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Women’s Golf Adds Duel in the Desert to 2024 Schedule

Head Coach Missy Farr-Kaye announced that Arizona State and Denver will be competing in an event on February 25. The one-day, stroke play event will take place at Papago Golf Club with Denver serving as the host school. Sun Devil fans now have a third opportunity to watch the Maroon & Gold in the state of Arizona. ASU kicks off their Spring schedule by participating in the Match in the Desert in Gold Canyon on January 22. Later in the Spring, the program hosts the annual PING/ASU Invitational March 28-30 at Papago Golf Club. 

Updated 2023-24 Arizona State Women’s Golf Spring Schedule

Match in the Desert – January 22 (Gold Canyon, AZ)
Therese Hession Regional Challenge – Feb. 4-6 (Palos Verdes, CA)
Duel in the Desert (vs. Denver) – Feb. 25 (Phoenix, AZ)
Darius Rucker Intercollegiate – March 4-6 (Hilton Head Island, SC)
Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational – March 17-19 (Honolulu, HI)
PING/ASU Invitational – March 28-30 (Tempe, AZ)
Pac-12 Championship – April 21-23 (Pullman, WA)
NCAA Regionals – May 6-8 (Auburn/Cle Elum/College State/East Lansing/Las Vegas/Winston-Salem)
NCAA Championship – May 17-22 (La Costa, CA; Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, Champions Course)


Sun Devil Women’s Golf has completed the Fall portion of the 2023-24 campaign. Arizona State had several significant achievements and exciting moments during the first four tournaments of the season. All six Sun Devils on the roster competed in at least three events, gaining valuable experience. The competition in practice and to qualify for the spot in the lineup has never been higher, as Head Coach Missy Farr-Kaye’s team looks to continue the program’s tradition of success. 

“This Fall was a tremendous opportunity to grow as a team,” Coach Farr-Kaye observed. “All six of our student-athletes have been working extremely hard to improve their game. We had some strong moments over the past few months and look forward to building on that.”

The Sun Devils are one of just eight Division I Women’s Golf teams to earn a spot at NCAA Regionals every year for the past 30 seasons. Only traditional powers Arizona State, Arizona, Duke, Florida, Stanford, USC, UCLA and Wake Forest have qualified for a regional each time since the postseason format changed in 1993. Arizona State is one of three programs to have earned a Top-2 seed at a NCAA Regional in each of the last three NCAA Championships. The Sun Devils are joined by Wake Forest and South Carolina on this exclusive list.


During the past five decades, many of the premier amateur women’s golfers have called Arizona State University home. Arizona State won its NCAA-leading eighth national championship title in 2017 to reinforce its standing as the premier women’s golf school in the United States. Under legendary Head Coach Linda Vollstedt, the program became the first in women’s collegiate golf to win six championships in a decade (1990, ’93, ’94, ’95, ’97, ’98). ASU remains the lone program to ever capture three national titles in a row (1993, ’94, ’95). The Sun Devil Golf programs did something in 1990 that had never been done before and hasn’t been accomplished since. ASU swept both the Men’s and Women’s Team National Titles in 1990, becoming the first school to capture both championships in the same year.


Sun Devil Athletics was thrilled to extend four of its head coaches over the Christmas holiday, including Women’s Golf Head Coach Missy Farr-Kaye. Currently in her eighth year with ASU, Farr-Kaye has been extended through the 2027-28 athletic calendar. She completed the trifecta in 2017, becoming the first individual in NCAA history to win a National Championship as a player, assistant coach, and head coach at the same school.

The Thunderbirds Golf Complex, designed by Douglas Fredrickson Architects and built by Rummel Construction Inc., is a 7,000-square foot facility featuring a grand entry lobby, national championship displays, a team gym and locker rooms for both men’s and women’s teams, a fueling station, study lounge, team lounge, indoor hitting bays and more. Designed by Sun Devil alumnus and five-time PGA Major Championships winner Phil Mickelson, who is known for his short-game expertise, the four-acre practice area consists of five practice greens, four practice bunkers and a three-acre fairway and rough designed to practice every possible golf shot.

On Nov. 1, 2018, Papago Golf Course became the new home for Sun Devil Men’s & Women’s Golf with the unveiling of their new state-of-the-art practice facility — The Thunderbirds Golf Complex — through the generous commitment by The Thunderbirds organization. Arizona State, in partnership with The Thunderbirds, Arizona Golf Community Foundation, the City of Phoenix and Phil Mickelson Design, revitalized the course and helped build the Lou Grubb Clubhouse and Lou’s Bar & Grill.

Source: The Sun Devils