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.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Gator golfers on target, record another victory

 Xavier Prep’s golf team ventured across the Valley on Monday (Sept. 20) for a match against Goodyear Millennium and Tempe Corona del Sol at the Sun City Country Club.

The Gators returned home with another victory in their back pocket. They finished with a 4-over-par 148 on the par-72 course. Millennium had a 12-over 160 and Corona del Sol had a 45-over 189.

Sophomore Jayden Jevnick was medalist for the match, the only player to shoot below par with a 2-under 34 for the 9-hole round.

Other golfers figuring in the Xavier team score were junior Annie Dawson (1-over 37), senior Ivy Song (2-over 38) and sophomore Lena Durette (3-over 39). Sophomore Kate Hauptman, the team’s extra player for the day, finished with a 7-over 43.

The remainder of Xavier’s large contingent:

Sophomore Kyla Layman (3-over 39), sophomore Grace Rubelsky (5-over 41), freshman Carrie Doss (6-over 42), sophomore Kalyn Doss (7-over 43), senior Kate Ryan (7-over 43), sophomore Lauren Campbell (7-over 43), sophomore Karter Nannen (9-over 45), senior Ava Mayberger (12-over 48), senior Audrey Sanchez (13-over 49), sophomore Jorden Weinberg (14-over 50), junior Sophie Stamatis (15-over 51) and freshman Aanvi Goel (15-over 51).

Xavier returns to its home course at Phoenix Country Club on Wednesday (Sept. 22) for a match against Chandler Hamilton, which in the last five years of the Division I state tournament has finished as runner-up twice and in third place three times.

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