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Women's Golf Ready for Windy City Collegiate

Oct 2, 2022

TEMPE, Ariz. - Sun Devil Women's Golf gets ready to compete in their second tournament of the 2022-23 season, heading to Highland Park, Illinois for the Windy City Collegiate hosted at Exmoor Country Club.

Arizona State will complete 54 holes over the course of two days, starting with a 36-hole effort on Monday that will test the mental and physical stamina of the Sun Devils. The action starts tomorrow morning at 6:15 AM MST, with the first of five Sun Devils teeing-off. Follow the action with live scoring by clicking here.

Head Coach Missy Farr-Kaye has brought her team to three previous Windy City Collegiate events, putting together strong finishes each time. It is always an occasion when Sun Devil Women's Golf returns to the state of Illinois and the "Windy City" area, as Farr-Kaye and Arizona State claimed the 2017 NCAA Championships at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove. 

"This area will always be special to this program, as it is where we achieved one of our greatest accomplishments, winning the 2017 title" Coach Farr-Kaye reflected. "I have some great memories from that 2017 team and championship run and they are always on the top of my mind when we play in this event."

"The team is ready to get back out on the course and apply some of the things we have been working on the past few weeks," Head Coach Missy Farr-Kaye mentioned. "We have been working hard to make adjustments now that we have a tournament under our belt. I expect us to come out prepared this week at a great event in Illinois."

"The qualifying for a spot in the lineup was extremely competitive once again," Coach Farr-Kaye added. "I am confident that each member of this team can lead us to an tournament championship or win an event on their own."

For the second consecutive event, Arizona State will be challenged by an extremely talented field that is filled with ranked teams. 11 of the 15 teams found themselves in at least one of the most recent major Top-25 polls, as the Sun Devils will be tested by extremely deep competition. Included in those ranked teams is host school Northwestern, along with USC, Oregon, Florida, Virginia, South Carolina, Arizona, Duke, Texas, and Michigan. Rounding out the field are regular NCAA Tournament participants Purdue, Michigan State, Washington, and Iowa State.

Arizona State boasts one of the most talented and deep lineups in the country, giving Missy Farr-Kaye and Michelle Estill plenty of options to choose from. This also makes every practice a healthy competition, with each individual pushing each other for a spot in the lineup. The same five Sun Devils will participate for the second straight event. Junior Ashley Menne leads the way out of the No. 1 spot, followed by sophomore Calynne Rosholt in the No. 2 spot. Both tied for the highest finish by a Sun Devil at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate and earn the top two spots in the lineup this week. Sophomore Grace Summerhays will be slotted in the No. 3 spot. Freshmen Beth Coulter and Paula Schulz-Hanssen get their second look in the Maroon & Gold, looking to build off solid debuts. 

Starting on Hole 1 paired with Northwestern and Iowa State
Paula Schulz-Hanssen - 6:15 AM MST
Beth Coulter - 6:24 AM MST
Grace Summerhays - 6:33 AM MST
Calynne Rosholt - 6:42 AM MST
Ashley Menne - 6:51 AM MST

Approximate times (schedule to start 15 minutes after the completion of round one)
Paula Schulz-Hanssen - 10:30 AM MST
Beth Coulter - 10:39 AM MST
Grace Summerhays - 10:48 AM MST
Calynne Rosholt - 10:57 AM MST
Ashley Menne - 11:06 AM MST

This is the fourth appearance for the Sun Devils at the Windy City Collegiate Championship, first competing in the event in 2015. Most recently, Arizona State finished in fourth place as a team lead by Top-10 finishes from Linn Grant (6th) and Alessandra Fanali (10th). In 2019, Raquel Olmos earned a career-best finish at this event, as she posted a 207 (-9) which was good enough for second place. Her second round score of 66 was a career-low, with her first collegiate hole-in-one coming on the 13th hole. The Sun Devils finished in second as a team thanks to Olmos' effort. During the 2017 edition, Olivia Mehaffey matched her career-low (65) in the first-round. Arizona State took home the team championship that year, with Linnea Strom and Olivia Mehafffey earning Top-10 finishes. The program has fond memories of the Windy City area, having won the 2017 National Championship in nearby Sugar Grove, Illinois.

The Sun Devils remained a consensus Top-20 team after their eighth-place finish at the loaded ANNIKA Intercollegiate. WGCA tabbed them as the No. 14 team in the nation, while Golfweek slotted them at No. 18 after one tournament. Golfstat rankings will be available starting November 17th. Individually, four Sun Devils sit just outside the Top-100 in the Golfweek rankings. Ashley Menne, Calynne Rosholt, Grace Summerhays, and Beth Coulter occupy spots in the 102-151 range, with a big opportunity to improve upon that this weekend.

Golfweek: 18th
WGCA: 14th
GOLF Channel: 10th (Preseason)
Golfstat: Available Nov. 17

Sun Devil Women's Golf moved up a spot on the final day of the ANNIKA Intercollegiate at Royal Golf Club. Arizona State's (+12/876) improved play on day two carried over into the final round, 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 final 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. 

Arizona State and the Thunderbirds will host the NCAA Men's and Women's Golf Championships for the third consecutive year, taking place at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale May 19-31. This is the final of successful three-year run as the host school of the most prestigious event in all of college golf. Don't miss your last chance to check out the top individuals and teams in the nation square off for the ultimate prize in your own backyard. 

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