Tucson City Junior Championship
Randolph Golf Complex: May 30-31
The first round of the Tucson City Junior Golf Championship is in the books and the second round is scheduled for Thursday, May 31 at the Randolph Golf Complex.
Williams Field senior Kohl Kuebler leads the pack in the Boys Championship Division with a 5-under-par 67. Ironwood Ridge standout Jarrod Johnson is tied for second at four shots back (1-under-par 71) along with Thunderbird standout Daniel Thompson. Kuebler helped lead Williams Field to a D-II state runner-up finish this past year.
Millennium standout Madeleine Laux leads the Girls Championship Division with a 2-under 68. Catalina Foothills standout Maya Benita and Sahuaro standout Halley Hughes are tied for fourth place at 2-over 72. Laux finished in sixth place at the AIA Division I state championships in the fall and Benita took fifth in the D-II finals.
Cienega’s Daniel Henely leads the Boys 15-18 Division by two strokes with an even-par 72. Rincon/University’s Madeline Greene and Sahuaro standout Serenity Guerrero are tied for the top spot in the Girls 15-18 Division with a 5-over 75.
Oro Valley standout Raina Ports shot a 1-under 69 to take a four-stroke lead in the Girls 13-14 Division. Fellow Oro Valley junior standout Lucy Newell leads the Girls 11-12 Division with a 3-over 38 to put her up by three strokes.
The second round gets underway at 6:30 a.m. and all golfers should be on the course by 8:30 a.m.
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