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GOLF: Ironwood Ridge boys win AZ Fall Preview; results from Nighthawk Invite

Alexandra Quihuis (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Nighthawk Girls Invitational

Aug. 24-25: Omni Tucson National

Xavier junior standout Ashley Menne led from beginning to end with an 11-under 132 to win the Nighthawk Invitational held at the Omni Tucson national this past weekend. Menne led teammate Breyana Matthews 66-67 after day one on Friday but Menne held steady with another 66 on Saturday for the 5-stroke victory. Salpointe standout Alexandra Quihuis and Xavier standout Bailee Tayles tied for third with a 5-under 138.

An Arizona State commit, Menne won the D-I championship as a freshman and as a sophomore. Quihuis took second in the D-II state playoffs last year.

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INDIVIDUAL TOP 10
1 XavR Ashley Menne 66 66 132 -11
2 XavR Breyana Matthews 67 70 137
3 SALP Alexandra Quihuis 73 65 138
3 XavR Bailee Tayles 71 67 138
5 MILL Madeleine Laux 75 65 140
6 XavR Ivy Song 75 66 141
7 CFHS Maya Benita 76 66 142
8 IRHS Raina Ports 76 67 143
9 CSHS Kylee Loewe 73 71 144
10 CSHS Izzy Cantwell 74 71 145

TEAM RESULTS
1 Xavier 279 269 548 -24
2 Cactus Shadows 299 295 594
3 Hamilton 315 296 611
4 Ironwood Ridge 328 311 639
5 Catalina Foothills 340 326 666
6 Millennium 353 325 678
7 Salpointe Catholic 345 338 683
8 Perry 368 345 713
9 Notre Dame Prep 363 356 719
10 Desert Vista 388 348 736
11 Corona del Sol 402 382 784
12 Cienega 444 338 782
13 Campo Verde 523 582 1105

Ironwood Ridge boys (Courtesy Photo)

AZ Boys Fall Preview

Aug. 24-25: Grand Canyon

Ironwood Ridge took the Charlie Beljan Division of the AZ Fall Preview held t the Grand Canyon University Golf Course this past weekend.

Individually, Williams Field standout Rylan Johnson beat Catalina Foothills standout Jake Goode 138-141 to win the Chez Reavie title and Ironwood Ridge standout Connor Wierman beat his teammate Jarrod Johnson 146-148 to win the Charlie Beljan trophy. Goode took second at the D-II state playoffs last year.

CHEZ REAVIE DIVISION
1 WFHS Rylan Johnson 66 72 138 -4
2 CFHS Jake Goode 71 70 141
3 MV Zach McDermid 74 70 144
4 WFHS Kohl Kuebler 75 70 145
4 GILB Brady Haake 73 72 145

TEAM RESULTS
1 Williams Field 582 +14
2 Lubbock Cooper 596
3 Corona del Sol 617
4 Desert Mountain 624
5 Gilbert 625
6 Mesa Mountain View 629
7 Boulder Creek 640
8 Cienega 642
9 Queen Creek 656
10 Catalina Foothills 666
11 Canyon Del Oro 793

CHARLIE BELJAN DIVISION
1 IRHS Connor Wierman 74 72 146 +4
2 IRHS Jarrod Johnson 74 74 148
2 BUEN Isaac Ruiz 72 76 148
4 CHAN Ty Templeton 78 71 149
5 TRVR Alan Quezada 75 78 153

TEAM RESULTS
1 Ironwood Ridge 636 +68
2 Red Mountain 665
3 Seton Catholic 675
4 Westwood 685
5 Highland 690
6 Chandler 712
7 Dobson 715
8 Mountain Pointe 730
9 Lake Havasu 744
10 Skyline 754
11 Buena 761

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