Boys Golf: Jacob Medina leads Ironwood Ridge past Salpointe, Canyon del Oro and Sabino

Jacob Medina. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

Ironwood Ridge standout Jacob Medina shot a 3-under-par 33 at Randolph North Thursday to finish two strokes ahead of Salpointe senior Carlos Astiazaran. As a team, The Nighthawks came away with a 149 to 159 victory over the Lancers. Canyon del Oro took third with 171.

Medina recorded a birdie on the par-5 third hole, par-4 fifth hole and the par-5 ninth hole. Astiazaran played even until he birdied the last hole.


1 Ironwood Ridge 149
2 Salpointe 159
3 Canyon Del Oro 171
Sabino (DNS)

1 Jacob Medina (JR) Ironwood Ridge 33 (-3)
2 Carlos Astiazaran (SR) Salpointe 35 (-1)
2 Jake Myre (SR) Sabino 35 (E)
4 Brasen Briones (JR) Ironwood Ridge 37
4 Joey Herron (SR) Sabino 37
6 Jayden Schmitz (JR) Ironwood Ridge 38
7 Ethan McWilliams (SR) Canyon Del Oro 39
7 Andrew Namanny (JR) Salpointe 39
9 Ryan Schultz (SO) Canyon Del Oro 40
10 Sean Kelly (SO) Ironwood Ridge 41
11 Arynton Mulick (FR) Salpointe 42
12 Valentin Ortiz (FR) Salpointe 43
13 Griffin Wedman (SO) Sabino 45
14 Nikolaus Lima (SR) Salpointe 46
14 Zane Moffitt (SO) Canyon Del Oro 46
14 Henry Ferguson (SR) Canyon Del Oro 46
17 Logan Hackett (SO) Canyon Del Oro 47
18 Ethan Gendreau (SR) Ironwood Ridge 50


Named one of “Arizona’s Heart & Sol” by KOLD and Casino del Sol, Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and a 2019 AZ Education News recognition. He was 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 and his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is a 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, became a member of the Sunnyside Los Mezquites Cross Country Hall of Fame in 2021 and he was a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee. He earned a Distinguished Service Award from Amphitheater and he was recognized by City Councilman Richard Fimbres. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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