Tucson Conquistadores Tucson City Jr. Championship

Charlotte Harris hands James Labukas the Michael J. Harris Core Values Award. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

Scottsdale Horizon junior Brennan Korn won the Boys Division of Tucson City Junior Championship held Wednesday and Thursday at the Randolph Golf Complex with a 6-under-par 138 (68-70), two strokes over former Peoria Liberty standout Tyler Linam (68-72). No golfer from Southern Arizona finished in the top 15.


Two-time New Mexico state high school champion Rylee Salome won the Girls Division with a 3-under 137 (69-68), one stroke over incoming Phoenix Xavier Prep freshman Izzy Piazza (70-68). Former Catalina Foothills standout Mia Cesarek took fifth place (151: 78-73). Cesarek signed with Utah Tech.

The Gregory School senior James Labukas won the Tucson Conquistadors Michael J. Harris Core Values Award. According to the Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA), Harris was a Tucson Conquistadores for 33 years and lived by their mission statement of being dedicated to continuing the tradition of golf in Tucson and to promote athletics. He lived his life as he played golf, with honesty, loyalty, good sportsmanship, integrity, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance and courtesy. Harris passed away in 2011 ant the age of 72. His wife Charlotte was on hand to recognize Labukas.  Labukas was a 2023 First Team All-Southern Arizona selection.

Zachary Schaefer of Tucson won the Boys 13-14 Division with a 1-under 139 (72-67) and Jasmine Yamasaki of Tucson won the Girls 10 and Under Division with a 5-over 75 (37-38).


The City Championships were sponsored by the Tucson Conquistadores, Tucson City Golf, the Ricki Rarrick Junior Golf Program, First Tee and the JGAA. The State Junior Qualifier is slated for Saturday, June 3 in Cave Creek.


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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