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Rio Verde Country Club hosts 19th annual Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational

Rio Verde, Ariz. (March 7, 2022) – Rio Verde Country Club recently hosted 18 women’s collegiate golf teams from across the country during the 19th annual Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational. The three-day competition, which took place February 25-27, saw Kennesaw State University (Georgia) capture the team championship, outlasting Xavier University on the final day. Played on Rio Verde’s par-72 White Wing Course at 6,001 yards, the individual competition was won by Kennesaw State University sophomore Kaitlyn Campbell with rounds of 67-72-72. 

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Top 5 Teams: 
1st         Kennesaw State - 865 
2nd        Xavier - 877 
3rd        California Baptist - 893 
4th        Illinois State - 895 
5th        Missouri State - 903 

Rio Verde Country Club members and community residents graciously volunteered their time to coordinate the event. In total, more than two dozen members and residents worked on the four-day event, which included a Thursday practice round. Golfers were served multiple meals and enjoyed near perfect golf weather with daytime temperatures in the high 60s/low 70s.  

Universities that competed in the 2022 Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational included: 

  • Akron
  • Ball State
  • Bowling Green State
  • Bradley 
  • Butler University
  • California Baptist University
  • Central Michigan
  • Eastern Michigan
  • Illinois State
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Loyola of Chicago
  • Missouri State University
  • Oakland University
  • Ohio     
  • South Dakota State
  • Wichita State    
  • Western Michigan
  • Xavier
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“The team and I were thrilled to have this great group of talented young ladies here at the club for the tournament,” said Anthony Paino, general manager, Rio Verde Country Club. “We had a blast carrying out the execution of the event, and I was proud of the community for the genuine outpouring of support and hospitality for the players, coaching staff, and family members.  I'm looking forward to collaborating with these schools for many more years to come.”

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About Rio Verde Community and Country Club
Located between the eastern foothills of the McDowell Mountains and the Tonto National Forest, Rio Verde Country Club is a private 36-hole golf club in Rio Verde, Ariz. and is managed by Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon. Members who reside in the Rio Verde community enjoy unlimited access to dining and events, 36-holes of parkland-style golf, a driving range, three putting greens, bunker/chipping complex, tennis, pickleball, swimming, fitness, bocce, and dozens of special interest clubs. Full membership is also available to non-residents and provides unlimited access to tee times, golf events, and dining. With its low taxes, competitive real estate prices and tranquil location, Rio Verde appeals to primary and vacation homeowners. Comprised of custom-built homes, townhomes and villas in a wide range of prices, Rio Verde is a low-density, master-planned enclave with large lots highlighted by golf course, mountain or desert views. 

About Troon 
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 630-plus locations around the globe, including managing 650-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 615-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, Casa Verde Golf, and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. For additional news and information, visit

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