FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas junior Maria Fassi has been selected as the Southeastern Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week, the league office announced today.
Fassi has picked up back-to-back medalist honors this spring winning the Lady Puerto Rico Classic and earning a win last week at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate. The two wins brings Fassi’s victory total to four this year, making her only the second Razorback player to win four or more events in a single season (Stacy Lewis).
Fassi leads the team with a 69.67 stroke average, is ranked second in the SEC, fourth in Golfstat and fifth in Golfweek. She currently ranks third on the ANNIKA Award Watch List and is the No. 1 player on the Arnold Palmer Cup selection list for international women.
At the Darius Rucker this week
•Fassi’s three-round 210 was the fourth best individual score in tournament history.
•She was one of just two players to shoot in the 60s in the final round.
•Fassi finished with a 2-under 69 on the final day and 3-under for the tournament.
•Fassi was the only player in the field to shoot par or better in all three rounds.
•Fassi defeated five top-10 players, eight top-25 players and 14 top-50 players in the field.
•Fassi’s win and score were the best in program history for a Razorback at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate.
•Fassi’s win is only the fourth time in seven years that Arkansas has had an individual player in the top-10 at this event.
•Fassi’s performance paced Arkansas to a runner-up finish. That is the Razorbacks’ best showing at this event (previous was T-5 in 2013).
• Arkansas’ 874 is the program’s best score at this event (previous was 882 in 2016).
•Fassi has paced Arkansas to four team titles including one this spring at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic, and six top-4 finishes in six events.
•Helped Arkansas defeat eight SEC teams and some of the top-ranked players in the conference and country at the Darius Rucker.
The third-ranked Razorbacks return to action on March 18-20 at the Evans-Derby Experience in Auburn, Alabama. Arkansas travels to the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic April 13-15 in the final event of the regular season.
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