Desert Christian & Willcox set for Spring Golf championships


Bodhi Roether is leading Empire to the state playoffs. (Andy Morales/

Bodhi Roether is leading Empire to the state playoffs. (Andy Morales/


As of Sunday, Willcox (Section III) and Desert Christian (Section VII) are the two teams from Southern Arizona set to qualify for the Division III state golf tournament. Empire (Section III) is on course to grab one of the eight at-large berths. Desert Christian sophomore Johnny Gleason is the top ranked individual from Southern Arizona.

The D-III state tournament will be held from May 13-14 at the Antelope Hills Golf Course in Prescott.

Tanque Verde junior Jake Livermore is set to qualify as an individual as is Bisbee junior Jose Escarcega. The regular season ends on Tuesday, May 3.

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here, on and on the pages of the Vail Voice and the Tanque Verde Voice. Contact Andy Morales at


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