SPRING GOLF: State Tournament Picture
March 29, 2017 by Andy Morales, AZPreps365
The Division III state tournament will be held at the Randolph Golf Course in Tucson on May 11-12. There are seven sections in the division and the top team in each section will automatically qualify for the tournament.
Eight at-large teams will also qualify for the tournament based on their iWanamaker (iWr) ranking. Additionally, 15 individuals not attached to a qualifying team will qualify for the state tournament.
Let’s take a look at the current standings based on the iWr:
Sec. 1: Blue Ridge
Sec. 2: Yuma Catholic
Sec. 3: Bisbee
Sec. 4: Northwest Christian
Sec. 5: Sedona Red Rock
Sec. 6: Valley Christian
Sec. 7: Desert Christian
If the season ended today (not taking into account the minimum amount of rounds played) these could be the next eight teams in:
Snowflake, Show Low, Payson, Tempe Prep, Northland Prep, Wickenburg, Phoenix Country Day and Fountain Hills.
The 15 nonattached individuals could be:
13: Sarah Hameed, Gilbert Classical
14: Matthew Bernthal, Arizona Lutheran
19: Ainsley Snyder, Gilbert Classical
20: Garson Hatch, Thatcher
22: Jake Tellez, Safford
24: J. Cabot Fowler, Veritas Prep
27: Tommy Whitley, Scottsdale Prep
28: Dougie Kelham, Rancho Solano Prep
29: Jake Livermore, Tanque Verde
31: Will Vickery, Empire
32: Logan Adams, Willcox
37: Axel Hjertstedt, Rancho Solano Prep
39: Taylor Agarwal, Bourgade catholic
40: Austin Rice, River Valley
42: Will Osborn, Arizona College Prep
The regular season ends on May 5. So these rankings could change dramatically.