Golfweek names Mehaffey, Grant and Fanali All-Americans

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Olivia Mehaffey / Image from Getty Images

Olivia Mehaffey / Image from Getty Images

A trio of Sun Devil Women’s Golfers added more accolades in the offseason, as three members of the program, including our own Olivia Mehaffey, were recognised as Division I All-Americans by Golfweek at the end of last week.

Linn Grant was one of ten individuals selected as a Second Team All-American by Golfweek, accomplishing the feat after putting together one of the best debut campaigns in recent memory. Alessandra Fanali earned recognition as one of ten Third Team All-Americans, an exciting accomplishment for the talented sophomore.

After making history last week becoming one of only three Sun Devils to be named a four-time All-American,  Mehaffey adds yet another honour to her extensive resumé. For the third consecutive season she received All-American status from Golfweek, landing on the Honourable Mention team.

Mehaffey concluded her fourth season in Tempe with a historic achievement, becoming just the third four-time All-American in the history of the Arizona State Women’s Golf program after being selected to the Honourable Mention team by the WGCA last week. She joins an exclusive list of Sun Devils to have been named All-Americans after each of their four years, one that includes only Kellee Booth (1995-98) and Azahara Munoz (2006-09).

Mehaffey received Honourable Mention honours as a freshman and senior, in addition to her Second Team designation after both her junior and senior seasons. In addition to the WGCA recognition, Mehaffey was also one of three Sun Devils to also earn All-American distinction by Golfweek, the third consecutive year the senior has accomplished the feat. The Belfast, Ireland native leaves Tempe as one of the most decorated golfers in the history of the Sun Devil Women’s Golf program.

Despite the year being cut short, Mehaffey still managed to make it a successful one, including reaching several career milestones. She finished second at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge and sixth at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational, pushing her career Top-10 finishes total to 20. Not only did she have 20 Top-10 finishes, she also carded 20 rounds in the 60s in her career, one of the Top-25 totals in NCAA history. Her 11 rounds at or under par this season give her 65 in her career, putting her in the Top-10 in NCAA record book. Mehaffey’s 72.74 stroke average also puts her in the NCAA’s Top-25 all-time. The reigning Pac-12 Conference Individual Medallist finished in the Top-40 of the final Golfstat Individual Rankings for the fourth consecutive year.

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