TEMPE, Ariz. — The No. 7-ranked Arizona State women’s golf will be without senior star Olivia Mehaffey at the Pac-12 Championships, Friday-Sunday at Stanford.
Mehaffey, a four-time All-America and 2019 Pac-12 individual champion from Ireland, is out due to COVID healthy and safety protocol. She is expected to return for an NCAA regional, May 10-12, and if the Sun Devils advance for NCAA Championships, May 21-26 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale.
Mehaffey on Friday was named the 2021 Pac-12 Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
ASU’s Pac-12 lineup will be Linn Grant, Alessandra Fanali, Ashley Menne, Alexandra Forsterling and Amanda Linner.
Grant is ranked No. 5 nationally (Golfstat), Fanali No. 83, Menne No. 92 and Mehaffey No. 104. But Mehaffey has been playing recently including a ninth-place finish at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur.
No. 10 USC, No. 12 Oregon and No. 22 Arizona are Pac-12 top contenders along with ASU. The Trojans Allisen Corpuz is ranked No. 4 individually and Stanford’s Rachel Heck is No. 21.
The men’s golf Pac-12 Championships are April 26-28 at Mayacama Golf Club in Santa Rosa, California. ASU is ranked No. 9 and Arizona No. 21.
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