Bio

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 AIA365.com, the web site of the Arizona Interscholastic Association.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Gators' favorite Song earns golf medalist honors

Sophomore Ivy Song came up with what perhaps was her best round of the season thus far, helping Xavier Prep to a six-shot victory over Chandler Hamilton and a 13-shot advantage over Mesa Red Mountain in a three-way match at Phoenix Country Club on Tuesday (Sept. 3).

Song shot a 4-under-par 32, one shot better than teammate Ashley Menne, a senior who finished with a 3-under 33 and came home in the second spot.

Other Xavier scores: junior Mary Beth Doss, 1-under 35, tied for 3rd; senior Breyana Matthews, even-par 36, tied for 8th; sophomore Kate Ryan, 1-over 37, tied for 10th; freshman Annie Dawson, 2-over 38, tied for 12th; junior Lauren Garcia, 4-over 40, tied for 14th.

Also, senior Sissi Wang, 7-over 43; sophomore Aubrey Sanchez, 10-over 46; senior Sydney Trout, 10-over 46; senior Danae Bravo, 13-over 49, sophomore Ava Mayberger, 18-over 54; and freshman Sophie Stamatis, 23-over 59.

Xavier is back at Phoenix Country Club on Wednesday (Sept. 4) for another three-way match, this time against Scottsdale Desert Mountain and Gilbert Highland. Start time is 2:30 p.m.

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