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.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Gator golfers coast past Desert Vista, Basha

With only one day to rest after finishing third in a Tucson tournament over the weekend, Xavier Prep’s golf team coasted to victory over host Phoenix Desert Vista and Chandler Basha on Monday (Aug. 26) at Foothills Golf Club in Ahwatukee.

The Gators finished with a 2-under-par 142, with Desert Vista posting a 26-over 170 and Basha coming in with a 78-over 220.

Xavier senior Ashley Menne, coming off an individual victory in the Nighthawk Invitational over the weekend, earned medalist honors in this one with a 2-under 34.

Junior Mary Beth Doss posted a 1-under 35, sophomore Ivy Song was at even-par 36, junior Lauren Garcia had a 1-over 37 and senior Breyana Matthews had a 3-over 39.

Xavier returns to action on Wednesday (Aug. 28) with their first home match of the season, facing Tempe Corona del Sol and Queen Creek at the Phoenix Country Club. First tee time is at 2 p.m.

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