Tucson City Junior Championship
Randolph Golf Complex: May 30-31
Williams Field senior Kohl Kuebler shot a 7-under-par 137 to capture the Boys Championship Division of the Tucson City Junior Golf Championships played at the Randolph Golf Complex. Kuebler was 5-under after the first round on Wednesday and he finished that up with a 2-under second round on Randolph North on Thursday. The Junior Golf Association of Arizona hosted the Championships, sponsored by the Tucson Conquistadores.
Kuebler finished seven strokes ahead of the pack with Brophy Prep standout Cameron Kaiser (74-70), Scottsdale’s Joseph Lloyd (74-70) and Rincon/University standout Dallan Graybill (73-71) finishing with and even 144.
Millennium standout Madeleine Laux won the Girls Championship Division with a 5-under 135 (68-67). Laux finished five strokes ahead of her high school teammate Carly Strole (71-69 140),
Alan Quezada of Phoenix won the Boys 15-18 Division by two strokes with a 4-over 148 and Caleigh Essert of Wyoming won the Girls 15-18 Division by one stroke with an 8-over 149. Essert shot a bogey on her last hole but so did Serenity Guerrero, giving the Sahuaro standout second place in the division.
Charlie Palmer of Phoenix won the Boys 13-14 Division by seven strokes with a 5-over 145 and incoming Ironwood Ridge standout Raina Ports won the Girls 13-14 Division by three strokes with a 3-over 143.
Scottsdale’s Ryan Sefrioui won the Boys 11-12 Division by seven strokes with a 2-over 72 and Oro Valley junior standout Lucy Newell captured the Girls 11-12 Division by nine strokes with a 4-over 74.
Aiden Dinani won the Boys 10U Division by five strokes with a 4-over 74 and Alexis Lamadrid of Phoenix won the Girls 10U Division by six strokes with five over 75. Dinani made on appearance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last year.
The USGA Junior Amateur Qualifier will be held Monday, June 11 at the Tucson Country Club.
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