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Better than Stacy? Fassi constructing impressive résumé with Razorbacks

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Photographs by Ben Goff

Arkansas golfer Maria Fassi smiles after finishing her round on Monday, June 19, 2017, during the local qualifier for the LPGA Walmart Northwest Arkansas Championship presented by P&G at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers.

Former NCAA champion and 12-time LPGA Tour winner Stacy Lewis set the bar for women's golf at Arkansas, but Maria Fassi is poised to challenge Lewis' legacy.

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Class Junior

Major Recreation and Sports Management

Hometown Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico

Family Parents Andres and Fabiana; brothers Sebastian, Juan Pablo and Franco.

2018 stroke average 69.67

Noteworthy No. 1 ranked NCAA women’s golfer heading into the NCAA Championships. … Has won a school-record seven tournaments this season and has been the medalist 10 times in her career. … Career stroke average of 72.09. … First NCAA regional medalist for Arkansas after an 8 under at the NCAA Austin Regional on May 9. … Team has counted all 30 of her rounds this season, and she has a school record 25 rounds of par or better in 2017-2018. … Has posted 12 career rounds in the 60s. … Lost SEC medalist honors in extra holes to South Carolina’s Ainhoa Olarra on April 20.

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