DON KETCHUM is a native of Phoenix. He was a sportswriter for The Arizona Republic/The Phoenix Gazette for nearly four decades. He covered high school sports on several occasions as well as the Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State sports. From 2008-14, he was a staff writer for, the web site of the Arizona Interscholastic Association.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

33rd state title well within reach for Gator golfers

Xavier Prep’s golf team appeared to be well on the way to winning the 33rd state championship in the school’s history by shooting a 3-under-par 285 in Monday’s (Nov. 2) first round of the Division I state tournament at the Aguila Golf Course in Laveen.
Goodyear Millennium was in second place, 27 shots off the pace, with Tucson Salpointe Catholic third and Scottsdale Chaparral fourth.
Xavier’s Alisa Snyder and Emily Mahar shared the individual lead with 4-under-par 68s. Mikayla Fitzpatrick was tied for fifth with a 1-over 73, Lily Worden was tied for ninth with a 4-over 76 and Elizabeth Calderelli was tied for 14th with a 6-over 78,
The final day of the tournament is Tuesday (Nov. 3), with most of the Xavier golfers teeing off around 9 a.m.

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