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GIRLS GOLF: Xavier wins Nighthawk Invitational

Xavier standout Ashley Menne (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Ironwood Ridge Nighthawk Invitational
Aug. 25-26: Tucson National Catalina Course

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The state’s top three Division I teams from last year, Xavier, Hamilton and Millennium, took the first three spots at the Ironwood Ridge Nighthawk Invitational played on the Catalina Course of the Omni Tucson National.

The two-day tournament was held Friday and Saturday. The Omni Tucson National will host all state playoffs this year.

Cactus Shadows, the defending Division II state champion, took fourth place and the D-II third place team, Notre Dame, took fifth.

Catalina Foothills took seventh to lead Southern Arizona. The Falcons came in fourth place at the D-II state tournament last year.

Individually, defending D-I state champion Ashley Menne pulled away from the field early for an 8-under 135 win. The Xavier sophomore was named Arizona Golfer of the Year last year and was the only golfer from Arizona placed on the Rolex Junior All-American Team.

Millennium standout Madeleine Laux shot a 1-over 144 to take second place. Salpointe standout Alexandra Quihuis and Catalina Foothills standout Maya Benita tied for sixth place (150).

Menne shot a 67 on Friday to set the tone early and Benita was right behind her with a 68. Menne carded a 68 on Saturday and those were the three lowest rounds shot in the invitational.

Maya Benita shot a 68 on Friday (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

TEAM SCORES
1 Xavier +10 287 295 582
2 Hamilton 301 319 620
3 Millennium 301 323 624
4 Cactus Shadows 294 340 634
5 Notre Dame Prep 325 341 666
6 Desert Vista 336 364 700
7 Catalina Foothills 345 362 707
8 Desert Mountain 374 371 745
9 Salpointe Catholic 370 393 763
10 Campo Verde 382 383 765
11 Ironwood Ridge 379 387 766
12 Perry 365 404 769
13 Tucson 404 354 758
Cienega 329 352 681

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
1 XavR Ashley Menne -8 67 68 135
2 MILL Maddie Laux 70 74 144
3 XavR Millburn Ho 73 73 146
4 NDPH Katherine Wilson 70 78 148
5 HAMLToni St John 73 76 149
6 SALP Alexandra Quihuis 75 75 150
6 CSHS Izzy Cantwell 71 79 150
6 XavR Eve Worden 73 77 150
6 CFHS Maya Benita 68 82 150
10 CSHS Emily Shimkus 79 79 152
10 CSHS Kylee Loewe 73 79 152
12 HAML Madeline Adam 77 76 153
12 MILL Carly Strole 71 82 153
14 CAMP Bailey Anderson 75 79 154
15 CSHS Taylor Harvey 71 84 155
16 XavR Lauren Garcia 74 82 156
16 PRRY Dakotah Kreil 75 81 156
16 MILL Mikayla Sgrillo 75 81 156
19 XavR Breyana Matthews 80 77 157
19 HAML Alyzzah Vakasiuola 78 79 157
21 SALP Annabelle Huether 79 84 163
21 DVST Mika Miyata 79 84 163
21 HAML Cayla Clark 74 89 163
24 NDPH Brie Ruffing 94 94

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Alexandra Quihuis (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

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