The Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G announced freshman Maria Fassi as the recipient of the 2016 Sponsor’s Exemption.
The sponsor’s exemption is part of the annual Road to the #NWAChampionship partnership.
Fassi, the 15th ranked player in America, eared the exemption with a 72.56 scoring average. Fassi is the top ranked player on the Razorback Women’s Golf Team.
“It will be an amazing experience playing with the top players in the world at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G, and I’m excited to learn from the,” Fassi said. “I am really thankful for this opportunity and look forward to making memories at the tournament.”
Fassi became a member of the golf team in January.
Razorback Golf Coach Shauna Estes-Taylor evaluated that Fassi would become eligible for the Road to the #NWAChampionship after she completed 16 rounds of competition.
“This is extremely exciting for Maria with this being her freshman year and first semester of college golf. She has prover herself these past few months and I look forward to seeing her represent the University of Arkansas at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G,” Estes-Taylor said.
18-year-old Fassi, a Pachua, Mexico native, won the Lady Puerto Rico Classic when she was 17-year-old. In 2015, Fassi won the Mexican Amateur and qualified to play in the U.S. Women’s Open.
The Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G will start June 20 through June 26.
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