Menne, Rosholt Lead Women's Golf at ANNIKA Intercollegiate
LAKE ELMO, Minn. - Sun Devil Women's Golf moved up a spot as they completed the final day of the ANNIKA Intercollegiate at Royal Golf Club.
Arizona State's (+12/876) improved play from yesterday carried over into today, as they finished strong allowing them to climb into eighth place. Leading the way was the duo of Ashley Menne and Calynne Rosholt, who each finished in the Top-20. Grace Summerhays and Beth Coulter also found themselves in the top-half of a loaded field by the end of the day. The 291 (+3) from the Maroon & Gold was tied for the sixth-best round of the day.
Ashley Menne (+3/219) remained consistent all week, earning a tie for 19th which matched Calynne Rosholt for the best finish. Rosholt (+3/219) fired a 70 (-2) to move up 18 spots on the leaderboard with the lowest round by a Sun Devil today. Grace Summerhays was not far behind, as her 71 (-1) helped her jump 11 spots and into a tie for 26th. Beth Coulter showed flashes of brillance in her collegiate debut on her way to finishing tied for 29th. Paula Schulz-Hanssen had four birdies on the day as she finished her first collegiate tournament with seven birdies.
For the second straight day, the Sun Devils began their day on the back nine. Calynne Rosholt and Grace Summerhays showed signs of what was to come, as they both birdied the first hole. Rosholt carried that momentum for the remainder of the back nine, finishing two-under par thanks to three birdies. Summerhays was also under par on the back nine, with both sophomores avoiding mistakes. Beth Coulter finished the back nine on a high note, birdieing her final two holes before making the turn.
Arguably the most consistent stretch of golf for the team came on the front nine, with four of the five golfers finishing even over their final nine holes. No one was more steady than Ashley Menne, who made par on each front nine hole to maintain her spot on the leaderboard. Calynne Rosholt and Beth Coulter both registered a pair of birdies to get to the even mark, while Grace Summerhays had one birdie in contrast to one bogey.
"Ashley and Calynne led the team with top 20 finishes," Head Coach Missy Farr-Kaye remarked. "After a slow start the first day, we have played much better the last 2 days. We have some work to do before we compete again in 2 weeks. This young team is hungry and ready to get prepping for our next tournament."
Sun Devil Women's Golf has a couple weeks off which they will use to get ready to compete at the Windy City Classic. This will be the program's fifth appearance in this tournament, hosted by Northwestern. ASU has enjoyed success in the Windy City area, having won the 2017 National Championship in nearby Sugar Grove, Illinois. It was named one of the Fall season's 'Tournaments to Watch' by AmateurGolf.com, as it features a loaded field including Top-25 teams in Oregon, USC, South Carolina, Duke, Florida, Texas, Michigan, Virginia and Arizona. Michigan State, Purdue, Washington, and Iowa State fill out the 14-team tournament, taking place at Exmoor Country Club. Arizona State will complete two rounds on Monday, Oct. 3 before the final round takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 4.
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