Arkansas, Fassi Flex Muscle in ANNIKA Intercollegiate Win
Tournament host Annika Sorenstam (L) with the victorious Lady Razorbacks
(Minnesota Golf Association photo)
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN (October 3, 2017) - After flexing their muscle in the final round of the ANNIKA Intercollegiate, Arkansas has now played in two events this season and won two events this season.
Dealing with difficult final round playing conditions Maria Fassi, with a 6-under 66, led the Razorbacks to a 10-under final round and a 16-under finish that left them 12-strokes clear of 4-under UCLA. With the win Arkansas has now won back-to-back titles for the first time in program history.
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Stanford, after making an early move took third at 6-over while Texas and Furman shared fourth at 9-over.
Fassi, 10-under for the tournament, began the final round in chase mode but was able to sprint to the individual title and a five shot win with her stellar finish. The junior started strongly with birdies on Nos. 1 and 2 before adding five birdies on the back nine against just one bogey.
A medalist winner at the Mason Rudolph Championship, Fassi saved some of her best golf for last as she birdied five of the last eight holes and three of the last four.
Alana Uriell (-4) and Dylan Kim (-4) turned in tied for third finishes for Arkansas while Cara Gorlei (+2) shared 18th.
The top-five of the individual standings included Patty Tavatanakit (-5) of UCLA in second, Uriell and Kim were part of a group of four in third that was also comprised of Andrea Lee (Stanford) and 36-hole leader Natalie Srinivasan (Furman).
Some Notes: Arkansas started their season with a win at the Mason Rudolph Championship... the Razorbacks have led after each of their first six rounds of the season...The teams were pulled off the course at 2:53 for a lightening delay.
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