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Boys Golf: Jake Myre leads Sabino and Salpointe’s Jim Flannery retires

Legendary Salpointe coach Jim Flannery. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

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Sabino junior standout Jake Myre shot a 1-under-par 35 to lead the Sabercats (162) to victory over Rincon/University (191) and Sahuaro (285) Wednesday at Randolph North. Sabino took tenth at the Division II state playoffs last year with Myre coming in 21st to lead the Sabercats.

Myre lost a shot on the fourth hole (par 4) Wednesday but he drew even on the seventh (par 4) and he picked up a birdie on the ninth hole (par 5) for the three stroke lead over his teammate Jackson Rustand who shot an eagle on his last hole to get past Damian Quijada of Rincon/UHS 38 to 39.

Jackson Rustand. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
Jake Myre, SAB: 35
Jackson Rustand: SAB: 38
Damian Quijada, RUH: 39
David Busse: SAB: 44
Francisco Aldan-Sablan, SAB: 45
Griffin Wedman, SAB: 45
Eric Drummond, SAB: 49
Jack Greene, RUH: 50
OJ Rodriguez, RUH: 53
Austin Dillon, SAH: 59
Michael Hatten: SAH: 60
Bryce Drummond, RUH: 61
Joseph Lindsey, SAH: 72
Nham Raymond, SAH: 94

NOTE: Longtime Salpointe boys coach Jim Flannery retired over the summer. Flannery led the Lancers to state titles in 1981 and 2004. He also picked up second place finishes in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2015 and 2016. Flannery also coached the Salpointe boys basketball team from 1977 to 1993. Steve Armenta will coach the Lancers this fall.

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