RALEIGH, N.C. – The 2022-23 Sun Devil Women’s Golf season has come to an end at the Raleigh Regional.
In need of a Top-5 finish after three days at the Raleigh Regional, Arizona State (+10/874) finished in seventh. Ashley Menne and Grace Summerhays each delivered Top-15 performances, but it wasn’t enough to help the Maroon & Gold advance. The program’s streak of five straight NCAA Championship appearances comes to an end.
Despite not competing in the event, the Sun Devil Women’s Golf program will be front-and-center at the NCAA Championship, with Arizona State University serves as the host school for the third consecutive year. Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale will team up with The Thunderbirds to host the 2023 NCAA Women’s Golf Championship May 19-24.
Arizona State’s run of five consecutive NCAA Championship appearances has been snapped. They were one of only five programs that could make this claim, joined in the exclusive club by Florida State, Stanford, Texas, and USC. The last time Sun Devil Women’s Golf missed the NCAA Championship was 2016. Head Coach Missy Farr-Kaye‘s team immediately responded by winning the 2017 National Championship at Rich Harvest Farms in Illinois the following year.
TOP-30 TEAMS ELIMINATED
NCAA golf regional action annually is a time when several possible championship contenders don’t make it through to NCAA Championships. The following note puts into perspective how difficult it is to advance to Grayhawk. Eight of the Top-30 Golfstat teams did not make the cut in 2023: #7 Auburn, #8 Oregon, #11 Arizona State, #19 UCF, #20 Iowa State, #21 Florida, #23 Ohio State, #29 Kentucky.
Ashley Menne (E/216/T-11th)
Ashley Menne delivered a strong front nine, completing the first half of her round at one-under. Birdies on the fifth and seventh hole had her moving in the right direction early in the day. A clutch birdie on 17 fueled a late comeback attempt, with Menne ultimately finishing tied for 11th at the Raleigh Regional.
TODAY’S ROUND: 74 (+2)
BIRDIES (3): 5th Hole (Par 4; 385 Yards), 7th Hole (Par 5; 554 Yards), 17th Hole (Par 3; 118 Yards)
Grace Summerhays (+1/217/T-14th)
Grace Summerhays entered the day in the Top-5 and in the hunt for an individual regional title. She got off to a great start, recording a birdie on her first hole. The back…
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