Boys Golf: Cienega, Ironwood Ridge and Mountain View win on opening day

Colin Lynch. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)


In other results, Ironwood Ridge senior Brasen Briones shot a 1-over-par 37 to help lead the Nighthawks (159) past Mica Mountain (167) and Sabino (183) at the Golf Club at Dove Mountain Wild Burro Course.

Mica Mountain sophomore Hudson Parker was one shot back at 38, Sabino junior Chase Pickering was third with a round of 39.

Cienega (155) beat Rincon/UHS (202) and Sahuaro (DNS) at the Forty Niner Country Club. Cienega junior Sam Nichols shot an even 36. Cienega senior Bryce Colby shot a 39 and Cienega seniors Preston Slanina and David Davila both shot 40.


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