If Xavier Prep’s golf team is to win its ninth straight Division I golf championship and 37th overall on Tuesday (Nov. 5), it will require one of the greatest comebacks in the history of the final round.
struggled in Monday’s (Nov. 4) opening round at the Omni Tucson National Resort’s
Sonoran Course, an up and down layout that is one of the most physically
demanding courses that these teams will play in this season or any season.
play, the Gators were in second place at 8-over-par 292, manageable in some cases
but a gargantuan task considering that the leader is an outstanding Phoenix
Pinnacle team that is playing as many Xavier teams have over the years, with a
16-shot lead at 8-under 276.
have to go back out there on Tuesday and play the best we can,’’ said long-time
Xavier Coach and Athletic Director Sr. Lynn Winsor.
three golfers among the top 10 after the opening round. They were Katie
Stinchcomb (4-under 67, tied for second, one shot behind leader Grace
Summerhays of Scottsdale Chaparral), Carolyn Fuller (3-under 68, tied for
fifth) and Kyla Wilde (also at 68).
Xavier’s outgoing senior star, Ashley Menne, also was at 68 and remains within
range of winning the individual title in each of her four years as a Gator.
The rest of
her Gator teammates: freshman Annie Dawson, tied for 14th at 3-over
74; junior Mary Beth Doss, tied for 17th with Xavier senior Breyana
Matthews at 4-over 75; and sophomore Ivy Song, 24th at 7-over 78.