D-III Golf: Johnny Gleason & Desert Christian tops from Southern Arizona

Desert Christian senior Johnny Gleason is ranked No. 10 in the state. (Andy Morales/


State Championship
May 8-9: Omni Tucson National

To recap, the top team from each of the seven sections will earn an automatic berth to the state playoffs and eight at-large berths will be awarded to the remaining teams based on iWr Ranking. In addition, 15 individuals not attached to a qualifying team will earn a spot in the state playoffs.

As of Monday, April 9, the top teams from each of the seven sections are No. 1 Snowflake (Sec. 1), No. 6 Yuma Catholic (Sec. 2), No. 11 Safford (Sec. 3), No. 3 Fountain Hills (Sec. 4), No. 23 Northland Prep (Sec. 5), No. 2 Valley Christian (Sec. 6) and No. 4 Desert Christian (Sec. 7).


Jordan Cisek (Andy Morales/


Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. 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 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. Contact Andy Morales at


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