Salpointe 145, Walden Grove 178, Desert View DNS
Salpointe sophomore Carlos Astiazaran shot a 2-under-par 34 on Tuesday to hold off Desert View 145 to 178 at Randolph North. Astiazaran carded birdies on the par-5 third hole and ninth hole to come in one stroke ahead of Walden Grove senior Gabriel Escalera. Escalera recorded a bogey on the first hole, drew even on the seventh hole and then birdied the ninth to draw within one shot. Salpointe standout Albert Quihuis matched Escalera with a 1-under 35.
Desert View’s Javier Ramirez shot a 55 to lead the Jaguars.
Astiazaran and Escalera finished in a tie for 14th place at the state tournament last fall along with former Ironwood Ridge standout Jarrod Johnson. As a team, the Lancers took sixth. Escalera qualified as an individual.
The Division II state tournament for the boys will take place on Nov. 4-5 at the OMNI Tucson National Sonoran Course. The top 12 teams in the state will qualify along with the next 18 unattached golfers.
Carlos Astiazaran, Salpointe 34 -2
Gabriel Escalera, Walden Grove 35
Albert Quihuis, Salpointe 35
Max Krueger, Salpointe 36
James Velasquez, Walden Grove 38
Carter Callahan, Salpointe 40
Nathan Monroe, Salpointe 41
Franklin Straalen, Salpointe 43
Deric Teso, Walden Grove 45
Matthew Guerrero, Desert View 49
Javier Ramirez, Desert View 55
Beau Button, Walden Grove 60
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