OMNI Tucson National
Division II: Oct. 23-24
Division I: Oct. 30-31
First Round: Sonoran Course
Second Round: Catalina Course
First Round: Catalina Course
Second Round: Sonoran Course
Salpointe standout Alexandra Quihuis enters the field as the top-ranked golfer (-0.962) in Division II. Her teammate, Annabelle Huether (0.587) is ranked fourth.
As a team, Catalina Foothills is ranked fourth and Salpointe goes in ranked fifth. Cactus Shadows is the top-ranked team in Division II.
Catalina Foothills, Sahuaro, Gila Ridge, Campo Verde, Sunrise Mountain and Cactus Shadows earned an automatic berth as a team while Notre dame, Chaparral, Salpointe, Arcadia, Ironwood Ridge, Casteel, Lee Williams, Queen Creek and Valley Vista claimed the at-large bids.
By rule, the next 21 individuals not attached to a playoff team earned a berth to the state championships. From Southern Arizona, that list includes Kaitlyn Hsu and Hannah Bort of Canyon del Oro, Mason Rawls, Hannah Pak and Katelyn Hutchison of Cienega, Hailey Tellez of Mountain View, Brianna Mendoza of Douglas and Rachelle Hartshorn of Sabino.
Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he 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 and on AZPreps365.com. Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com