The ASU women's golf team ended its fall portion of the season with a tough performance at the Nanea Pac-12 Preview tournament; the team finished 16 strokes above par, and ninth overall out of 13 teams.
Senior Madison Kerley finished in the best position for the Sun Devils. She finished in 22nd place, shooting two shots over par for the entire tournament. Kerley remained consistent throughout the tournament, shooting 74, 73 and 74 in three rounds played.
Sophomore Raquel Olmos had the second best finish for the Sun Devils, tying for 38th. She shot eight strokes above par for the tournament. Olmos also shot consistently throughout the tournament, scoring 73, 77 and 77 in her three rounds of play.
Senior Sofia Anokhina tied with Olmos in 38th place, shooting eight strokes above par. Anokhina started the tournament slow, scoring 78 in the first round. However, she climbed back up the ranks in the last two rounds, scoring 75 and 74 respectively.
The Sun Devils scored 182 pars in the tournament, the most for any team. However, ASU struggled particularly on par-4 holes.
The team shot 24 strokes above par for all of their par-4 holes played. The Sun Devils scored 34 birdies throughout the tournament, which was the third lowest team total.
The next competition for the women's golf team will be after the calendar turns to 2019. They will face off against the University of Denver on Jan. 27th in Gold Canyon, AZ. The spring portion of the women's golf season will start with the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge from Feb. 3-5.
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Jeffrey Horst is the digital editor-in-chief of The State Press. He previously served as the publication's sports editor and worked at Cronkite News and ArizonaSports.com.