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, September 4, 2019

Menne helps Xavier golf earn another victory

Xavier Prep’s golf team, playing its second three-way match in as many days on Wednesday (Sept. 4) at its Phoenix Country Club home course, came out on top by four strokes over Gilbert Highland and 26 over Scottsdale Desert Mountain.

Gator senior Ashley Menne took medalist honors with a 3-under-par 33. Sophomore Ivy Song, the medalist in a Xavier victory on Tuesday (Sept. 3) finished in a tie for second place with a 2-under 34 with Highland’s Leah Skaar.

Other Xavier scores: freshman Annie Dawson, 2-over 38, tied for 6th; junior Lauren Garcia, 3-over 39, tie for 8th; junior Mary Beth Doss, 3-over 39, tied for 8th; senior Sissi Wang, 6-over 42, tied for 11th.

The Gators are back at Phoenix Country Club again on Tuesday (Sept. 10) for a three-way match against Tempe Corona del Sol and Mesa Desert Ridge. Start time is 2:30 p.m.

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