Golf tees off the fall season

August 18, 2019 by Andy Morales, AZPreps365

Catalina Foothills standout Maya Benita (Andy Morales/

While many are focusing on Thursday as the start to the 2019 fall sports season, the season actually starts on Monday, August 19 on 10 golf courses throughout the state with the highlight match taking place between the girls of Catalina Foothills and Ironwood Ridge.

The match features nine of the top returners from Southern Arizona along with a few newcomers:



Maya Benita, Sr. Catalina Foothills

Raina Ports, So. Ironwood Ridge

Hannah Ports. So. Ironwood Ridge

Mackenzie McRee, So. Salpointe

Libby Axen, Jr. Catalina Foothills

Marley Moncada, So. Cienega

Susie Gietl. So. Salpointe

Maddie Greene, Jr. Rincon/UHS

Rylie Crane, So. Catalina Foothills

Angelica Martinez, Jr. Tucson

Madeline Fay, Jr. Canyon del Oro

Celia Schrecker, So. Ironwood Ridge

Kaitlyn Hsu, Sr. Canyon del Oro

Hannah Pak, Jr. Cienega

Caroline Axen, Jr. Catalina Foothills

Cassidy Morrow, Jr. Sahuaro

Kaylee Jewkes, Jr. Ironwood Ridge

Rylee Koebnick, So. Sahuarita

Mason Rawls, Sr. Cienega

Hannah Lee, So. Rincon/UHS

Maddie Conway, Sr. Catalina Foothills

Kamryn Redlin, Jr. Sahuaro

Lauren Graffam, Sr. Salpointe

Makenna Brown, So. Ironwood Ridge

Madi Nagelhout, Jr. Marana


Ironwood Ridge will host the Nighthawk Invitational on Friday and Saturday (Aug. 23-24) at the Omni Tucson National, host site of the AIA state playoffs. Teams scheduled to take part are: Ironwood Ridge, Catalina Foothills, Notre Dame Prep, Salpointe Catholic, Hamilton, Cienega, Desert Vista, Xavier Prep, Perry, Millennium, Corona del Sol and Cactus Shadows.

The Brophy Invitational on the boy’s side is scheduled for Friday at the Grayhawk Golf Club: Mountain Ridge, Notre Dame Prep, Brophy Prep, Hamilton, Pinnacle, Desert Vista, Perry, Chaparral, Williams Field and Arcadia.