SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Sun Devil Women’s Golf advanced to the final round of stroke play at the NCAA Championship, making the Top-15 team cut on Sunday.
Arizona State (+30/894) finished the day in 12th place, comfortably moving on to the fourth round with a chance to play their way into a Top-8 spot. Head Coach Missy Farr Kaye‘s sits only six strokes out of a coveted Match Play position, with an important 18 holes deciding the eight advancing teams.
Making the Top-15 cut this year was an accomplishment, as three Top-10 teams saw their seasons end. National title contenders No. 4 Wake Forest, No. 6 Oklahoma State, and No. 9 Alabama struggled with the championship-level Grayhawk Raptor Golf Course.
Alessandra Fanali and Calynne Rosholt led the way for the Sun Devils, as they make the Top-15 cut for the second straight year. ASU is one of nine programs to make the cut both years at the National Championship, as they look to build off last year’s fifth-place NCAA finish. Fanali and Rosholt each shot a 73 (+1) for a team-low, avoiding the costly mistakes that plagued many in the field today.
Next up, the Sun Devils will be paired with 10th place Georgia and 11th place Purdue tomorrow, teeing-off at 10:11 AM MST on Hole 10. Catch the end of Arizona State’s fourth round as GOLF Channel coverage begins tomorrow at 2 PM MST . Visit Golfstat for live scoring throughout the tournament.
GOLF CHANNEL COVERAGE
Monday’s fourth round of stroke play, as well as Tuesday and Wednesday’s match play, will broadcast live on the Golf Channel. See below for the Golf Channel broadcast schedule throughout the championships (all times Eastern Time). The Golf Channel can also be viewed online at www.golfchannel.com or on the Golf Channel app.
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|Monday, May 23||2-6 p.m.||1-2 p.m.||6-7pm||7pm-11pm; 12am-2:30am;
6-8:30 am (Tuesday)
|Tuesday, May 24||9-11:30am;
|8:30am-9am; 1:30-2pm||6-7pm||7-11 pm; 12-2 am (Wednesday)|
|Wednesday, May 25||2-6 p.m.||1:30-2pm||6-7pm||7 – 11 p.m.|
GOLF Channel Broadcast Team
- Play by Play: Bob Papa
- Analyst: Paige Mackenzie
- Tower: Steve Burkowski
- On-Course: Karen Stupples / Emilia Migliaccio / Jim Gallagher Jr.
- Interviews: Kira K. Dixon
Central College and Central Golf will be anchored Monday-Wednesday by Anna Jackson, Amanda Blumenherst, Jaime Diaz, Rex Hoggard, George Savaricas, and Dixon. Tuesday’s edition of Central College at 11:30 am ET will feature the announcement of the 2022 ANNIKA Award presented by Stifel recipient, which honors the nation’s most outstanding female Division I collegiate golfer.
For the second straight day, Arizona State began their day on the first hole. The story early on was Calynne Rosholt’s consistent play, as she remained steady by delivering pars through her first six holes. She finally broke through on seven, recording the Sun Devils’ first birdie of the day. Ashley Menne followed up with a birdie on seven. Meanwhile, Alessandra Fanali recovered from an early bogey to make by on eight straight holes to finish the front nine.
After seeing only two birdies fall in the first half of the round, Arizona State had seven birdies on the back nine. Three of those came courtesy of Alexandra Forsterling, as she played her best stretch of golf for the entire tournament. Forsterling was two-under on the back nine, finishing her final eight holes at three-under. She looks to build on the momentum heading into tomorrow’s round. Ashley Menne was responsible for a pair of birdie putts on his own, while Alessandra Fanali remained consistent by finishing the back nine even.
|T7||San Jose State||307||296||285||+24|
The championship consists of 24 teams and 12 individuals completing 54 holes of stroke play (Friday-Sunday). Following the first three rounds, the top-15 teams along with the top nine individuals not on an advancing team proceed to the final day of stroke play Monday to determine the top eight teams for match play competition and the 72-hole stroke play individual champion . The top eight teams then compete in match play for the NCAA Championship on Tuesday & Wednesday.
Head Coach Missy Farr Kaye
“This was a difficult round, but I know we will bounce back. I was telling the team post round that we believe in the them. They already got in a spirited practice session this evening and are ready to make a move.”
“Calynne and Alessandra had solid days, we will need more of that tomorrow. All of our golfers are extremely capable and I am excited to see how they play with GOLF Channel providing coverage and our season on the line.”
Tee times for the fourth day of the NCAA Championship have been announced. Along with 10th place Georgia and 11th place Purdue, Arizona State will begin their second round on the 10th hole at 10:11 am MST, with a new competitor teeing-off every 11 minutes. If the Sun Devils make it into the Top-8, they will begin Match Play on Tuesday morning.
HOW TO FOLLOW
Golf Channel will have live coverage May 23-25, the final three days of the NCAA Championship. Stayed tuned for more 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 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).