D-II Golf: Salpointe Freshman Mackenzie McRee wins State; Ironwood Ridge Girls take 2nd Place

Mackenzie McRee, Maya Benita & Alexandra Quihuis. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)Salpointe


Oct. 22-23: Omni Tucson National

It was an All-Southern Arizona sweep on the girl’s side of the Division II State Championships held at the Omni Tucson National. Lightning and rain forced a cancellation of the second round scheduled for Tuesday so all results reverted back to Monday.

Salpointe freshman Mackenzie McRee shot a 1-under-par 72 on Monday putting her one-stroke ahead of Catalina Foothills junior standout Maya Benita. Salpointe senior Alexandra Quihuis came in 1-over for the third spot:

Southern Arizona Individual Results
1: Mackenzie McRee, Salpointe: 72 (-1)
2: Maya Benita, Catalina Foothill: 73
3: Alexandra Quihuis, Salpointe: 74
4: Raina Ports, Ironwood Ridge: 75
8: Halley Hughes, Sahuaro: 78
14: Allison Acosta, Ironwood Ridge:81
14: Hannah Ports, Ironwood Ridge: 81
17: Serenity Guerrero, Sahuaro: 82
22: Marley Moncada, Cienega: 84
25: Celia Schrecker, Canyon del Oro: 85


Southern Arizona Team Results
2: Ironwood Ridge (highest finish in school history)
3: Salpointe
4: Catalina Foothills
7: Sahuaro
10: Canyon del Oro


Ironwood Ridge (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

On the boy’s side, Salpointe sophomore Albert Quihuis shot a 1-over 71 to finish tied for 13th place, seven strokes back of Arcadia junior Tucker Clark. It was a difficult round from Southern Arizona on the Catalina Course.

Southern Arizona Individual Results
13: Albert Quihuis, Salpointe: 71 (+1)
18: Connor Wierman, Ironwood Ridge: 72
18: Jarrod Johnson, Ironwood Ridge: 72
24: Luis Lopez, Sahuarita: 75
24: Gabriel Escalera, Walden Grove: 75
30: Max Krueger, Salpointe: 76
37: Rayj Ramirez, Sabino: 77
37: Adam Mamula, Catalina Foothills: 77
37: Jacob Goode, Catalina Foothills: 77
42: Mateo McNew, Salpointe: 79


Southern Arizona Team Results
8: Salpointe
10: Ironwood Ridge
12: Catalina Foothills


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 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. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com

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