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ASU women's golf cruises to victory at Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational

The Sun Devils finished 12 strokes under par and 19 strokes ahead of second place

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ASU then-freshman Alexandra Forsterling competes during round three of competition at the PING/ASU Golf Invitational Sunday, March 31. 2019, at Papago Golf Course in Phoenix, Arizona.

No. 3 ASU women’s golf turned in its best performance of the season in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, earning first place at the Dr. Donnis Invitational Wednesday afternoon.

The Sun Devils, who notched an 852 (-12) final team score, finished with a commanding 19-stroke lead over second place Texas Christian University and secured their third tournament victory of the 2019-20 season.

Freshman Linn Grant placed first on the player leaderboard with a 209 (-7) individual score, and was joined by three other Sun Devils in the top 10.

Junior Raquel Olmos tallied a 214 (-2) final score while sophomore Alessandra Fanali and senior Olivia Mehaffey both finished one under par for ASU.

ASU tied for first in total birdies with 45 and earned first place in pars with 183. Grant, Mehaffey and Fanali all compiled double-digit birdie totals to each place in the top 10.

The Sun Devils placed first in par-3’s and par-4’s and second in par-5’s with averages of 3.13 (+8), 3.97 (-4) and 4.88 (-7) respectively.

It was a collective effort as Olmos ranked first in par-3 scoring with a 2.75 (-3) tally, Mehaffey ranked first in par-4’s with 3.83 (-5) and Fanali tied for second on par-5’s with a 4.50 (-6) average.

With the win, ASU logged its eighth top-five tournament finish of the season.

Next on the docket for the Sun Devils is the Ping/ASU Invitational, which will take place at the Papago Golf Course in Phoenix starting March 27.

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