All season long, Canyon del Oro junior Chris Meyers proved to be the best golfer in Southern Arizona but not by a landslide.

While Meyers is our boys golfer of the year this fall, Cienega senior David Rauer was right behind, in contention for the honor.

Meyers shot an even 144 at the Division II state championship and finished third by two strokes. Rauer had the same score in the Division I state finals and finished tied for seventh.

The two went against each other just once, at the Arizona Fall Preview in August, and Meyers finished fourth there, six spots ahead of Rauer.