Competing against some of the best golf teams from across the country, Xavier Prep’s Gators finished Friday’s (Aug. 30) first day of the Antigua National High School Golf Invitational in a fourth-place tie out of 18 teams.
The two-day event
is being held at the Whirlwind Golf Course in Chandler, near the Wild Horse
Pass Resort off Interstate 10.
tied with the Punahou Gold Team from Honolulu at 13 over par. Troy of
Fullerton, Calif., was the leader at +9, followed by Phoenix Pinnacle at +11
and the Punahou Blue Team at +12.
Ashley Menne, Arizona’s three-time state champion, was tied with two others for
the individual lead at 2 under par. The first-round field listed 100 players.
scores: senior Breyana Matthews, +3, tied for 16th; sophomore Ivy
Song, +5, tied for 30th; junior Mary Beth Doss, +7, tied for 45th;
freshman Annie Dawson, +8, tied for 49th; and junior Lauren Garcia,
+12, tied for 64th.
Saturday’s (Aug. 31) are scheduled to tee off at approximately 7:15 a.m.
First-round team scores
(Fullerton, Calif.) +9, Phoenix Pinnacle +11, Punahou Blue (Honolulu) +12,
Punahou Gold (Honolulu) +13, Xavier Prep
+13, Cave Creek Cactus Shadows +16, Mater Dei (Chula Vista, Calif.) +17,
Archbishop McCarthy (SW Ranches, Fla.) +23, Gilbert Highland +25, Oro Valley
Ironwood Ridge +25, Chandler Hamilton +27, Harvard-Westlake (Studio City,
Calif.) +30, Bay Port (Green Bay, Wis.) +32, Goodyear Millennium +32, Punahou
White (Honolulu) +44, Mesa Red Mountain +54, Waxahatchie (Waxahatchie, Texas)
+89, Gilbert Perry +108.