Maria Fassi - Women's Golf - Arkansas Razorbacks

Maria Fassi

Sr. | 5-9 | Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico | UFD High School

2019 NCAA Individual National Champion
2019 SEC Individual Champion
Honda Sport Award for Golf Winner | 2019
ANNIKA Award Winner | 2019
Ping WGCA Player of the Year | 2019
SEC Female Athlete of the Year | 2019
WGCA First-Team All-American | 2019
Golfweek First-Team All-American | 2019
SEC Women’s Golf Player of the Year | 2019
First-Team All-SEC | 2019
WGCA All-American Scholar | 2019
WGCA First-Team All-American | 2018
First-Team All-SEC | 2018
SEC Women’s Golf Player of the Year | 2018
ANNIKA Award Winner | 2018
Palmer Cup Selection (International) | 2018
U.S. Women’s Open | 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
WGCA All-American Honorable Mention | 2016
Second-Team All-SEC | 2016
SEC All-Freshman Team | 2016
Arkansas Academic Honor Roll | Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017
Sponsor’s Exemption to the Walmart NW Arkansas LPGA Championship presented by P&G | 2016, 2018

2018-19 BESTS
Low Round: 68 (4x), Most recent: Round three of the NCAA Championship, May 20, 2019
Low Tournament: 210 (69-72-69) at the NCAA Washington Regional, May 6-8, 2019
Best Finish: 1st (2x), Most recent: NCAA Championship, May 20, 2019

Low Round: 64 (2x), Most recent: Round one of the Evans-Derby Experience, March 18, 2018
Low Tournament: 200 (65-71-64) at the Mason Rudolph Championship, Sept. 15-17, 2017/
Best Finish: 1st (10x), Most recent: NCAA Championship, May 20, 2019

AS A SENIOR (2018-19)
Arkansas Women’s Golf’s second-ever individual national champion … Arkansas’ second-ever SEC Female Athlete of the Year … Arkansas’ second-ever Honda Sport Award Winner … Back-to-back SEC Women’s Golfer of the Year … Became the first back-to-back ANNIKA Award winner ever … WGCA First-Team All-American … First-Team All-SEC … runner-up finish at the first-ever Augusta National Women’s Amateur … Second Razorback ever with double-digit wins … Her 72.03 career scoring average is the best in program history … Set a program record with her 64 par or better rounds over her career … Owns the top-two single-season scoring averages in program history (70.50, 2017-18/71.12, 2018-19)

AS A JUNIOR (2017-18)
WGCA First-Team All-American … Southeastern Conference Player of the Year … First-Team All-SEC … No. 1-ranked player in the country heading into the NCAA Championship … Palmer Cup Selection (international team) … U.S. Women’s Open qualifier … Program record seven wins (lost a two-hole playoff at the SEC Championship) … Won the program’s first individual NCAA Regional title … School record round of 200 (65-71-64) at the Mason Rudolph Championship … Carded a season and career-best 64 twice (Mason Rudolph Championship and the Evans-Derby Experience) …. School single-season record 25 rounds of par or lower … Finished the year with 137 birdies, eight eagles and 326 par holes … Arkansas’ top finisher in eight events … Four of her tournament totals rank in the top-10 in program history … Three rounds (200, 202 and 206) rank in the top-5 in program history.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2016-17)
First full season with the Razorbacks after joining the team in January of her freshman season … Won first event of the fall (second of her career) at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate … Posted career-low 205 at ANNIKA with rounds of 71-66-68 … Seven rounds of par of lower in four fall events … Finished fall with a 71.83 stroke average … Played in every event of the season … Had three top-10 finishes … Her win at the ANNIKA was the second of her career and the second time she won the first event of the year as a Razorback … Was one of Arkansas’ top two finishers in five events as a sophomore … Earned a Monday qualifying spot at the NWA Championship in 2017.

AS A FRESHMAN (2015-16)
Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Honorable Mention as a freshman … Named All-SEC Second-Team and to the SEC All-Freshman Team … Joined the team in January after graduating high school early (December) … Qualified and played in all seven spring tournaments since joining the team in January … Been Arkansas’s low finisher in first five tournaments of her Razorback career … First Razorback to win her first-ever tournament as a freshman shooting 208 at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic … Four top-10 finishes in first five events … Season/Career bests include a single-round 67 (second round of Puerto Rico) and three-round total 208 (Puerto Rico) … Leads Razorbacks with a 72.80 stroke average … Ranks No. 15 on the SEC leaderboard and as the fourth-ranked freshman … Ranks No. 11 on Golfweek rankings … Ranks No. 55 on … Win/loss record of 470-128-26 in spring tournaments.

