Chaparral overtakes Ironwood for title

2009-11-11T00:00:00Z Chaparral overtakes Ironwood for title Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
November 11, 2009 12:00 am  • 

5A state GOLF

After winning three straight 4A-I state championships in boys golf, Scottsdale Chaparral added the 5A-II crown on Tuesday.

Chaparral, which moved to the 5A-II this fall, was trailing first-day leader Ironwood Ridge by four strokes entering the final round of the state tournament at Glendale's 500 Club.

But Ironwood Ridge, last year's winner in the conference, was unable to hold onto that advantage.

The Nighthawks finished fifth overall, adding 12 strokes to Monday's 296 for a 600 total. Chaparral finished with a 587.

The Nighthawks' Alex McMahon finished in a tie for fourth individually, carding a 1-over-par 145 for the two rounds.

Teammate Ben Esparza, who is scheduled to sign with Arizona on Thursday, ended in a tie for eighth at 147.

Mountain View's Brian Cantrell was also in that five-way grouping for eighth with a 147 of his own as the Mountain Lions finished 12th in the 14-team field.

• In 5A-I boys action at the Papago Golf Course in Phoenix, Tucson's Derek Laporte finished two strokes from claiming the individual title with a two-day total of 1-over-par 145.

Salpointe Catholic (615) finished third as a team, 34 strokes behind the winner, Chandler Hamilton (581).

The Lancers' Ricky Lee shot a 77 on Tuesday to finish in a four-way tie for 11th at 151.

Salpointe teammate Matt McClure came in one stroke behind Lee, tying for 15th place with a 152.

• In the 5A-II girls state tourney at Phoenix Maryvale Golf Course, Melissa Olson (162) and Kayleigh Kresse (164) ended their rounds in eighth and 10th, respectively, as the Mountain Lions were the fourth-best team in the conference.

• In the 5A-I girls state championship at Aguila Golf Course in Laveen, Salpointe Catholic shaved 13 strokes from its first-round score to take third place as a team.

The Lancers' Alex Davis sliced 11 strokes off her first round - from 91 to 80 - to finish with a combined 171 for the tournament.

Freshman Tess Terry owned the best tally for Salpointe Catholic, finishing with a 162.

Sandra Otero posted a 164, and freshman Brianna Vogel had a 165.

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