SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — Sun Devil Women’s Golf moved up the standings on Day 2 of the NCAA Championship held at Grayhawk Golf Club.
Host Arizona State (+2/290) watched at home today, recording the second fastest lap on Saturday to crack the Top 8. The head coach Missy Farr KayeThe team improved their score by 12 strokes to move up eight places and tie for eighth place. The Sun Devils are in excellent position to make the Top 15, which will take place after the third round tomorrow.
“We played better today and the conditions definitely helped,” coach Farr-Kaye remarked. “Ashley did a great job leading us and Calynne stayed strong. There are still a few things we need to work on but it was encouraging to see some progress today.”
Ashley Menne continues to thrive at the NCAA Championship, delivering another terrific performance at Grayhawk Golf Club. She carded a 68 (-4), matching the best round of the day by any golfer. It’s his second-best run in the NCAA Championship (65 in the 3rd round last year), after finishing fourth in the 2021 event. Tied for 16th. She’s not the only Sun Devil to land in the Top 20, as Calynne Rosholt also occupies a place. Rosholt is tied for 19th and ended his day with a birdie on 18.
Grace Summerhays and Alexandra Forsterling are both in the top half of the NCAA Championship field, a big reason Arizona State is in a great position to advance to Monday’s fourth round. Alessandra Fanali showed flashes and improved his score by five strokes, moving up 22 places in the standings. As a team, the Maroon & Gold have 29 birdies, which is tied for the most on the field.
ASU will be paired with Florida State and USC, starting the third round on the 1st hole at 7:25 a.m. MST once again. Visit Golfstat for live scores throughout the tournament.
Arizona State started its day on the front nine with the advantage of playing the morning session. No one came out more locked up than Ashley Menne, which delivered a four-under first half round. Menne dodged bogeys while recording four birdies, including three on the first four holes. Alexandra Forsterling also benefited from a strong front nine, even going to start his day. Alessandra Fanali started his day on the right foot, birdieing two of the first three holes.
The Sun Devils managed to finish the round strong and built momentum heading into the third round. After recording nine birdies on the front nine holes, ASU relied on that of the back nine with 11 birdies. Four of them came courtesy of Calynne Rosholtwho birdied on two of his last three holes. Grace Summerhays went under par on the back nine, finishing its final eight holes at two under par. Alessandra Fanali ended on a high note, finishing below par on its final six holes thanks to a birdie at 18. Ashley Menne caught a double bogey on the 18th, finishing his last eight holes two under par. Three of the five Sun Devils birdied on the 18th hole.
The championship consists of 24 teams and 12 individuals completing 54 holes in stroke play (Friday-Sunday). After the first three rounds, the top 15 teams plus the top nine individuals not part of a progressing team proceed to the final day of stroke play on Monday to determine the top eight teams for match play competition. and the individual 72-hole stroke play champion. . The top eight teams then face off in match play for the NCAA championship on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The head coach Missy Farr Kaye
By setting a “birdie target” of 20 for the team today
“It puts them in that mode of being aggressive and assertive. When you feel like you can birdie, you don’t worry about a bogey here or a bad shot. It completely changed our tone.”
On Ashley Menne say this year is “relaxed” compared to last year
“I love that she feels that, it’s been our thought process all spring. This team is very talented, and if we can keep them relaxed and having fun and smiling and realizing that it’s meant to be fun, it’s not supposed to be silly, it’s not supposed to be so stressful.”
On the pressure that comes from being home school
“We’re home but we’re not home and it’s just a unique situation to host, we love to host but there are pros and cons to everything,” said Farr-Kaye, who noted how players eat places they’ve never eaten. before due to the location of the tournament relative to where they usually spend their time on campus.”
On setting up at Grayhawk
“You can’t make a national championship more like a national championship. The way Grayhawk does it and our staff at ASU, you feel like you’re walking into a tour event, with which they don’t have experience, the majority don’t.”
Second year Ashley Menne
On his performance today
“Everything was better today, my driver and my putting were really good. The weather really made a difference. Yesterday there were gusts like 20 mph winds and it was hot and the pace of play was not I just didn’t. Today everything was great. I think my team also played very well. We had good energy throughout the round.
Activated if the team feels pressure as a host
“Honestly, this year is almost more relaxed than last year. I think it’s all settled down a bit and people are used to having it in Arizona. I don’t know, it’s like home Me too. I’m honestly not really phased. It almost doesn’t feel like a tournament, it sounds crazy, but it’s true.
On what she wants to improve tomorrow
“I had a one-two today which I probably shouldn’t have had, but just maybe a little late, I’ll probably work on that. Irons feel good, driver feels good. Just hitting anything in the short grass helps. The rough is pretty dense here this week.”
On the differences from today to yesterday
‘So different. Even the way the greens reacted today, they were softer, more responsive, less dry. The winds obviously haven’t picked up, so it’s easier to have confidence in the shot you’re hitting and not have to calculate, “Okay, I gotta hit that far left and two clubs up or two clubs down,” so that just made the trick a little easier.”
Tee times for day three of the NCAA Championship have been announced. With seventh-place Florida State and ninth-place USC, Arizona State will begin its second round on the 1st hole at 7:25 a.m. MST, with a new contender teeing off every 11 minutes. Subsequent tee times for the fourth round of the NCAA Championship for teams, players within teams as well as individual competitors will be re-matched based on third round scores.
GOLF CHANNEL COVER
Monday’s fourth round of stroke play, as well as Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s match play, will be broadcast live on the Golf Channel. See the Golf Channel broadcast schedule throughout the championships (hourly Eastern Time) below. The Golf Channel can also be viewed online at www.golfchannel.com or on the Golf Channel app.
|Appointment||Live||central college||golf center||More|
|Monday May 23||2-6 p.m.||1-2 p.m.||6-7 p.m.||7pm-11pm; 12pm-2.30am;
6-8:30 a.m. (Tuesday)
|tuesday 24 may||9am-11.30am;
|8:30-9:00 a.m.; 1:30 p.m.-2 p.m.||6-7 p.m.||7pm – 11pm; 00h00-02h00 (Wednesday)|
|Wednesday May 25||2-6 p.m.||1:30 p.m.-2 p.m.||6-7 p.m.||7 p.m. – 11 p.m.|
GOLF Channel Broadcast Team
- Play by play: Bob Papa
- Analyst: Paige Mackenzie
- Tower: Steve Burkowski
- On the course: Karen Stupples / Emilia Migliaccio / Jim Gallagher Jr.
- Interviews: Kira K. Dixon
central college and golf center will be anchored Monday through Wednesday by Anna Jackson, Amanda Blumenherst, Jaime Diaz, Rex Hoggard, George Savaricas and Dixon. Tuesday’s edition of central college at 11:30 a.m. ET will feature the announcement of the 2022 ANNIKA Award Presented by Stifel Recipient, which honors the nation’s most outstanding Division I college golfer.
HOW TO FOLLOW
Golf Channel will have live coverage May 23-25, the final three days of the NCAA Championship. Stay tuned for details on the upcoming NCAA Women’s Golf Championship, hosted by Arizona State at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale. Visit the Championship Central webpage. For the latest Sun Devil Women’s Golf program updates and information, follow our Twitter/Instagram accounts (@SunDevilWGolf), like our Facebook page (facebook.com/sundevilwgolf/) and visit our website (thesundevils.com).