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.

Monday, December 28, 2020

Golfers Song, Hauptman honored by azcentral

 A pair of Xavier Prep golfers who helped the Gators earn the 37th Division I state championship this fall have been honored by the media outlet.

Junior Ivy Song and freshman Kate Hauptman were among the final eight players chosen for the All-Arizona Team as well as candidates for Player of the Year.

And XCP Co-Head Coach Tui Selvaratnam was under consideration for the Coach of the Year honor that went to Phoenix Pinnacle’s Charlie Wilde for the second straight year.

After finishing as state runner-up to Pinnacle in the 2019 state tournament, the Gators battled back to reverse that finish in 2020, defeating the Pioneers by three shots at the Omni Tucson National Golf Resort.

Hauptman finished third among individuals at the 2020 state tournament and Song was sixth.

Song was a four-time medalist in Xavier’s 10-match regular season, and tied for medalist honors in three matches. She had a scoring average of 34.8.She had a scoring average of 34.8. Hauptman had a 37.1 scoring average.

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