TEMPLE, Arizona – Sun Devil women’s golf season fast approaching, with head coach Missy Farr Kaye announcing a tough 2022-23 roster.

The schedule features ten regular season tournaments, with four taking place in the fall and the remaining six scheduled for the spring of 2023. This leads into a three-part postseason that includes the Pac-12 Championship, NCAA Regional Championships and the NCAA championship.

Missy Farr KayeThe team is coming off another strong campaign in which they finished ninth in the NCAA Championship, narrowly missing out on a second straight finish in Match Play. Arizona State returns five from a talented 2021-22 roster and once again has high expectations. The team will be tested with a tough 2022-23 campaign, with the Sun Devils taking part in some of the biggest events in the country.

THE COACHES’ CORNER
“We are excited about our schedule this coming year. The strength of this schedule is among the highest of any team in the country. Our team will be ready to hit some great golf courses and venues as we wrap up our year at Grayhawk for the final year ASU hosts the NCAA Championship!”

The following is a breakdown of the 2022-23 Sun Devil Women’s Golf schedule, which includes five events in the state of Arizona. Never have Sun Devil fans had so many opportunities to discover their Sun Devils as this season. It all culminates in the 2023 NCAA Women’s Golf Championship, again hosted by Arizona State and the Thunderbirds at Grayhawk Golf Club. Here is more information about each tournament:

FALL
ANNIKA Intercollegiate – September 12-14 (Lake Elmo, MN)

For the third consecutive season, Arizona State will participate in the ANNIKA Intercollegiate hosted by the ANNIKA Foundation. The Sun Devils waste no time testing themselves against some of the best teams in the country. 12 teams will compete at the Royal Golf Club for one of the most prestigious titles of the fall. ASU is joined by Oregon, South Carolina, Wake Forest, Alabama, Virginia, Auburn, Texas, Florida, Michigan and Duke. 11 of the 12 programs are in the Top 25 of the preseason, making this a great early measurement opportunity for the Sun Devils.

Windy City Collegiate – October 3-4 (Highland Park, IL)
Arizona State will be back in a familiar place when it returns to Windy City Collegiate, playing in the tournament in three of the past five years. Northwestern hosts this packed field in another strong fall event, featuring the top 25 teams from Oregon, USC, South Carolina, Duke, Florida, Texas, Michigan, Virginia and Arizona. Michigan State, Purdue, Washington and Iowa State round out the 14-team tournament held at Exmoor Country Club.

Stanford Intercollegiate – October 21-23 (Stanford, CA)
Arguably the biggest challenge of the fall will come with Arizona State’s annual appearance at the Stanford Intercollegiate, hosted by Stanford at Stanford Golf Course. The Sun Devils have participated in this event regularly since its inception, winning the Tag Team Championship six times. The last time came in 2019 when Linn Grant and Raquel Olmo recorded top 5 finishes. ASU is joined by ranked teams from Florida, USC, Stanford, San Jose State, Georgia, Northwest, Texas and Virginia.

Pac-12 Preview – October 31-November 2 (Kailua-Kona, HI)
The fall season is ending in paradise, as Sun Devil Women’s Golf makes its annual trip to Hawaii for the Pac-12 preview. A majority of the conference will travel to Nanea Golf Club for another prestigious tournament. The Hawaii host school will be the only non-Pac-12 team on the field, giving fans a taste of what the Pac-12 championship will look like. Arizona State will take a two-month break before participating in the spring season, which runs from January through May.

SPRING SEASON
Game in the Desert – January 23 (Gold Canyon, AZ)

The Sun Devils will make their first appearance in Arizona State when they travel to Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club for the Match in the Desert. Arizona State will enter the event as the event’s four-time defending champion, winning the 2022 event over No. 2 Oklahoma State by five strokes. Kansas will host for the second straight year, with the tournament moving to one day in 2023.

Nexus Collegiate – February 13-15 (New Providence, Bahamas)
Arizona State will leave the country for the first time in nearly a decade when they travel to the Bahamas for Nexus Collegiate. The Sun Devils will be part of a unique event that will take place at Albany Golf Club and will be hosted by Auburn. This is the first time that ASU will participate in this event, which will be the first women’s golf tournament held in the Bahamas. ASU will have the chance to take on teams from the SEC and ACC in one of the spring’s signature events.

Darius Rucker Intercollegiate – February 27-March 1 (Hilton Head, SC)
After a successful GOLF Channel debut in 2022, the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate returns as one of college golf’s premier events. It will once again be broadcast live on GOLF Channel from the Long Cove Club, with the country’s top teams on display nationally. Arizona State had a fantastic performance against Darius Rucker last year, with Coach Farr-Kaye preparing his players to perform under pressure. This event ended up being a taste of last year’s NCAA Championship, with the nation’s top-ranked teams enjoying significant media coverage and attention.

