Lamkin Invitational Next Up for Women's Golf
TEMPE, Ariz. - Sun Devil Women's Golf travels to Southern California to compete at the Lamkin Invitational, hosted at The Farms Golf Club.
Arizona State will play 54 holes over two days, with teams completing 36 holes on Monday, Feb. 14 followed by 18 holes on Tuesday, Feb. 15. It is the first time the Sun Devils have participated in the event that takes place in Rancho Santa Fe and is hosted by San Diego State.
"This is an exciting opportunity for us to compete against a strong field," Coach Farr-Kaye remarked. "We gained some confidence after the Match in the Desert and I am looking forward to seeing how that carries over into this tournament."
Live scoring will be available on Golfstat at the following link. Here is a full preview of the Lamkin Invitational:
Arizona State will be tested by a challenging field of 14 teams. The Sun Devils are one of nine teams in the latest Golfstat Top-25 that will be making the trip to Rancho Santa Fe. Head Coach Missy Farr-Kaye's team has had success against ranked teams this year, including recently beating out four other ranked teams at the Match in the Desert.
LAMKIN INVITATIONAL TOP-25 TEAMS (GOLFSTAT)
#12 San Jose State
#18 Arizona State
#20 Ole Miss
There is plenty of individual star power competing in the Lamkin Invitational as well. An incredible 14 of the Top-50 golfers in Golfstat's individual rankings are in the field, including Arizona State's own Alexandra Forsterling (No. 22) and Calynne Rosholt (No. 25). A total of 20 of the Top-100 golfers in the nation highlight a loaded field presenting a resume-building opportunity.
After a difficult qualifying session, Coach Farr-Kaye selected a deep and talented group of five to represent the Maroon & Gold. Newcomer Grace Summerhays wasted no time making an impact in her debut and will repeat in the top spot. Recent ANWA invitees Ashley Menne and Alexandra Forsterling occupy the No. 2 and No. 3 spots. ANNIKA Award candidate Calynne Rosholt will play out of the No. 4 slot, while Alessandra Fanali rounds out a deep and well-rounded lineup. Here is where each Sun Devil will tee off on Monday:
Grace Summerhays - Hole 6
Ashley Menne - Hole 7
Alexandra Forsterling - Hole 8A
Calynne Rosholt - Hole 8B
Alessandra Fanali - Hole 9
Arizona State will be paired with Ole Miss and Pepperdine on day one of the event, as the field will undergo a shotgun start at 9 am MST on Monday. The Sun Devils will begin their round spread out through holes 6-9, completing the inital 18 holes in the morning. The second round will pick up immediately following the completion of the first round (around 1:30 pm MST), with the same three teams paired for the second round of the tournament. On Tuesday, the field will once again begin their round via shotgun start at 9 am MST, with the final 18 holes determining a team and invidiual champion.
LAST TIME OUT
Sun Devil Women's Golf impressed over the two days of the Match in the Desert, winning the event at Superstition Mountain Golf Club for the fourth consecutive time. Arizona State (-18/558) fired back-to-back rounds well below par, defeating No. 2 Oklahoma State by five strokes. The 278 (-10) posted by the Maroon & Gold on the first day was the best round by any team at the Match in the Desert while their 280 (-8) in round two was the second-best. Five Sun Devils finished in the Top-9 of the 42-golfer field, as it was dominating performance from Missy Farr-Kaye's team.
SUN DEVILS IN THE RANKINGS
After their impressive performance at the Match in the Desert, Arizona State moved up in the national polls. Golfweek/Sagarin has the Sun Devils at No. 12, while Golfsat ranks them as the No. 18 team in the nation. With a big test this upcoming week, the Maroon & Gold will have a chance to improve upon that ranking.
Several Sun Devils continue to move up the individual national rankings, as Arizona State features one of the most talented rosters in the country. Alexandra Forsterling is a Top-10 golfer in the country according to Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, coming in at No. 9 in their latest poll. The same publication tabbed Calynne Rosholt as the No. 26 player in the nation. Grace Summerhays is not eligible to be ranked due to amount of rounds she has played, but she would be No. 3 in the Golfweek/Sagarin poll after just one tournament. Golfstat also looks favorably upon several Sun Devils, ranking two in the Top-25. Alexandra Forsterling came in at No. 22 and Calynne Rosholt is right behind her at No. 25, giving ASU one of the most decorated duos in the country.
HOW TO FOLLOW
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