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Women's Golf

Women's Golf Almanac

Danielle Ammaccapane
Women's Golf / 1984-1987
/ Inducted 1997
A three-time first-team All-America selection, she won the 1985 NCAA women's golf championship, becoming the fifth ASU female golfing national champion. She was named Golf Magazine's College Player of the Year and Golf Digest's Female Amateur of the Year as a sophomore. A four-time-all-conference pick, she won the 1987 Pacific-10 Championship crown on her way to posting a school-record nine collegiate tournament victories. She captured the 1985 U.S. Public Links title and was a member of the 1986 U.S. Curtis Cup team before distinguishing herself on the LPGA Tour.

Jane Bastanchury
Women's Golf/1966-1968/ Inducted
Bastanchury was the Trans-Mississippi champion in 1967. As a member of the United States team than won the World Cup title in 1968, she also finished in the World Cup individuals play. She was a United States Amateur quarterfinalist in 1967 and 1968, and a United States Collegiate semifinalist in 1968. Bastanchury ranked third nationally in 1967.

Kellee Booth
Women's Golf/1995-1999/ Inducted 2010
Booth established herself as one of the top amateur golfers in the country while at Arizona State University. A first-team All-American from 1995-1996 and again in 1998, Booth was also the 1997 Dinah Shore Award winner and 1998 Honda Award Winner for Golf, and led her teams to NCAA team titles in 1995, 1997, and 1998. The Coto de Caza, Calif., native was also an Academic All-American at Arizona State University from 1996-1998. In her final year at ASU, Booth won the 1999 South Atlantic Amateur, Doherty Cup, Women's Western Amateur and Trans National Amateur. Kellee was a member of the 1996 and 1998 U.S. Curtis Cup and World Amateur teams. In 1997 she received the Dinah Shore Award, the 1998 Marilyn Smith award and in 2000 she received the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship Nancy Lopez Award, which is given to the top amateur from the previous year, for her accomplishments in 1999.

Brandie Burton
Women's Golf/ 1989-1990/
Inducted 2008
Brandie Burton made her mark at ASU in just one season. As a freshman, Burton won the first five college tournaments she finished. She would later add the Pac-10 individual title, giving her six wins on the season, and she helped lead the team to its first national championship. Burton was named National Player of the Year and a First-Team All-American, and after playing for the U.S. Curtis Cup Team, she moved on to an LPGA career where she has won five times, including two majors.

Joanne Gunderson Carner
Women's Golf/1957-1961 / Charter Inductee 1975
A 1960 National Champion and All-American. Played in the U.S. Curtis Cup 1958-62, 1964. Gunderson Carner is a five-time U.S. Amateur Champion, 1957, 60, 62, 66, 68, the most of any Sun Devil women's golfer.

Heather Farr
Women's Golf/1983-1985
/ Inducted 1990
One of the top players in Arizona State chronicles, Farr earned All-America honors in 1984 and 1985. A member of the 1984 U.S. Curtis Cup and World Amateur teams, she won the 1984 U.S. Public Links championship. She won two tournaments at Arizona State before moving to the LPGA tour in 1986. Farr was the low amateur at the 1983 U.S. Open and helped Arizona State win a pair of conference titles. In addition, she placed fourth at the 1984 NCAA Championship to guide ASU to a second place team finish.

Amy Fruhwirth
Women's Golf/1986-1991/
Inducted 2005
Fruhwirth was a member of the 1989-90 NCAA championship team. A three-time All-American selection, as well as a three-time All-Pac-10 honoree, Fruhwirth was the 1991 U.S. Amateur Champion. She won the 1989 Lady Sun Devil Invitational, the 1990 USC Yamaha Invitational, and the 1987 U.S. Japan Intercollegiate Tournament.

Emilee Klein
Women's Golf / 1993-1994
/ Inducted 2009
Klein had a highly decorated two-year career at ASU, helping the Sun Devils to team national championships both years and winning the individual national title in 1994. She was a Second Team All-American in 1993 and then earned First Team All-America honors in 1994. Klein was also a First Team All-Pacific-10 Conference selection in both 1993 and 1994, and she named Golfweek's Collegiate Player of the Year and Golf Digest Women's Amateur of the Year in 1994. She was a member of the United States team in the 1994 Curtis Cup. Prior to her arrival at ASU, Klein had an accomplished junior golf career, capturing the 1991 U.S. Girls Junior Amateur title, being named an AJGA All-American four times and winning the AJGA Rolex Junior Player of the Year in 1991. She went on to join the LPGA Tour in 1995 and was named LPGA Rookie of the Year by Golf Digest in 1995. She won three tournaments as a professional, including the 1996 Weetabix Women's British Open, and was a member of the victorious United States team in the 2002 Solheim Cup.

