Women's Golf Looks to Defend Title at Stanford
TEMPE, Ariz. - Sun Devil Women's Golf prepares to defend their title as they head to the 2021 Stanford Intercollegiate, taking place Oct. 15-17 at Stanford Golf Course.
Arizona State looks to continue the momentum they built at the end of the Nicklaus Cup, returning to a site where they have had success. In the 2019 edition of the Stanford Intercollegiate, Head Coach Missy Farr-Kaye's team made a late push to capture the Team Championship. With no 2020 tournament taking place, the Sun Devils enter the weekend as the defending tournament champs.
"We are looking forward to getting back to stroke play this week at Stanford," Coach Farr-Kaye remarked. "This tournament has a great field and 4 out of our 5 players have played this golf course before. It looks like a great week of golf ahead for the Sun Devils!"
The Stanford Intercollegiate typically features a strong field, with this year being no exception. The Sun Devils are part of one of the best fields in the Fall portion of the schedule, competing against 17 other teams. This includes nine Pac-12 teams in addition to several strong programs from other around the country. Eight of the Top-25 teams in the latest Golfstat rankings are participating, including tournament host No. 1 Stanford. No. 5 Oregon and No. 7 Texas also represent stiff competition for No. 21 Arizona State.
After a couple weeks of tough qualifying, Coach Farr-Kaye selected a deep and talented group of five to represent the Maroon & Gold. Arizona State will tee-off starting at 11:10 am and every 11 minutes until 11:54 am. The Sun Devils start on Hole 10 and will be paired with Georgia and USC. Freshman Calynne Rosholt has enjoyed a brilliant start to her Sun Devil career and earned the No. 1 spot this week. Alexandra Forsterling looks to continue her strong beginning to the year out of the No. 2 spot. Amanda Linner, Ashley Menne, and Alessandra Fanali round out a dangerous and balanced lineup. Here is how the Sun Devils will tee-off tomorrow:
Stanford Intercollegiate Tee Times (MST):
Alessandra Fanali, 11:10 am (Hole 10)
Ashley Menne, 11:21 am (Hole 10)
Amanda Linner, 11:32 am (Hole 10)
Alexandra Forsterling, 11:43 am (Hole 10)
Calynne Rosholt, 11:54 am (Hole 10)
The Stanford Golf Course, located in the foothills above the Stanford University campus, is home to the Stanford Men's and Women's Golf teams. The Par 71, 6,171-yard course has hosted several significant events, including the Stanford Invitational, Peg Barnard Intercollegiate, Pac-10/12 Championships, NCAA Western Regional, and the Women's NCAA Championships, USGA Junior Amateur Qualifying, and U.S. Open Qualifying. The tournament is hosted by former U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice, an avid golfer and Stanford Graduate School of Business faculty member. Four of the five Sun Devils have competed in at least one collegiate event at the Stanford Golf Course, as it played host to the 2021 Pac-12 Championship.
HISTORY AT THE STANFORD INTERCOLLEGIATE
The Sun Devils will be making their ninth appearance at the Stanford Intercollegiate, first competing at the event in 1980. This is the fifth time in the last six editions that Arizona State will be a part of the field. ASU has enjoyed its fair share of success at Stanford, winning the team title six times, most recently in 2019. Arizona State (-10/842) earned the program's 89th team championship since 1982, putting together their seventh-lowest score vs. par over 54 holes in school history. A team that included current Sun Devils Alexandra Forsterling and Alessandra Fanali helped ASU earn its ninth title in the Missy Farr-Kaye era.
The Sun Devils were also victorious at the 2009, 2007, 2004, 1995, and 1982 Stanford Intercollegiate. A pair of Sun Devil legends earned individual titles at the Stanford Intercollegiate, as Heather Bowie took home the individual crown in 1995 while Brandie Burton was the champion of the 1989 event.
HOW TO FOLLOW
You can track the scores of your favorite Sun Devils on Golfstat at the following link. Stay tuned to our social media platforms (@SunDevilWGolf) and our website (thesundevils.com) for the latest information and updates after each day of the tournament.