Golf

Southern Arizona Golf Rankings plus Section Champions

Ranked 8th in Arizona regardless of division, Salpointe senior Alexandra Quihuis is the highest ranked golfer from Southern Arizona on either the boys or girls side. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

The Division II state golf championship for boys and girls is scheduled for Oct. 22-23 at the Omni Tucson National and the D-I state championship is slated for the following week, Oct. 29-30.

Only the top 78 golfers from each division will participate with the top 12 teams earning a berth (60 golfers) along with the next 18 individuals not attached to a playoff team. With about three weeks left to qualify, listed below are the teams from Southern Arizona in position for the playoffs based on iWanamaker rankings, as of Oct. 11. Of course, all teams and individuals must meet the minimum rounds allowed.

In addition, here are the Section Champions:

Division I Boys, Tucson Section
Cienega

Division II Boys, Section I
Salpointe

Division II Boys, Section II
Walden Grove

Division II Girls, Section I
Ironwood Ridge

Division II Girls, Section II
Sahuaro

PROJECTED PLAYOFF BERTHS

BOYS DIVISION I
No teams

In the hunt for an at-large berth
28: Dallan Graybill, Rincon/UHS
30: Daniel Henely, Cienega
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65: Diego Guerrero, Cienega
69: Ethan Hightower, Buena
70: Isaac Ruiz, Buena

GIRLS DIVISION I
No teams

In the hunt for an at-large berth
47. Angelica Martinez, Tucson.
66: Victoria Pena, Tucson

GIRLS DIVISION II
No. 3 Ironwood Ridge
No. 5 Catalina Foothills
No. 7 Salpointe
No. 10 Canyon del Oro
No. 11 Sahauro

In the hunt for an at-large berth
29: Marley Moncada, Cienega
35: Maddie Greene, Rincon/UHS
56: Hannah Pak, Cienega
66: Rylee Koebnick, Sahuarita
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76: Mason Rawls, Cienega

BOYS DIVISION II
No. 7 Salpointe
No. 10 Ironwood Ridge
No. 11 Catalina Foothills

In the hunt for an at-large berth
17: Gabriel Escalera, Walden Grove
36: Luis Lopez, Sahuarita
54: Brock Oberdank, Sabino
61: RayJ Martinez, Sabino
65: Devin Ackermann, Mountain View
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67: Ethan Seppla, Canyon del Oro
72: Maximiliano Robles, Mountain View

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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 is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com

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