Women's Golf Closes Fall Season Strong at Pac-12 Preview
KONA, HI - Sun Devil Women's Golf showed the ability to fight through adversity as they completed the final round of the Pac-12 Preview.
Arizona State bounced back in a big way, delivering the third-lowest round of the day (295) and improving their score by 19 strokes from the previous round. The toughness and character of the Maroon & Gold was on full display as they ended the Fall portion of their schedule on a high note.
"Although we did not play as we wanted this week, we had our best round today," Head Coach Missy Farr-Kaye remarked. "I believe this team will be determined to work hard in the off season to be ready to play well in January."
Coach Farr-Kaye's team finished in ninth-place in a field with nine of the Top-45 teams in the latest Golfstat rankings. No. 1-ranked Stanford won the team championship and was the only team to shoot under par at the challenging Nanea Golf Club.
Strong performances by Alexandra Forsterling and Calynne Rosholt were a big reason why the Sun Devils made a big turnaround. Forsterling was the highest finisher on the team, ending in a tie for 13th after firing an even 73 today. A big reason for her success was her scoring average on par-four holes, which was tied for ninth-best in the field. Forsterling collected a team-high 11 birdies over the three rounds. She has now finished in the Top-15 at all three of her Fall tournaments, proving to be a consistent prescense in the lineup. Forsterling has 14 Top-20 finishes in her decorated career.
Calynne Rosholt continues the excellent start to her career, as she put together another fantastic effort in her first Fall campaign. Rosholt moved up 11 spots to finish in a tie for 19th after shooting an even 73 today, shaving five strokes off of her round from yesterday. She now has three consecutive Top-20 results to start her career, proving to be one of the top freshman in the nation. No one in the field had more pars than Rosholt, who relied on a successful par-three approach.
The lowest round of any Sun Devil in the final round belonged to Alessandra Fanali, who bounced back in a big way with a 71 (-2). She avoided mistakes a majority of the day on her way to matching the fourth-lowest round of anyone in the field today. Ashley Menne was one of three Sun Devils to finish in the top half of the 60-golfer field, which featured 15 of the Top-100 golfers in the latest Golfstat rankings.
The Sun Devils will enjoy a well-deserved two month break before beginning their Spring campaign. Arizona State won't compete again until they participate in The Match in the Desert, running Jan. 24-25. This will be the first time the Maroon & Gold will play in the state of Arizona, with the event taking place at Superstition Mountain Golf Club in Gold Canyon, Ariz.
ROAD TO GRAYHAWK
In the second of a three-year run as host, Grayhawk Golf Club will welcome the top men's and women's collegiate teams to decide a national champion. The women's event runs May 20-25 at Grayhawk Golf Club's Raptor course, a par-72, 6,337-yard and broadcasted live on Golf Channel. Sun Devil fans showed their support last year and will have another chance to do so this year should Coach Farr-Kaye's squad qualify for the NCAA Championship.
HOW TO FOLLOW
More details on The Match in the Desert and the rest of the Spring season will be coming soon. Stay tuned to our social media platforms (@SunDevilWGolf) and our website (thesundevils.com) for the latest information and updates on the program.