Women's Golf Heads to Hawaii for Pac-12 Preview
TEMPE, Ariz. - Sun Devil Women's Golf makes the trip across the Pacific to compete in the 2021 Pac-12 Preview, taking place Nov. 1-3 at Nanea Golf Club.
Arizona State wraps up the Fall portion of their 2021-22 campaign by traveling to Hawaii for another competitive tournament. The three-round, stroke play event will start on Monday, Nov. 1 and ends Wednesday, Nov. 3.
"We are excited to be able to finish our fall season in a strong Pac-12 field at an amazing golf course like Nanea," Head Coach Missy Farr-Kaye remarked. "Our team has worked very hard this fall and I believe we are ready to compete with confidence and determination."
The Maroon & Gold are part of another loaded field which includes all 11 Pac-12 teams and the University of Hawaii. Six of the Top-25 teams in the latest Golfstat poll will make their way to Kona for one of the top tournaments of the Fall season. That includes several of the top teams in the nation in No. 1 Stanford, No. 5 Oregon, and No. 12 UCLA. The field also features its fair share of star power, as 10 of Golfstat's Top-50 female golfers will face-off. Arizona State boasts two of the highest-ranked golfers in the field, with Calynne Rosholt coming in at No. 19, while Alexandra Forsterling is ranked No. 31.
Pac-12 Preview Top-25 Teams (6)
#20 Arizona State
After a tough qualifying session, Coach Farr-Kaye selected a deep and talented group of five to represent the Maroon & Gold. Arizona State will tee-off starting at 10:30 am, with the field subject to a shotgun start The Sun Devils are paired with Oregon, Oregon State, and Colorado, with the four teams starting their rounds spread out on holes 6-10. 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. The duo earns the top two spots for the second consecutive week. Alessandra Fanali, Ashley Menne, and Amanda Linner round out a dangerous and balanced lineup. Here is how the Sun Devils will tee-off tomorrow:
Pac-12 Preview Tee Times (MST):
Amanda Linner, 10:30 am (Hole 10)
Ashley Menne, 10:30 am (Hole 9)
Alessandra Fanali, 10:30 am (Hole 8)
Alexandra Forsterling, 10:30 am (Hole 7)
Calynne Rosholt, 10:30 am (Hole 6)
Since the inaugural event in 2013, the Pac-12 Preview has been permanently hosted at the Nanea Golf Club located in Kailua Kona on the island of Hawaii. The Par-73, 6,449-yard private course opened in 2003. Billionaires Charles Schwab and George Roberts partnered up to create the club located on the slopes of Mount Hualalai.
LAST TIME OUT
Arizona State (+6/858) finished tied for sixth place in a loaded Stanford Intercollegiate field that included eight teams ranked in the Golfstat Top-25. ASU finished tied with No. 7 Texas, as seven teams finished with an 858 or lower. The other 11 teams finished with an 866 (+14) or higher, an indication of the difficulty of the course. After an opening round 282, the Sun Devils finished with two consecutive 288's to cap the tournament.
The Sun Devils were led by freshman Calynne Rosholt, who earned her first-career Top-5 finish in only her second tournament at the collegiate level. Rosholt played with maturity and poise all weekend, finishing with a 209 (-4) to end tied for fifth at one of the best field of the Fall season. Rosholt enjoyed the most success of any Sun Devil on par-three opportunities, finishing one-under par on such chances. Her 38 pars were tied for the fourth-most of anyone in the field, as she played nearly mistake-free golf in only her third event at this level.
Joining Rosholt in delivering an excellent performance was Alexandra Forsterling, who made it two Sun Devils in the Top-10 at the Stanford Intercollegiate. Forsterling (-2/211) ended in a tie for 10th after a consistent weekend that was capped with two consecutive rounds under par. It is her seventh-career Top-10 finish and 14th-career Top-20 result.
HISTORY AT THE PAC-12 PREVIEW
The Sun Devils are extremely familiar with the Pac-12 Preview, as they have participated in all eight prior editions of the event. Back in 2019, Coach Farr-Kaye's team finished in third place behind Top-10 performances from Raquel Olmos and Alexandra Forsterling. As a team, the Maroon & Gold posted a 869 (-7), the lowest-ever by the program at the Pac-12 Preview. They took home the team title in 2016, as Sophia Zeeb, Linnea Strom, and Monica Vaughn all placed in the Top-10. Arizona State rode a strong effort from Strom to a second-place finish in the 2015 Pac-12 Preview, earning second-place in the individual standings thanks to her score of 215 (-4). A Sun Devil has yet to win an individual title at the Pac-12 Preview.
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.