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Women’s Golf Four to Flourish in 2021-2022: Ashley Menne

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2021 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship Photo by Justin Tafoya/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

With her first year as a Sun Devil, Ashley Menne brought the heat all season long.

Menne, an Arizona native and Xavier High School Alumna, started her collegiate career by finishing in the top 10 with a 71 (-1) at the Sun Devil Winter Classic.

Later at the Pac-12 Championship, she finished in the top 15 with a 71 (E) and helped her team to a third place finish.

At the NCAA championship, Menne was outstanding. She placed fourth (-3) individually.

To top it off, she became the first freshman to receive Pac-12 All-Conference Honors (Honorable Mention) since Olivia Mehaffey in 2017.

Despite the honors and outstanding performances, Menne had a difficult time transitioning from high school onto the collegiate level.

In college, coaches are involved in every aspect of your life, not just your golf game. Menne had a hard time adjusting to that and trusting in coach Missy Farr-Kaye.

“Sometimes you wont understand why I ask you to do something, and when you trust me that there is a reason behind that — it’s a beautiful thing,” Farr-Kaye said.

Now with full trust in the coaching staff and an absence of the freshman jitters, Menne has the ability to stay consistently on top of her game.

“Her development is so exciting… the goal is to continue to develop for four years and get better every single year… She developed some great trust, and I am just really excited to see what she can do the next three years,” Farr-Kaye said.

In June, Menne competed in the Southwestern Amateur at Desert Mountain in Scottsdale. She finished tied for third.

She will also play in the North & South Amateur starting July 11.

Menne has a lot going for her. With now full trust in both of her coaches and a normal season upcoming, she has a bright future ahead.