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Linn Grant wins third consecutive title, leading ASU golf to Bruin Wave crown


Arizona State’s Linn Grant won her third consecutive tournament over two seasons Wednesday, leading the No. 6 women’s golf team to its first title at the Bruin Wave Invitational.

Grant, a sophomore from Sweden, finished one stroke ahead of Northwestern’s Irene Kim and Oregon’s Ching-Tzu Chen at the Saticoy Club in Somis, California. She also was individual champion at the Sun Devil Winter Classic and at her final 2020 tournament before the season ended early due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Playing in cold, windy conditions for three days, ASU won by 14 strokes over No. 21 Northwestern followed by No. 28 Oregon, No. 1 Pepperdine, New Mexico and No. 23 UCLA. Rankings are Golfweek/Sagarin through March 1.

“I am very proud of the fight in this team,” ASU coach Missy Farr said. “Our scores were quite high due to tough conditions. Although we struggled coming down the stretch, so did every other team. Linn had another great performance and win leading our team. We still have some things to work on and will continue to work to get better every tournament.”

ASU’s Alessandra Fanali tied for seventh, Ashley Menne tied for 12th, Amanda Linner tied for 19th and Olivia Mehaffey tied for 28th.

The Sun Devils next host the Clover Cup on March 12-14 at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa.

The NCAA Championships will be held May 21-26 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale.

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