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.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Win over Perry illustrates Gators' golf depth

 One of the goals of the coaching staff for Xavier Prep’s golf team is to allow as many of the team’s talented players to compete in as many dual or triple matches and/or tournaments as possible.

It wouldn’t necessarily be the best five competing each time out.

Wednesday (Sept. 15) was one of those times when some of the younger players got to contribute to the team score in a contest against Gilbert Perry at Phoenix Country Club.

It resulted in a comfortable 35-shot win for the Gators, who were at 12-over-par 156 while Perry was at 47-over 191.

Contributing to Xavier’s team score were sophomore Kyla Layman (1-under-par 35), sophomore Lauren Campbell (3-over 39), sophomore Lena Durette and sophomore Kalyn Doss (both at 5-over 41). Senior Kate Ryan was listed as the “extra’’ – shooting a 6-over 42.

Other Xavier scoreas:

Junior Annie Dawson, (2-under 34), sophomore Kate Hauptman (34), senior Ivy Song (1-under 35), sophomore Grace Rubelsky (even-par 36), sophomore Jayden Jevnick ((1-over 37), sophomore Karter Nannen (2-over 38).

Also, freshman Carrie Doss (7-over 43), sophomore Reimi Bleyl (9-over 45), senior Audrey Sanchez (10-over 46), sophomore Jorden Weinberg (12-over 48), senior Ava Mayberger (14-over 50), junior Sophie Stamatis (15-over 51), and freshman Aanvi Goel (16-over 52).

Xavier will get it going early next week on Monday (Sept. 20) with a match against Goodyear Millennium and Tempe Corona del Sol at the Sun City Country Club. Two days later, on Wednesday (Sept. 22), the Gators will return to Phoenix CC for a match against Chandler Hamilton.



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