Women’s golf “has things to prove” at ASU/Ping Invitational

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    Two weeks after its best finish of the season, the TCU women’s golf team hopes to bring the momentum to Tempe, Ariz., this weekend for the Ping/ASU Invitational.

    Despite the strong windy conditions at the LSU Tiger Invitational, the Horned Frogs finished fourth and spent the last two weeks off, the longest break between tournaments all season, preparing mentally and working on technique.

    “We showed glimpses of success but still have things to prove,” head coach Angie Ravaioli-Larkin said.

    The Frogs will have something to prove this week — the field at the Ping/ASU Invitational includes 11 top-25 ranked teams, including No. 1 USC.

    “We’ve been playing really well in good weather, and we are handling adversity a lot better than we have been,” Ravaioli-Larkin said. “We are really giving 100 percent and making sure we are in it.”

    The tournament will be hosted by No. 13 Arizona State. Since the tournament began in 1973, Arizona State has won the tournament title 19 times. TCU will also face three-time defending tournament champion No. 11 UCLA.

    “There’s a lot of good, tough competition,” Ravaioli-Larkin said. “We just need take each day one at a time and beat some teams we need to beat.”

    A current LPGA professional golfer and former ASU Sun Devil, No. 29 Anna Nordqvist, holds the tournament individual record with 10-under par.

    The three-day tournament will consist of 54 holes with play beginning at 8 a.m. Friday at ASU Karsten Golf Course.