Becomes the third star from Mexico to join the Razorbacks after signing in November 2015 … She finished high school early and joins the team for the second semester in January 2016 … Following on the heels of the recent success of seniors Gabriela Lopez and Regina Plasenica, Fassi also advanced through qualifying to play in the U.S. Women’s Open last summer … . She finished as a runner-up in the South American Women’s Amateur and was the top-ranked female amateur in Mexico, according to the Mexican Golf Federation … Fassi won the Mexican Amateur in 2015 and recently in 2016, playing with several of her Razorback teammates … Other major events Fassi took part in prior to joining the Razorbacks include three appearances at the U.S. Girls Junior Championship (2012, 2013, 2015), two trips to the U.S. Women’s Amateur (2013, 2015) and the Spirit International (2015) winning the event.

Fassi hails from Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico and was born March 25, 1998. She is the daughter of Andres Fassi and Fabiana and attended UFD High School. She as two older brothers, Sebastian and Juan Pablo, and a younger brother, Fronco.

Convincing Maria to become a Razorback would not have been possible without the help of Gaby Lopez. They have been friends for quite some time and the great experience Gaby had as a student-athlete at The University of Arkansas definitely proved helpful in the recruiting process with Maria. I have watched Maria compete and play over the past few years and she possesses many of the intangibles that you just can’t teach. She has had many great competitive experiences across the world and when you couple that with her great length you have a recipe for success. Maria is a special athlete and I know she will leave her mark on program moving forward.

Junior (2017-18)      
Mason Rudolph ChampionshipSept. 15-18, 2017365-71-64=200-16T174-0 (100%)
ANNIKA IntercollegiateOct. 1-3, 2017370-70-66=206-10159-0 (100%)
Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel InvitationalOct. 13-15, 2017373-65-71=210-6T1185-10 (.895%)
Maryb S. Kauth InvitationalOct. 22-24, 2017369-70-73=212-4674-5 (.937%)
Lady Puerto Rico ClassicFeb. 11-13, 2018368-75-73=216+3165-0 (100%)
Darius Rucker IntercollegiateMarch 2-4, 2018370-71-69=210-3189-0 (100%)
Evans-Derby ExperienceMarch 18-20, 2018364-67-71=202-14174-0 (100%)
Liz Murphey Collegiate ClassicApril 13-14, 2018373-72-72=217+1T1259-11 (.843)
SEC ChampionshipApril 17-22, 2018370-70-69=209-7T1 (lost playoff)69-0 (100%)
Match 1April 21, 2018def. Taylor Tomlinson (Fla.)4 & 3
Match 2April 21, 2018def. Kristen Gillman (Ala.)1-up
Match 3April 22, 2018def. Anita Uwadia (SC)2 & 1
NCAA Regional ChampionshipMay 7-9, 2018369-70-69=208-8195-0
NCAA ChampionshipMay 18-21, 2018481-78-73-75=307+196661-65
2016-17 (Sophomore Season)      
ANNIKA IntercollegiateSept. 25-27, 2016371-66-68=205-111/6059-0
Powerade Cougar ClassicOct. 2-4, 2016372-75-71=2182T34/10874-33
Tar Heel InvitationalOct. 14-16, 2016371-73-79=214-2T9/9687-8
UTSA Maryb S. Kauth InvitationalOct. 23-25, 2016377-72-76=2259t48/7527-47
Lady Puerto Rico Classic2/12-14/2017377-73-76=22610t38th/8042-37
Darius Rucker Intercollegiate3/3-5/2017372-72-76=2207t17th/9073-16
LSU Tiger Classic3/24-26/2017374-71-72=2171t5th/9085-4
Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic4/7-9/201718311T50/60Oct-49
Match 1 vs. Auburndef. Kelli Murphy3&2
Match 2 vs. Georgialost Bailey Tardy5&4
Match 3 vs. Denverlost Mariell Bruun1-up
SEC Championship4/21-23/2017373-79-79=23115t63rd/70Jul-62
NCAA Columbus Regional5/8-10/2017381-80-76=23721t67th/9629-66
SEASON TOTALS282077 Avg. 74.182-493-322
2015-16 (Freshman Season)
Lady Puerto Rico Classic2/14-16/2016372-67-69=208-81st/8887-0
Darius Rucker Intercollegiate3/4-6/2016371-70-77=2185t9th/9081-8
LSU Tiger Golf Classic3/20-22/2016374-74-75=2237t4th/9692-3
Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic4/1-3/20161731t12th/6048-11
Match 1 vs. AuburnAS Alex Harrell (Auburn), all square through 18
Match Play Rd 2Match 2 vs. Oregon Statedef. Hannah Swanson, 6-and-4
Match Play Rd 3Match 3 vs. Dukedef. Gurbani Singh, 1-up
SEC Championship4/15-17/2016375-71-69=215-1t5th/7065-4
Stanford NCAA Regional Championship5/6-8/2016377-76-71=22411t42nd/9654-41
NCAA Championship5/20-25/2016478-72-71-74=2957t53rd/13279-52
SEASON TOTALS201456 Avg. 72.801-506-119