Division III Golf
May 13-14: Prescott Antelope Hills Golf Course
Valley Christian freshman standout James Mackie won the Division III golf championship held this past weekend at the Antelope Hills Golf Course in Prescott. Mackie (69-70 139) was two shots back after the first round but played nearly even on Saturday to win by three strokes over Cody Goza (73-69 142) of Blue Ridge.
Mackie (-4) and Goza (-1) were the only golfers to finish under par. As a team, Valley Christian (584 +14) won the championship for the fourth year in a row.
Empire (649 +45) took fifth place, Desert Christian (701 +78) came in 12th and Willcox (723 +92) came in 13th.
Empire standout Bodhi Roether finished 4-over (72-75 147) and took fifth place to lead all golfers from Southern Arizona. Tanque Verde standout Jake Livermore (79-76 155) came in 19th while Desert Christian standout Johnny Gleason (73-84 157) came in 24th.
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