Maria Fassi is a professional golfer who caught the attention of enthusiasts of the sport through her performance in college. The Mexican won competition after competition at amateur and collegiate level, prompting many to pay attention to her as she turned pro. While Fassi has not quite yet been able to dominate the game at a pro-level as she managed earlier on, she still has time on her hands to become the next great thing in women’s golf.
Profile Summary of Maria Fassi
- Full Name: María Fassi
- Date of Birth: 25 March 1998
- Place of Birth: Pachuca, Mexico
- Zodiac Sign: Aries
- Nationality: Mexico
- Education: UFD High School, Arkansas State University
- Maria Fassi Parents: Fabiana and Andres Fassi
- Siblings: 3 (Sebastian, Juan Pablo, and Franco)
- Marital Status: Single
- Occupation: Professional Golfer
- Maria Fassi Net Worth: Between $1 million and $5 million
- Height: 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm)
- Weight: 62 kg
- Instagram: mariafassi1
- Twitter: mariafassi0
1. Maria Fassi is the Only Daughter of Her Parents
Maria Fassi was born on the 25th of March, 1998, making her a member of Generation Z. Her birth was recorded in the Mexican city of Pachuca in the state of Hidalgo. She was born into the family of Fabiana and Andres Fassi. While details of her parents are not known to the public, we know she is not their only child. Maria has two older brothers, Sebastian and Juan Pablo, and a younger brother named Franco.
2. Her Father and Brothers Have Interests in Soccer
Every member of the Fassi family appears to be sport inclined. According to reports, Maria’s father is an executive in one of the top leagues in Argentina. While it is not clear if he played the sport when he was younger, we do know that at least one of his sons is a soccer player.
Sebastian is a goalkeeper for Liga MX club Leon. Juan Pablo, on the other hand, is a director for sports in the Argentine club Talleres.
3. Maria Began Playing Competitive Golf as a Teenager
Like every other great athlete out there, Maria Fassi began playing the sport of her choice at a very young age. By the time she turned 16 in 2014, she had already begun playing competitively, notably representing her home country at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics.
In the subsequent years, she played in various amateur competitions, including the Mexican Women’s Amateur and Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship. She notably won a number of these competitions before and after heading off to university.
Amateur Competitions Won
- 2015 Mexican Women’s Amateur
- 2015 Spirit International Amateur
- 2016 Mexican Women’s Amateur
- 2016 Lady Puerto Rico Classic
- 2017 Mason Rudolph Women’s Championship
- 2018 Lady Puerto Rico Classic
- 2018 Mexican Women’s Amateur
4. Maria Fassi Attended the University of Arkansas on a Golf Scholarship
Having made a name for herself on the amateur circuit, Maria Fassi gained a lot of scholarship offers to attend universities both in the United States and in her home country. According to the golfer herself, she had started getting letters of interest from NCAA schools by the age of fourteen. It was therefore not much of a surprise that she ended up moving up north to the USA and chose the University of Arkansas.
It is said that Maria was propelled to attend the school by fellow Mexican golfer Gaby Lopez. The two became close friends after meeting and playing against each other a number of times on the youth and amateur circuit in Mexico.
5. She Has More Than 10 Collegiate Honors to Her Name
Maria Fassi began turning heads in college in 2018 when she started getting a number of accolades, including being named WGCA First-team All-American and First-team All-SEC. She was also named SEC Women’s Golf Player of the Year.
Fassi kept up her performances in the following year to be named 2019 SEC Female Athlete of the Year and 2019 SEC Women’s Golf Player of the Year. With more than a dozen accolades to her name as a college golf player, she was certainly going to be someone to keep an eye on when she evetually turns pro.
Complete List of Collegiate Honors and Competitions Won
- 2017 ANNIKA Intercollegiate
- 2018 WGCA First-team All-American
- 2018 First-team All-SEC
- 2018 SEC Women’s Golf Player of the Year
- 2018 NCAA Women’s South Regional
- 2018 Darius Rucker Intercollegiate
- 2018 ANNIKA Award winner
- 2019 Honda Sport Award for Golf winner
- 2019 ANNIKA Award winner
- 2019 Ping WGCA Player of the Year
- 2019 SEC Female Athlete of the Year
- 2019 WGCA First-team All-American
- 2019 Golfweek First-team All-American
- 2019 SEC Individual Champion
- 2019 NCAA Women’s Division I Individual Champion
- 2019 SEC Women’s Golf Player of the Year
- 2019 First-team All-SEC
- 2019 WGCA All-American Scholar
6. Lorena Ochoa is Her Role Model
Maria Fassi admits that she is trying her best to follow in the footsteps of Lorena Ochoa, a former professional Mexican golfer who was the top-ranked female golfer in the world from April 2007 to May 2010 when she retired.
Lorena is Maria’s role model and she says the golf great who was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2017, inspires her to to work hard and chase her dreams.
7. Maria Fassi Has Amassed A Net Worth Estimated to be Between $1 Million and $5 Million
Maria Fassi had originally earned her LPGA Tour card in Decemeber 2018, however, she deffered membership until she was done with college the following year. She would end up making her pro debut at the 2019 U.S. Women’s Open where she finished T12. This is so far still her best finsh at a Major in her career.
In 2020, a year where sporting activities across the globe were cut short due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Maria played in the Cooper Communities NWA Classic. The competition was a Women’s All Pro Tour event in Arkansas and it would give Maria her first victory as a pro. She would later make it to the Women’s PGA Champsionship where she manged a T54 finish.
In 2021, Maria Fassi played in the Evian Championhsip and finsihed T15. Her finishes in these competitions and others are what have contributed to her wealth.