(New Providence, Bahamas) Sun Devil Women’s Golf continued their steady play at the Nexus Collegiate as they completed the second round on Tuesday.
No. 13 Arizona State sits in a tie for third place with No. 9 LSU after day two, trailing only No. 2 Wake Forest and host No. 16 Auburn. Head Coach Missy Farr-Kaye‘s team finds themselves ahead of No. 4 South Carolina, No. 11 Ole Miss, No. 19 Duke, No. 20 Ole Miss, and several others as they have a chance at another strong finish in a competitive field.
The field will undergo a shotgun start at 5:45 AM MST tomorrow morning, with the Nexus Collegiate team and individual champion decided on the final day at Albany Golf Course.
A slow start was quickly rectified on hole three, as the Sun Devils initially attacked the front nine. Both Ashley Menne and Amanda Linner birdied the third hole with no bogeys recorded. The sixth hole was extremely lucrative, one of two that four Sun Devils birdied today. A rocky finish to the front nine set up an important push on the back nine.
After recording eight birdies on the front nine, ASU took their game to another level on the back nine, allowing them to maintain their third place positioning. The 15th hole was a launching point, as four Sun Devils recorded birdies which sparked a terrific finish. Led by Grace Summerhays’ four birdies in her final five holes, ASU finished seven-under over the final four holes, including 11 birdies. Summerhays was four-under on the back nine while Calynne Rosholt, Ashley Menne and Beth Coulter were even. Three birdies were carded on each of the final two holes, giving the Sun Devils momentum heading into tomorrow’s final round.
“We had a really great finish today,” Coach Farr-Kaye reflected. “The wind completely changed again which makes Albany so challenging. Grace especially finished well!! It has been a great week in the Bahamas and we look forward to a strong finish tomorrow!”
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Press Release courtesy of Sun Devil Athletics – Connor Smith