Women’s golf finishes strong at Pac-12 preview

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KAILUA-KONA, Hawthorn. – Sun Devil Women’s Golf finished the fall season in impressive fashion, putting together a strong final round at the Pac-12 preview.

Arizona State (-5/871) set a program record on Monday and got back on track today by delivering the lowest inning of any team. Two of three days, the Sun Devils were the best team in Hawaii, building confidence in their final tournament of the fall season. The head coach Missy Farr KayeThe team put in arguably their most impressive performance to date, finishing fourth at the Pac-12 preview. In the end, they were trailed only by No. 1 Stanford, No. 6 Oregon and No. 13 Arizona in the team standings. It was a 285 (-7) that helped them solidify their position, as Maroon & Gold were three shots better than any other team in the final round. ASU did their best on par five opportunities, finishing an incredible 22 under to lead the entire field in scoring average on those holes.

The success was not limited to the team, as several individuals shone during the Pac-12 preview. Ashley Menne was the top-ranked Sun Devil, earning a tie for fourth place. It’s her seventh career Top 10 and fourth Top 5 as she ends her fall on a high. Menne capped the tournament with a 70 (-3) after shooting a 66 on Monday, ending his week with some masterful rounds. Beth Coulter joined Menne in shooting under par, who shot a 72 (-1) to move up five spots. She slipped to a tie for 15th place, the best result of her young career.

Arizona State wouldn’t have been able to capture fourth without Grace Summerhays’ contributions throughout the week, as she held the team’s lowest score in two rounds. Calynne Rosholt had the second-best run of the day for the Sun Devils, shooting a 71 (-2) to move up 11 places in the standings. She moved into a tie with teammate Paula Schulz-Hanssen, who also shot under par at 72 (-1) to tie a career high and cement her career-best result (T-32nd).

The Sun Devils will enjoy a well-deserved break over the next two months, not competing until a game against Denver and Vanderbilt on Jan. 15 to open the spring season.

TURN DISTRIBUTION
The head coach Missy Farr KayeThe team was focused and ready to perform, playing extremely well throughout the day. The tone was set by Ashley Menne, who started the round with three birdies in the first six holes. After his only back-to-back eight-and-nine bogey setback, Menne was clear the rest of the way, finishing the final ten holes at two under. Menne finished with 14 birdies, tied for third among all golfers on the course. The second-lowest round of the day came courtesy of Calynne Rosholt, who quickly overcame a bogey on her first hole to head for a strong exit. She had five birdies on the day, including four on her last 11 holes to jump up the standings.

The freshman duo of Beth Coulter and Paula Schulz-Hanssen continue to impress, each delivering 72’s (-1) today. Coulter started and finished strong, with three birdies in the first five holes, while having two under in his last five holes. Schulz-Hanssen found a rhythm mid-round, dropping three under during a bogey-free 11-hole streak that helped her climb eight places in the standings at the end of the day.

QUOTES

The head coach Missy Farr Kaye
“I’m so proud of how our team fought today and played with courage and huge determination!! We got a low score 2 of 3 days! That’s a great accomplishment! Thank you all the world at Nanea Golf Club for doing another great Preview of CIP 12!”

TEAM RANKING

 








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1 #1 Stanford 275 291 288 -18
2 #6 Oregon 288 291 289 -8
3 #13 Arizona 280 300 289 -seven
4 #22 Arizona State 275 311 285 -5

INDIVIDUAL CLASSIFICATION

NEXT

Arizona State will enjoy a well-deserved break, getting the next two months off before the start of the spring season. The next tournament for the Sun Devils will be a game against Denver and Vanderbilt at Whirlwind Golf Club on January 15. The one-day showdown will help prepare all three teams for a competitive spring schedule, featuring seven regular season events. This all leads into postseason play, which will begin at home for the Sun Devils, with the 2023 Pac-12 Women’s Golf Championship being held at Papago Golf Club from April 17-19. NCAA Regionals are scheduled for May 8-10 and the team is striving to qualify for the NCAA Championship, once again hosted by Arizona State at Grayhawk Golf Club May 19-24.

2023 NCAA WOMEN’S GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
Arizona State and the Thunderbirds will host the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships for the third consecutive year, to be held at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale May 19-31. This is the finale of a successful three-year run as the host school for the most prestigious event in all of college golf. Don’t miss your last chance to check out the nation’s best individuals and teams for the ultimate prize in your own backyard.

HOW TO FOLLOW
For the latest updates and information on the Sun Devil Women’s Golf program, follow our Twitter/Instagram accounts (@SunDevilWGolf), like our Facebook page (facebook.com/sundevilwgolf/), and visit our website (thesundevils.com).

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