                           70

 

                                                                           

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