Celia Schrecker & Beckett Carlson win First Tee Tucson City Junior Series No. 1

Celia Schrecker (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

First Tee Tucson City Junior Series No. 1
El Rio: Jan. 16-17


Ironwood Ridge standout Celia Schrecker shot an 8-over-par 148 to win the Girls 15-18 Division of the Tucson City Junior Series No. 1 held at the El Rio Golf Course on Saturday and Sunday. Schrecker was three shots behind Rincon/UHS standout Lily Huether after the first round on Saturday but she recovered from an early double bogey on Sunday to finish the second round with a 1-over 71 to overtake Huether 148 to 152.

Beckett Carlson (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

Canyon del Oro standout Beckett Carlson led the Boys 15-18 Division from beginning to end to outpace the field by 17 strokes. Carlson finished with a 4-over 144, including an even 70 on Sunday. Ironwood Ridge standout Jacob Medina took second.

Other division winners include Gertrude Munoz and Chase Pickering in the 13-14 Division, Olivia Franklin and Zachary Shaefer in the 11-12 Division, Samantha Hackwell and Finnegan Rustand in the 9-10 Division and Jaxxen Hardenbrook recorded a hole-in-one on his fourth hole on Sunday to help him take the 6-8 Division title.


Jaxxen Hardenbrook (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

The Tucson City Junior Series No. 2 is scheduled for Fred Enke from Feb. 6-7.


Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling. 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. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019 and he is a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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