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Women's Golf in Second at Stanford

Oct 15, 2021

STANFORD, Calif. - Sun Devil Women's Golf got off to an excellent start at the Stanford Intercollegiate, completing the first of three rounds at Stanford Golf Course.

Arizona State sits in a tie for second place after firing a 282 (-2), matching USC and trailing host No. 1-ranked Stanford. Four different Sun Devils sit in the Top-25, with Stanford the only other team able to make the claim. A fantastic front nine start spring-boarded the successful round, as the Maroon & Gold combined to go six-under during the first half of the round. 

"Overall this is the best start we have had in a very long time and I am really proud of this group," Head Coach Missy Farr-Kaye remarked. "We have been working on some things after the ANNIKA and their hard work is starting to pay off."

The Sun Devils added eight birdies on the back nine, giving them a total of 20 on the day, tied for the highest of any team in the field. Four of the five Sun Devils finished with at least four birdies, the only team to accomplish that feat. Nobody was better than ASU on par-five opportunities, as they finished -9 with a scoring average of 4.55 on those holes. The Maroon & Gold get a chance to play during one of the early morning slots tomorrow, which produced the highest round of the day (Stanford). 

"We did give a few shots back towards the finish so when we finish a little better tomorrow, we plan to get those shots back," Coach Farr-Kaye exclaimed. "This is a very good good course that rewards good play and we are excited to start early tomorrow."

Calynne Rosholt led the way once again for the Sun Devils, as the freshman continues her brilliant debut season. Playing out of the No. 1 slot, Rosholt delivered a 69 (-2), good enough for a tie for 6th in one of the strongest fields in the nation. She trails the overall leader Rose Zhang of Stanford by four strokes after recording her third round under par in four tries this season. She took advantage of par-five holes, finishing three-under with a 4.25 scoring average, the second-best mark in the field. 

Alessandra Fanali sits right behind Rosholt in a tie for 11th after carding a 70 (-1) in the opening round. She had the second-lowest scoring average of any golfer in the field and best of any Sun Devil on par-four opportunities, finishing one-under on such holes. 

Alexandra Forsterling enjoyed a consistent round that resulted in a 71 (E) day, earning her a tie for 19th. Joining her in the Top-25 is Ashley Menne (+1/72), who is the fourth Sun Devil in the Top-25 of a 90-golfer field. Amanda Linner (+2/73) sunk a team-best five birdies, tied for the fifth-most in the field. 

Coach Farr-Kaye's has a quick turnaround, as they are back in action tomorrow morning at 7:30 am MST. Arizona State will be paired with USC and Georgia once again, this time starting on hole 10. Here is how the Sun Devils will tee-off tomorrow:
Stanford Intercollegiate Tee Times (MST):
Amanda Linner, 7:30 am (Hole 10)
Ashley Menne, 7:41 am (Hole 10)
Alexandra Forsterling, 7:52 am (Hole 10)
Alessandra Fanali, 8:03 am (Hole 10)
Calynne Rosholt, 8:14 am (Hole 10)

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.

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 ( for the latest information and updates after each day of the tournament.