High School Golf National Invitational
August 3-5: Pinehurst, North Carolina
The Pinnacle girls won the AIA Division I state championship last fall at the Omni Tucson National and Pinnacle returns four of the top ten players in the state. The Pioneers cemented their return to the greens this fall with a win at the High School Golf National Invitational held in Pinehurst, North Carolina this past week.
Pinnacle beat Ohio 920 to 926 in three rounds to capture the national title.
The local team from Tucson took third place in Pinehurst.
Individually, Pioneer senior Katie Stinchcomb came in second place by two strokes behind Loralie Cowart of Georgia.
Sophomore Zoe Newell came in 22nd place. Newell took fifth at state last year in the D-II ranks and Hannah Ports came in fourth place. Raina Ports took eighth.
1: Pinnacle (Phoenix) 920 +56
2: Ohio 926
3: Tucson 954
5: Nevada 966
6: Texas 998
7: North Carolina 1040
8: South Carolina 1055
9: Pennsylvania 1088
10: Wyoming 1179
1: Loralie Cowart, Sr. (GA): 70-74-72 216 E
T2: Katie Stinchcomb, Sr. Pinnacle: 74-72-72 218 +2
T2: Kirstin Angosta, So. (NV): 80-70-68 218 +2
14: Sydney Seigel, Sr. Pinnacle: 78-76-74 228 +12
T22: Zoe Newell, So. Tucson: 76-77-81 234 +18
27: Carolyn Fuller, So. Pinnacle: 79-73-83 235 +19
28: Raina Ports, Jr. Tucson: 76-82-78 235 +19
T31: Kayla Wilde, Sr. Pinnacle: 88-71-80 239 +23
T33: Hannah Ports, Jr. Tucson: 82-84-74 240 +24
T45: Celia Schrecker, Jr. Tucson: 82-84-78 244 +28
T53: Lucy Newell, So. Tucson: 85-81-83 249 +33
T82: Lexi Pelle, Sr. Pinnacle: 95-89-88: 272 +56
T86: Makenna Brown, Jr. Tucson: 92-100-83 275 +59
T98: Kaylee Jewkes, Sr. Tucson: 102-103-97 302 +86
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