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Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 11:00 pm

Golf fans can see some of the finest Division 1 collegiate players this Saturday and Sunday, when the Mountain View Collegiate Invitational Golf Tournament unfolds at Mountain View Golf Course.

It’s free, too.

Women from 19 schools tee off for 36 holes at 8 a.m. Saturday, and 18 holes at 8 a.m. Sunday. Both starts are shotgun-style.

Bob Sneddon, one of the volunteer organizers at the tournament, said visitors might find some good viewing spots at:

• #4, a par 3 with an elevated tee into a sloping green;

• #8, a par 3 with water left of the green;

• #9, a “very challenging hole” with a dogleg left and plenty of sand;

• #3, crossed by a drainage ditch. Most of the players “will drive up to the ditch,” then “go over to the green,” Sneddon said.

To reach the Mountain View Golf Course, guests should turn into SaddleBrooke, then take the first right onto Mountain View Boulevard. There should be signs. The pro shop is about a mile south on the right hand side of the road.

Refreshments are being sold Saturday.

Saturday’s 18 holes typically ends around noon, Sneddon said, with awards about 12:30 p.m.

The Mountain View Collegiate Invitational Golf Tournament

• Saturday and Sunday, March 28 and 29. Mountain View Golf Course, SaddleBrooke.

• Shotgun starts, 8 a.m. both days. Thirty-six holes Saturday, 18 holes Sunday.

• Nineteen schools – Indiana University, the defending champion; Colorado University, the host school; Colorado State University, the co-host; University of Arizona “B” team, Boise State University, the University of Michigan, Kansas State University, the University of Louisville, the University of Missouri, the University of Nebraska, Northwestern University, the University of Oklahoma, San Jose State University, Texas Tech University, Iowa State University, the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Fresno State University, Oregon State University and Washington State University.

• Spectators are welcome. Food and refreshments are available.

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