Fassi Earns WGCA Honor
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas freshman Maria Fassi earned Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) Honorable Mention All-America honors the organization announced Tuesday.
Fassi joined the Razorbacks in January after graduating from high school early. The Pachuca, Mexico, native, qualified and played in every event this spring, and was the first player in program history to open her career with a victory after winning the Lady Puerto Rico Classic.
Fassi has been the Razorbacks’ low finisher in five of seven events with four top-10 showings this season. Her season/career bests include a single-round 67 (second round of Puerto Rico) and a three-round total 208 (Puerto Rico). Fassi leads all Razorbacks with a 72.56 stroke average and is ranked No. 9 on the SEC leaderboard. Fassi ranks No. 7 in Golfweek, and No. 55 on WAGR.com.
The first-year player earned selection to the All-Southeastern Conference Second-Team and the SEC All-Freshman team this year and earned the sponsor’s exemption to the Walmart NW Arkansas LPGA Championship presented by P&G.
• It is the seventh consecutive year the Razorbacks have had a WGCA All-American First-Team, Second-Team or Honorable Mention selection
• Fassi is the third freshman and sixth overall Razorback to be honored (Stacy Lewis, 2005; Gabriela Lopez, 2013)
• The Razorbacks have had 14 honorees since 2015