Girls golf: Ironwood Ridge 183, CDO 197 & Marana 229by Andy Morales on Sep. 06, 2012, under Sports
The Canyon del Oro girls golf team hosted Ironwood Ridge and Marana Wednesday at the Oro Valley Country Club and CDO standout Morgan Messick recorded the lowest score with a round of 37 while the Nighthawks won the team portion with a score of 183.
CDO scored 197 while Marana shot 229.
CDO and Ironwood Ridge posted qualifying marks towards a state playoff bid and Messick added another qualifying mark as an individual. CDO did not qualify as a team last year so Messick had to travel to the state tournament as an individual where she came in third place.
Ironwood Ridge had the required five (5) qualifying marks last year and they came in third as a team.
CDO coach Brent Watkins would love to see his team qualify this year so Messick can be matched up against a more competitive field this time around. Playing with Messick on Wednesday were, Sydney Bradford (51), Bethany Vos (56), Robyn Young (54) and Sammy Nettling (55).
Adrianna Grijalva paced The Ridge to a team victory with a score of 43. Joining the lefty were Victoria Browning (47), Sydney Colwill (48), Kenzie Rogers (45) and Abby Miller (55).
Carley Nelson (49) was the low scorer for Marana with Vanessa Leiterman (50), Courtney Gourdin (66), Sachi Cochran (67) and Natasha McMillin (64) filling out the field.
Grijalva shot a hole-in-one back in April during a junior golf event and then went on to win the Ricki Rarick Southern Arizona Junior Championship in July.
Messick played in the USGA Girls Junior Amateur (San Francisco Bay area) and the Girls Junior America’s Cup in Hawaii over the summer.
Robert Springs takes over as the coach of the Ironwood Ridge girls. His daughter, Ellen, was the first Ironwood Ridge golfer to receive a college golf scholarship (Embry Riddle).
Lowest rounds of golf
Kevin Goldstein, Ironwood Ridge 32
Billy Comeaux, Sabino 32, 36
Daniel Rowland, CDO 34
Ruben Ruiz, Ironwood Ridge 34
Frankie Ortiz, Ironwood Ridge 34
Chris Meyers, CDO 34
Frankie Wu, CDO 35
Jaime Waltmire, CDO 35
Trent Terry, Salpointe 35, 37
Troy Terry, Salpointe 35
Robert Swanson, Cienega 35, 36
Joel Berkson, Sabino 36
Jacob Coles, Cienega 36, 37
Tanner Doughty, Cienega 36, 37
David Rauer, Cienega 36, 37
Gabriel Barboa, Tucson 37
Derek Lozier, Sahuarita 37
Krystal Quihuis, Salpointe 34, 39
Adrianna Grijalva, Ironwood Ridge 37, 38
Morgan Messick, Canyon del Oro 37, 38
Brianna Vogel, Salpointe 38, 39
Torrey Browning, Ironwood Ridge 39
Hughes, Sahuaro 39
Esquivel, Salpointe 39
Natassja Meredith, St. Gregory 39
Alex Friedman, Salpointe 40