Xavier Athletic Director and co-head golf coach Sr. Lynn Winsor nervously kept checking her phone on Wednesday (Sept. 25) while sitting on the patio at Phoenix Country Club.
She was not
awaiting a phone call. She was checking her weather app.
The screen lit
up like a colorful Christmas tree. Winsor was monitoring a storm near Buckeye
in the west Valley that appeared to be headed toward central Phoenix, complete
“It’s been a
beautiful day for golf, but now I don’t know,’’ she said.
had a three-way meet with Chandler Hamilton and Scottsdale Chaparral in south
Chandler that was canceled due to bad weather on Monday (Sept. 23), and she did
not want that to happen again against Glendale Mountain Ridge.
new date agreeable to all the schools is not an easy thing to do,’’ she said.
“A lot of the courses are starting to do their overseeding.
good that we can get out here and keep ourselves sharp.’’
threatening skies did not unleash their fury on the course, and Xavier was able
to post a healthy 28-shot victory.
Breyana Matthews picked up her first winning medal of the season with an
even-par 36. Sophomore Ivy Song was second with a 2-over-par 38.
scores: junior Mary Beth Doss 40, senior Sissi Wang 40, junior Lauren Garcia
42, freshman Annie Dawson 44, senior Sydney Trout 47, sophomore Audrey Sanchez
47, sophomore Ava Mayberger 48, senior Danae Bravo 49, sophomore Kate Ryan 51
and freshman Sophie Stamatis 68.
remaining home matches of the season, the Gators will set up shop at Camelback
Golf Club in Scottsdale. Next on the schedule will be Mesa Mountain View and
Gilbert Perry on Monday (Sept. 30).
Menne at Pebble Beach
leader Ashley Menne did not play on Wednesday.
She is in
Pebble Beach, Calif., preparing to play in the PURE Insurance Championships
Impacting The First Tee. The First Tee is an organization that helps introduce
young people to golf all across the country.
Menne will play
with two Valley boys’ golfers – Scott Schlader of Phoenix Desert Vista and Cade
Kilauwski of Gilbert Perry in national team competition at Pebble Beach on
Friday (Sept. 27) and Saturday (Sept. 28).