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5 – Pac-12 Golfers of the Year
5 – Honda Award Winners
4 – Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) Freshman of the Year
5 – Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) Player of the Years
8 – NCAA Team Championships
10 – Individual National Champions
16 – Conference Medalists
16 – Conference Team Championships
23 – Consecutive Trips to the NCAA Championships (1992-2014)
2017: Monica Vaughn
2008: Azahara Muñoz
1999: Grace Park
1995: Kristel Mourgue d’Algue
1994: Emilee Klein
1985: Danielle Ammaccapane
1970: Cathy Gaughan
1969: Jane Bastanchury-Booth
1962: Carol Sorenson
1960: Joanne Gunderson-Carner
Located on the southwest corner of the player practice driving range on Rural Road, the player practice and instructional facility serves as the home of the ASU men's and women's golf teams. The building includes "Hobbs House", named after Bob and Karen Hobbs and family, who were major contributors to the clubhouse. Inside the facility is a large player facility room, which has a state-of the-art video analysis system, a study area and a team meeting room. In addition, the building also has locker room facilities for both the men's and women's teams and small, satellite offices for both head coaches.
Arizona State is known for its dominance in collegiate women’s golf but it is also known for its prowess for preparing and turning out some of the top golfers on the professional circuit. The list of LPGA professionals from ASU is infinite, but recent Sun Devil golfers to find success at the professional level are 2010 LPGA Rookie of the Year Azahara Muñoz, 2009 LET Rookie of the Year and LPGA Major Championship winner Anna Nordqvist, 2012 LET Rookie of the Year and earnings winner Carlota Ciganda. Since 2009, six Sun Devil golfers have reached the LPGA tour (Nordqvist, Munoz, Ciganda, Jennifer Johnson, Jaclyn Sweeney, and Giulia Molinaro).
Juliana Murcia Ortiz
Heather Bowie Young
In addition to prioritizing success on the course, Coach Farr-Kaye puts an emphasis on success in the classroom. The Sun Devils have a long list of Academic All-Americans, detailed below. ASU also held the monopoly on the Edith Cummings Munson Award, given nationally to the highest achieving golfer athletically and academically, for three straight years as Azahara Munoz became the first back-to-back winner in 2008-09, followed by Julianna Murcia in 2010.
Also dominant in the Pac-12 Conference academically, Munoz (’09), Murcia (’10), Giulia Molinaro (’12), and Noemi Jimenez (’15) each received the Pac-12 Scholar Athlete award for their achievements in the athletic and academic arenas.
(48 since 2003)
Edith Cummings Munson Award
Pac-12 Scholar Athlete of the Year
In June 2015, Missy Farr-Kaye was named the 10th head coach of the then-seven-time NCAA champion Arizona State women’s golf team after serving for 15 years as an assistant and associate head coach under Melissa Luellen. In 2017, Farr-Kaye led the Sun Devils to their nation-leading eighth NCAA title and was named National Coach of the Year, as well as Regional and Pac-12 Coach of the Year.
“This is my dream job in every sense of the word,” said Farr-Kaye. “To become the head women’s golf coach of my alma mater is the pinnacle of my career and I have a personal, vested interest in the success of our program. Our goal is to continue to bring home the national title year in, year out. Arizona State has championship expectations and I intend to deliver.”
An accomplished golfer in her own right, Farr-Kaye was a member of the Sun Devil golf team under Hall of Fame head coach Linda Vollstedt and helped Arizona State bring home its first of seven NCAA titles as a senior in 1990. Farr-Kaye graduated from Arizona State in 1990 with a degree in organizational communications.
In November 2016, Farr-Kaye hired former Sun Devil teammate Michelle Estill as assistant coach. Farr-Kaye and Estill were teammates under legendary head coach Linda Vollstedt and Estill graduated from ASU with a B.S. in Business Management in 1989. After ASU, Estill was the 1991 LPGA Rolex Rookie of the Year and has made many contributions to the association as a playing member (1991-2006), as well as on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee (1996-98), and as President (1998).