Thursday, Oct. 22: El Rio Golf Course
Cienega standout Daniel Henely and Salpointe standout Carlos Astiazaran came in with identical even-par 70s to capture the top spot after day one at the Tucson High Men’s Golf Tournament taking place Thursday and Friday at the El Rio Golf Course. Astiazaran picked up a birdie on the 18th hole to tie things up. Cienega standout Diego Guerrero is in third place with a 2-over 72.
As a team, the Lancers came in 14 strokes ahead of the Bobcats and Mountain View is in third.
The regular season for the Division I girls ended on Wednesday and the D-I boys will play until Saturday.
The Rincon/University girls team qualified for the state playoffs for the first time since 2009 and Tucson High senior Angelica Martinez qualified for the fourth time as an individual.
Maddie Greene, Lily Huether, Hannah Lee, Isabella Cheeseman and Evelyn Jonikas are available for the Rangers. Greene qualified as an individual over the last three years. She was the only Rincon/UHS golfer to make state since 2009.
For the D-I boys, Cienega appears to be too far out to qualify as a team but Henely is currently the top-ranked individual qualifier and Guerrero is also on target to qualify. At this point, there will be the seven girls from Southern Arizona at the D-I state tournament scheduled to start on Oct. 26 at the OMNI Tucson National and the two Cienega Bobcats will start state tournament play on Oct. 28.
The D-II regular season for girls ends on Oct. 28 and the boys will end on Oct. 31.
Day two of the Tucson High Men’s Golf Invitational is set to tee off just before noon on Friday.
1 Salpointe 296
2 Cienega 310
3 Mountain View 355
4 Cholla 360
5 Tucson 398
6 Sahuaro 444
7 St Augustine 475
8 Flowing Wells 494
1 Daniel Henely, Cienega 70
1 Carlos Astiazaran, Salpointe 70
3 Diego Guerrero, Cienega 72
4 Max Krueger, Salpointe 73
5 Albert Quihuis, Salpointe 76
6 Carter Callahan, Salpointe 77
7 Andrew Wright, Cholla 78
7 Devin Ackermann, Mountain View 78
9 Bryce Colby, Cienega 82
10 Colin Lynch, Mountain View 84
10 Gibian Carranza, Cholla 84
12 Tate Williams, Cienega 86
13 Nathan Monroe, Salpointe 87
13 Andres Martinez, Cholla 87
15 Kiran Glenn, Mountain View 88
16 Isaac Schwarz, Cienega 90
16 Xaciel Murrieta, Tucson 90
18 Nicholas Portell, Tucson 96
19 AJ Valencia, St. Augustine 98
20 Julian Hodge, Tucson 100
21 Austin Miller, Sahuaro 101
22 Brandon Barney, Tucson 102
23 Kolby Banales Fretz, Mountain View 105
24 Fernando Rodriguez, Tucson 106
25 Ryan Torres, Flowing Wells 107
26 Jaden Yee, Sahuaro 108
27 Marc Perez, Cholla 111
28 Marcelo Canez, Tucson 113
28 Andre Ramos, Mountain View 113
30 Jayden Briggs, Sahuaro 116
31 Patrick Betancourt, St. Augustine 118
32 Justin Reynolds, St. Augustine 119
32 Tanner Thornton, Flowing Wells 119
32 Austin Dillon, Sahuaro 119
35 Zim Vigil, Flowing Wells 131
36 Ben Durand, Flowing Wells F 137
37 Orlando Burton, St. Augustine 140
38 Abel Durand, Flowing Wells 149
XTR Carder Alexander, Tucson 108
XTR Amado Alvarez, Tucson 114
OCT. 21: Girls D-I Regular season ended
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)
Top 12 ranked teams qualify with a minimum of six rounds.
Top 18 not on a qualifying team with a minimum of six rounds.
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