Cactus Cup – March 13-14 (Phoenix, AZ)
Arizona State will make its second appearance in Arizona when it hosts the first-ever Cactus Cup in March. The two-day event is scheduled for match play format and will feature South Carolina, Virginia and UCLA. Four NCAA Championship competitors will get a taste of Match Play, which is used to determine the NCAA Championship. ASU enjoyed a similar experience in the Niklaus Cup in 2021-22, with coach Farr-Kaye bringing a unique event to the backyard of Sun Devil fans.

PING/ASU Invitational – March 24-26 (Phoenix, AZ)
The Sun Devils continue a streak in which they don’t leave the state as they host the annual PING/ASU Invitational at Papago Golf Club. Many of the nation’s top teams will once again compete in one of college golf’s most historic tournaments, the third chance for fans to experience ASU in the state. Arizona State is the defending champion, earning its 21st tag team championship by a whopping 15 strokes. Not only was the 839 (-25) tied for the lowest score in program history, but the 15-stroke advantage was ASU’s most wins in PING/ASU history. Invitational.

Alexandra Forsterling was sensational in winning individual medalist honours, becoming the 17th Sun Devil to win the individual crown. Forsterling (-9/207) had to beat his teammate Ashley Menne for the title, as Arizona State finished 1-2 in the final player standings. She is the first Sun Devil to win at PING/ASU since Roberta Liti in 2017.



Silverado Showdown – April 3-5 (Napa, CA)
The regular season finale tournament is another familiar tournament for ASU, as they return to the Silverado Showdown at Silverado Resort & Spa. Colorado and Oregon host the event that the Sun Devils have been successful in the past. In 2022, Alessandra Fanali won the final regular season tournament of his career, becoming the first Sun Devil to win the Silverado Showdown. This represents the final tune-up before the start of the playoffs.

POST-SEASON
Pac-12 Championship – April 17-19 (Phoenix, AZ)

For the first time since 2011, Arizona State will host the Pac-12 Women’s Golf Championship in its fourth appearance at Arizona State. This will be the first time the Sun Devils have hosted Papago Golf Club, a location that Coach Missy Farr KayeThe team has enjoyed great success at. Maroon & Gold will have the chance to win their first Pac-12 Championship since 2009 in front of their home fans. The top conference in the nation offers one of the most competitive conference championship events every year.

NCAA Regionals – May 8-10 (Athens/Palm Beach Gardens/Pullman/Raleigh/San Antonio/Westfield)
Arizona State has qualified for the NCAA Regional Championships every year since its inception in 1992. If they do so again in 2022, they will go to one of the following six venues. A total of 72 teams are selected for NCAA regionals, with 12 teams making each region. ASU would need to finish in the Top 4 in its region to qualify for the NCAA Championship. Here are the six regional locations:

  • Athens, Georgia – University of Georgia Golf Course
  • Palm Beach Gardens, Florida – PGA National Resort
  • Pullman, Washington – Palouse Ridge Golf Club
  • Raleigh, NC – Lonnie Poole Golf Course
  • San Antonio, TX – TPC San Antonio
  • Westfield, Indiana – The Chatham Hills Club

NCAA Championship – May 19-24 (Scottsdale, AZ; Grayhawk Golf Club)
The 2023 NCAA Women’s Golf Championship will be hosted by the Thunderbirds and Arizona State at Grayhawk Golf Club. This is the third year in a row that the Sun Devils will host the most prestigious event of the season. Coach Farr-Kaye’s team has qualified for the NCAA Championship each of the past six seasons, qualifying for NCAA match play twice (2017 and 2020). The 2017 run ended with the program’s eighth NCAA championship, a number they are looking to add to their own backyard at the end of the season.

Arizona State Women’s Golf Schedule 2022-23
ANNIKA Intercollegiate – September 12-14 (Lake Elmo, MN)
Windy City Collegiate – October 3-4 (Wilmette, IL)
Stanford Intercollegiate – October 21-23 (Stanford, CA)
Pac-12 Preview – October 31-November 2 (Kailua-Kona, HI)
Game in the Desert – January 23 (Gold Canyon, AZ)
Nexus Collegiate – February 13-15 (Nassau, Bahamas)
Darius Rucker Intercollegiate – February 27-March 1 (Hilton Head, SC)
Cactus Cup – March 13-14 (Scottsdale, AZ)
PING/ASU Invitational – March 24-26 (Phoenix, AZ)
Silverado Showdown – April 3-4 (Napa, CA)
Pac-12 Championship – April 17-19 (Phoenix, AZ)
NCAA Regionals – May 8-10 (Athens/Palm Beach Gardens/Pullman/Raleigh/San Antonio/Westfield)
NCAA Championship – May 19-24 (Scottsdale, AZ; Grayhawk Golf Club)