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.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Xavier golf coaches, players share the spotlight

Winning state championships never gets old. Neither does the recognition that goes with it.
Xavier Prep golf coaches and players have been honored by the media outlet.
Sr. Lynn Winsor and Tui Selvaratnam, the team’s co-head coaches, were named as the golf Coaches of the Year.
Freshman Ashley Menne was selected as one of three finalists for Girls Golf Athlete of the Year. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony in late spring. The other finalists are Chandler Hamilton’s Hannah Li and Scottsdale Chaparral’s Kelly Su.
The state title by the Gators was their 34th overall, all under Winsor, the school’s athletic director. Selvaratnam is Xavier’s associate athletic director.
“We are a team in everything we do,’’ Winsor said.
Added Selvaratnam: “This is a great honor. It is both an honor and a privilege to be a part of this program.’’
Menne was one of three Xavier golfers selected to the All-Arizona Team.
The others are senior Elizabeth Caldarelli, who shared medalist honors with Menne and Li at this year’s state tournament, and senior Emily Mahar, who finished fourth at state.
Congrats to all the Xavier honorees !!

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