Rosholt in Contention at Stanford
STANFORD, Calif. - Sun Devil Women's Golf and Calynne Rosholt find themselves near the top of the leaderboard at the end of day two of the Stanford Intercollegiate.
Arizona State (+2/570) were one of the best teams in the morning session, ending in a tie for fourth place after the second round. Head Coach Missy Farr-Kaye's team trails host No. 1 Stanford, No. 5 Oregon, and San Jose State in a loaded Stanford Intercollegiate field. ASU has 33 birdies, the fourth-most of any squad, while also boasting the second-best scoring average on par-five opportunities (4.65). The Maroon & Gold have 18 more holes to make up ground, as they look for another strong finish at this event.
"Although we did not play as well today as we did yesterday, we have an opportunity to have a very good finish amongst a very high quality field," Coach Farr-Kaye remarked. "Calynne is doing a great job leading us again this week! We look forward to competing hard and fighting to the finish."
The freshman Calynne Rosholt delivered another fantastic performance, going toe-to-toe with some of the top female golfers in the world. She carded another 69 (-2), one of the lowest rounds of the day and her fourth round under par in five chances. For her efforts, Rosholt sits in a tie for fourth place, firmly in contention for the Individual Title. She is looking to become just the third Sun Devil to win the Stanford Intercollegiate.
Rosholt is finding success on par-three and par-five opportunities, leading the team in scoring average in both categories. She is two-under on par-three holes, the second-best mark in the field, while her four-under scoring on par five holes is the third-best.
The Sun Devil lineup continues to benefit from the consistent presence of Alexandra Forsterling, as she shaved a stroke off her total from yesterday. The 70 (-1) helped her climb four spots, sitting right outside the Top-10 in a tie for 15th. She leads the team with 27 pars, the second-highest total in the field, managing to avoid mistakes and capitalize on birdie chances. Forsterling has also been the top Sun Devil on par-four chances, going even on such opportunities.
A pair of Sun Devils finished the day strong, finding success on the front nine. Alessandra Fanali went two-under over her final nine holes, settling in and avoiding any bogeys. Amanda Linner looks to build off the momentum gained from birdies on two of her last three holes. Ashley Menne hopes to carry over her par-five fortune, as she finished three-under on those holes.
The final round of play will begin via shotgun start, with every golfer starting at 8:30 AM MST throughout the course. Here is where the Sun Devils are teeing-off tomorrow:
Stanford Intercollegiate Shotgun Start Locations:
Amanda Linner, Hole 5
Ashley Menne, Hole 4
Alessandra Fanali, Hole 2A
Alexandra Forsterling, Hole 2B
Calynne Rosholt, Hole 1
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
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