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Golf Update: Division I regular season ends this week

MaKenna Brown (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

The Ironwood Ridge girls shot a 3-under-par 137 on The Omni Tucson National Sonoran Course on Wednesday, Oct. 14. MaKenna Brown shot a 2-under 33 and her teammates Zoe Newell and Raina Ports came in with a pair of 34s to lead the way. Brown holds the lowest round this fall season.

On the boy’s side, Cienega senior Daniel Henely still holds the lowest round with a 31 on Silverbell on Oct. 1.

Walden Grove’s Gabriel Escalera is currently the top-ranked boy from Southern Arizona and Newell is the top for girls in qualifying rounds.

LOWEST ROUNDS TO DATE

BOYS
31: Daniel Henely, Cienega: Silverbelle Front (Oct. 1)
33: Daniel Henely, Cienega: Silverbelle Front (Sept. 24)
33: Andrew Bowers, Ironwood Ridge: Fred Enke Front (Oct. 16)
34: Ivan Carrillo, Nogales: Tubac Otero Front (Sept. 23)
34: Carlos Astiazaran, Salpointe: Randolph North Front (Sept. 29)
34: Carlos Astiazaran, Salpointe: Pueblo del Sol Front (Sept. 30)
34: Rayj Ramirez, Sabino: Silverbell Front (Oct. 1)
34: Gabriel Escalera, Walden Grove: Haven Front (Oct. 6)
34: Max Krueger, Salpointe: Fred Enke Front (Oct. 6)
34: Max Krueger, Salpointe: Del Urich Front (Oct. 6)
34: Ivan Carrillo, Nogales: Tubac Anza Front (Oct. 6)
34: Albert Quihuis, Salpointe: Del Urich Front (Oct. 7)
34: Jake Myre, Sabino: Del Urich Front (Oct. 8)
34: Jake Myre, Sabino: Torres Blancas Front (Oct. 13)
34: Andrew Bowers, Ironwood Ridge: Del Lago Front (Oct. 16)
34: Zander Los, Ironwood Ridge, Fred Enke Front (Oct. 17)

GIRLS
33: MaKenna Brown, Ironwood Ridge: National Sonoran Front (Oct. 14)
34: Zoe Newell, Ironwood Ridge: El Con Canada Front (Sept. 30)
34: Caroline Axen, Catalina Foothills: Del Urich Front (Oct. 7)
34: Maddie Greene, Rincon/UHS: Del Urich Front (Oct. 7)
34: Zoe Newell, Ironwood Ridge: National Sonoran Front (Oct. 14)
34: Raina Ports, Ironwood Ridge: National Sonoran Front (Oct. 14)
35: Cassidy Morrow, Sahuaro: Rolling Hills Front (Sept. 30)
35: Maddie Greene, Rincon/UHS: Rolling Hills Front (Oct. 2)
35: Lily Huether, Rincon/UHS: Rolling Hills Front (Oct. 2)
35: Raina Ports, Ironwood Ridge: National Sonoran Front (Oct. 12)

BOYS COMBINED QUALIFIED RANKINGS

1: Gabriel Escalera, Walden Grove (D-II: 7)
2: Max Krueger, Salpointe (D-II: 11)
3: Carlos Astiazaran, Salpointe (D-II: 17)
4: RayJ Ramirez, Sabino (D-II: 22)
5: Daniel Henely, Cienega (D-I: 38)
6: Luis Lopez, Sahuarita (D-II: 31)
7: Andrew Bowers, Ironwood Ridge (D-II: 34)
8: Trevor Verdugo, Tucson (D-I: 53)
9: Jake Myre, Sabino (D-II: 37)
10: Beckett Carlson, Canyon del Oro (D-II: 40)

D-I INDIVIDUAL PLAYOFFS
Daniel Henely, Cienega: 6
Trevor Verdugo, Tucson: 12

D-II INDIVIDUAL PLAYOFFS
Gabriel Escalera, Walden Grove: 2
Luis Lopez, Sahuarita: 7
Andrew Bowers, Ironwood Ridge: 9
Beckett Carlson, Canyon del Oro: 12
Nicklaus Dubois, Catalina Foothills: 18

D-II TEAM PLAYOFFS
Salpointe: 7
Sabino: 10

GIRLS COMBINED QUALIFIED RANKINGS

1: Zoe Newell, Ironwood Ridge (D-II: 8)
2: Raina Ports, Ironwood Ridge (D-II: 12)
3: Mackenzie McRee, Salpointe (D-II: 14)
4: Maddie Greene, Rincon/UHS (D-I: 22)
5: Hannah Ports, Ironwood Ridge (D-II: 19)
6: Lily Huether, Rincon/UHS (D-I: 40)
7: Susie Gietl, Salpointe (D-II: 24)
8: Celia Schrecker, Ironwood Ridge (D-II: 27)
9: Libby Axen, Catalina Foothills (D-II: 28)
10: MaKenna Brown, Ironwood Ridge (D-II: 29)

D-I INDIVIDUAL PLAYOFFS
Angelica Martinez, Tucson: 7

D-I TEAM PLAYOFFS
Rincon/UHS: 11

D-II INDIVIDUAL PLAYOFFS
Cassidy Morrow, Sahuaro: 7
Kamryn Redlin, Sahuaro: 15

D-II TEAM PLAYOFFS
Ironwood Ridge: 2
Catalina Foothills: 7
Salpointe: 10

IMPORTANT DATES

OCT. 21: Girls D-I Regular season ends
OCT. 24: Boys D-I Regular season ends
OCT. 26: Girls D-I First Round (Omni Tucson National Catalina)
OCT. 27: Girls D-I Second Round (Omni Tucson National Catalina)
OCT. 28: Girls D-II Regular season ends
OCT. 28: Boys D-I First Round (Omni Tucson National Sonoran)
OCT.29: Boys D-I Second Round (Omni Tucson National Sonoran)
OCT. 31: Boys D-II Regular season ends
NOV. 2: Girls D-II First Round (Omni Tucson National Catalina)
NOV. 3: Girls D-II Second Round (Omni Tucson National Catalina)
NOV. 4: Boys D-II First Round (Omni Tucson National Sonoran)
NOV. 5: Boys D-II Second Round (Omni Tucson National Sonoran)

STATE QUALIFYING

Top 12 ranked teams qualify with a minimum of six rounds.
Top 18 not on a qualifying team with a minimum of six rounds.
(78 golfers total)

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