MUNCIE, Ind. -- The Ball State women's golf team returns to action Friday in Arizona with the first round of the Rio Verde Invitational.
The event, hosted by Western Michigan, will be held at Rio Verde Country Club's White Wing course, which will play to a par-72, 6,215-yard layout. The 54-hole tournament will be contested over three days with live scoring available at golfstat.com.
Friday's first round is scheduled for a 1 p.m. MT (3 p.m. ET) shotgun start in Rio Verde. Saturday's second round will begin at 11 a.m. with Sunday's final round set for an 8 a.m. start.
In addition to Ball State and tournament host Western Michigan, the 17-team field includes: Akron, UALR, Bradley, Eastern Michigan, UMKC, Missouri State, Montana, Northern Arizona, Northern Illinois, Ohio, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Toledo, Wichita State, Xavier and Yale.
Duke led the Cardinals three weeks ago in their first event of the spring season, finishing 18th at the Jim West Challenge in Blanco, Texas.
Ball State finished sixth as a team at the event but was just two strokes out of fourth place. It was the Cardinals' first action since a fall season in which they won three of their five tournaments.