Golf: Gregory School’s James Labukas led the field; Pusch Ridge wins team competition


Gregory School sophomore James Labukas shot a 1-over-par 37 Wednesday at the Oro Valley Country Club to lead the field in a match featuring Gregory School, Pusch Ridge and Empire. As a team, Pusch Ridge dominated the leaderboard behind Labukas to win the team portion 167 to 194 over the Hawks. Empire came in with a score of 222.

Pusch Ridge senior Jackson Orr took second place one shot behind Labukas and Lion sophomore Joshua Carroll and senior Bailey Axen tied for third place with a 4-over 40…..



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