Cathy Gaughan Mant
Women's Golf / 1968-1972
/ Inducted 1999
She won the 1968 Pacific Northwest Amateur Title in addition to three Oregon amateur titles (1968-1970). In 1970, she won the American Interscholastic Association for Women National Individual Championship - the fourth ASU golfer to hold that title. She joined the LPGA Tour in 1976, her best career finish (third-place tie) was in the Rail Charity Classic in 1983.

Lauri Merten
Women's Golf/1979-1982
/ Inducted 2000
Merten (1979-82) was the first All-American coached by Linda Vollstedt at ASU, garnering first team recognition in 1982. In 1980 and 1981 she won the Western Collegiate Athletic Association individual championship, earning all-conference honors both years as well as in 1982. She helped lead the Devils to a third place national finish in 1980 in addition to three consecutive WCAA titles from 1980-82.

Alice Miller
Women's Golf/1974-1978
/ Inducted 1985
Miller was named Most Improved Player in 1977 after a fifth place showing in the Intermountain Conference tournament. She and her Sun Devil teammates won the Intermountain Conference title for the third year in a row. ASU also took fourth place that year in the AIAW championship tournament. Miller was a member of the ASU Golf teams that won the national championship in 1975 and finished third in 1976. She set the Women's Course record at Ahwautukee with a 4-under-par 69 in November 1976. As a pro, she set the LPGA single-season money-winning record in 1985. In six years on the tour, Miller had six tournament victories, including the 1985 Dinah Shore Invitational.

Grace Park
Women's Golf/1998-2000
/ Inducted 2011
Park was named Player of the Year and All-American her freshman year of 1998. That season she won the U.S. Women's Amateur plus the other two "amateur majors" of women's golf, the first golfer to win all three since Patty Berg in 1938. By the middle of 1999, Park had amassed 55 tournament wins in junior, collegiate and amateur competitions. Then she finished eighth as an amateur at the 1999 U.S. Women's Open and decided it was time to turn pro..

Mary Bea Porter
Women's Golf, Basketball, Volleyball, Softball/1968-1973
/ Inducted 2001
Porter competed in four sports from 1968-73. In her senior season, Porter was a first-team All-American in golf and was named the College Athlete of the Year before joining the LPGA in 1973. She played on two NAIA women's golf national championship teams in 1970 and 1971.

Pearl Sinn
Women's Golf/1986-1989
/ Inducted 2002
Sinn earned All-America honors twice during her illustrious ASU career (1988 and 1989) and was an honorable-mention selection in 1987. She became the first golfer ever (male or female) to win the U.S. Public Links and U.S. Amateur in the same year in 1988 and defended her title the following year at the 1989 U.S. Public Links. Sinn helped ASU win a pair of Pac-10 Conference championships and two top-five NCAA finishes.

Carol Sorenson
Women's Golf/1960-1964
/ Inducted 1976
Sorenson won the National Collegiate Women's Championship in 1962 and then took the British Women's Amateur title in 1964. She was also the U.S. junior champion in 1960, won the Tucker Collegiate tournament in 1961, the Western Amateur in 1962, and the Trans Mississippi in 1964. She was also on the Curtis and World Cup teams in 1964.

Tina Tombs
Women's Golf/1981-1985/ Inducted 2006
Tombs is considered one of the best to ever play for legendary ASU Coach Linda Vollstedt...earned first-team All-America honors in 1984 and honorable mention All-America recognition in 1984...was a first-team All-Pac-10 member in 1984 and a second-team member in 1983 and 1985...was a member of two Western Collegiate Athletic Association championship teams (1984-85), and was a conference medalist in 1984...she went on to a successful professional career playing on the LPGA Tour.

Wendy Ward
Women's Golf/1992-1995
/ Inducted 2007
Ward is one of the most acclaimed female golfers in Arizona State's illustrious history. A four-time All-American, she helped Arizona State win three consecutive national championships while finishing second individually in 1994 and 1995. As a senior, Ward carded a 71.87 stroke average, which at the time was the lowest stroke average recorded by a female collegiate golfer.

Pamela Wright
Women's Golf/1986-1988
/ Inducted 2004
Pamela Wright garnered two All-America selections in her career with the Sun Devils earning first team honors in 1988 and second team one year prior. A first-team all-conference selection for three years in a row, Wright won four collegiate events, including the 1988 Pac-10 Conference and 1986 Pacific West Conference Championships. An Academic All-America honoree as a senior, she joined the professional ranks of the LPGA Tour in 1989 and was chosen as the Tour's Rookie of the Year following three Top 10 finishes. A five-time Solheim Cup Participant, including the European team's assistant captain in both 2000 and 2002, Wright earned her bachelor's degree in sociology in 1999.


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