Fanali Records Top-10 Finish at Pac-12 Championships
EUGENE, OR - Sun Devil Women's Golf wrapped up the 2022 Pac-12 Championship at Eugene Country Club.
The theme of the tournament was treacherous weather conditions and today was no different, as Arizona State battled a steady rain throughout their final round. In one of the toughest fields of any women's college golf tournament, Alessandra Fanali finished in the Top-10. The senior ended in a tie for ninth, making it at least 18 consecutive years that a Sun Devil has finished in the Top-10 (individual finishes records go back to 2003). The Maroon & Gold finished seventh as a team and await their NCAA Regional fate, when it will be determined which of the six sites they are sent to.
Host school and No. 2-ranked Oregon won the team title, with Hsin-Yu Lu making it a Ducks' sweep by taking home the individual title. Their is a strong connection between the Oregon Women's Golf and Sun Devil Women's Golf program. Ducks' Assistant Coach Monica Vaughn just led Oregon to its first Pac-12 Team Championship ever. Before she was making an impact in the coaching profession, she was winning National Championships at Arizona State. The 2017 NCAA Medalist has been an assistant coach at Oregon for four seasons and is a key part of the program's rise.
Head Coach Missy Farr-Kaye
"Today was a disappointing finish for us at the conference championship. We just struggled w the difficult conditions with every player. Ale was able to hang on to a top 10 finish. It's time for us to regroup and start prepping for the NCAA Regionals."
"We are happy for Monica to be a part of such an important moment. She is a wonderful Sun Devil and continues to give back to the game."
GETTING READY FOR REGIONALS
For the first time, there will be six NCAA Regional sites instead of the typical four. Regional play for the 2022 Division I Women's Golf Championships will be held May 9-11, with play taking place Stanford Golf Course (Stanford, CA), hosted by Stanford; Vanderbilt Legends Club (Franklin, TN), hosted by Vanderbilt; The Championship Course at UNM (Albuquerque, NM), hosted by New Mexico; University of Michigan Golf Course (Ann Arbor, MI), hosted by Michigan; Karsten Creek Golf Club (Stillwater, OK), Oklahoma State; Seminole Legacy Golf Club (Tallahassee, FL), Florida State. Each of the six regional sites will include 12 teams and four individuals competing, with the top four teams (24 teams total) and the low two individuals (12 individuals total) not on an advancing team from each regional site advancing the National Championships at Grayhawk Golf Club.
Teams and individuals participating in the 2022 NCAA Division I Women's will be announced as part of GOLF Channel's College Central coverage, with specific programming details to be released soon. Selection coverage will be just the start of highlighting the 2022 NCAA Golf Championships by GOLF Channel. The network will provide highlights from regional play of both championships leading up to coverage of the 2022 championships to be held at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., hosted by Arizona State and The Thunderbirds.
The women's championship will be held May 20-25, with GOLF Channel providing live coverage of the final day of individual championship play on May 23 as well as the team match play on May 24-25.
2023 PAC-12 WOMEN"S GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS
Arizona State will host the Pac-12 Women's Golf Championships for the first time since 2011. Next year, it will be the Sun Devils with a home course and home crowd advantage. Clear your calendar for the middle of next April, with more details on the event available in the coming months.
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS HOSTED AT GRAYHAWK GOLF CLUB
Grayhawk Golf Club will host the NCAA Men's and Women's NCAA Division I Championships for the second straight year (with 2023 happening as well). The women's tournament kicks off May 20 and runs through May 25 with the men's teams starting the following week from May 27 through June 1. This is the first time a university and golf course will host the championships for three consecutive seasons.
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