Canyon del Oro senior Jonathan Walters won the Thunderbird Junior Classic on June 15 at the Arizona Biltmore Country Club with a 15-under 129, beating Daniel Thompson of Phoenix by two strokes.
Rincon/University standout Dallan Graybill recorded a double-eagle (albatross) on the par 5, 14th hole during second round action. To help him finish 6 under.
Walters went on to take second place at the State Junior Golf Championship on June 21 at the Forest Highlands Golf Club in Flagstaff. Walters and Notre Dame standout Mason Quagliata both finished with a 7-under 137, forcing a playoff.
Quagliata won on the third hole of the playoff for the championship.
ALEX GRAY AT WINGED FOOT
Sabino standout Alex Gray snagged a prime internship at the prestigious Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York this summer. The club hosted the U.S. Open five times and will host again in 2020.
The incoming senior will spend eight weeks at the club, learning all aspects of major golf. The internship provides room and board.
TUCSON CITY JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
May 31-June 1: Randolph Golf Complex
1-Mahanth Chirravuri 2022, Chandler, AZ–8-67-69-136
2-Jonathan Walters 2018, Tucson, AZ–5-67-72-139
3-Daniel Thompson 2021, Phoenix, AZ–2-69-73-142
T4-Jacob Goode 2019, Tucson, AZ-E-75-69-144
T4-Jack Picton 2018, Tucson, AZ-E-72-72-144
T4-Dallan Graybill 2019, Tucson, AZ-E-71-73-144
1-Kelly Su 2018, Scottsdale, AZ –4-70-66
2-Emily Mahar 2017, Phoenix, AZ–4-71-65
3-Ashley Menne 2020, Surprise, AZ–3-71-66
4-Alexandra Quihuis 2019, Tucson, AZ-E-70-70
5-Maya Benita 2020, Tucson, AZ-+4-74-70
1-Marley Moncada 2022, Tucson, AZ-+20-83-77
2-Mackenzie McRee 2022, Tucson, AZ-+22-80-82
3-Raina Ports 2022, Oro Valley, AZ-+23-84-79
1-Zoe Newell 2023, Oro Valley, AZ-+11-39-42
2-Isabelle Yang 2023, Scottsdale, AZ-+25-48-47
3-Rylee Koebnick 2022, Sahuarita, AZ-+27-46-51
1-Lucy Newell 2025, Oro Valley, AZ-+13-42-41
2-Gina Lee Tucson, AZ-+21-47-44
T3-Hayden Ports Oro Valley, AZ-+24-48-46
T3-Ella Walsh Tucson, AZ-+24-46-48
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