The Chandler City Junior Championship, contested September 7-8 on the Devil’s Claw course at Whirlwind Golf Course, started out with two incredible first-round scores in the Boys Championship division posted by defending champion, Mahanth Chirravuri, of Chandler and Gavin Aurilia of Phoenix. Chirravuri fired a blistering 11-under-par 61, which featured nine birdies and one eagle. The low round of the tournament, Chirravuri’s 61 was sparked by a 4-under-par run for three consecutive holes on the front nine along with a cluster of six-consecutive birdies on the back. Aurilia sat two strokes off the pace after round one with a 9-under-par 63. At one point, he also carded six consecutive birdies to go along with three other birdies.
In the second round, Aurilia pulled head of Chirravuri with a 5-under-par 67, which included two birdies and an eagle on the par-5 15 hole to win the championship at 14-under-par 130. Chirravuri came in sole second place at 12-under-par 132. Johnny Walker of Chandler came in third place with at 9-under-par 135 (68-76).
In the Girls Championship division, Makenna Cabardo of Scottsdale broke into the winners’ circle for the first time this season after firing 69-71—140, 4-under par, to win by two strokes. Ashley Menne of Surprise came in second place at 2-under-par 142 with rounds of 70 and 72. Kylee Loewe (70-73) of Scottsdale and Mattison Frick (69-74) of Peoria trailed closely behind at 1-under-par 143 to tie for third place.
Carter Lolli of Phoenix won the Boys 15-18 division at even par (73-71—144). After finishing tied for first place at 7-under-par 137, Camden Braidech (68-69) of Scottsdale edged out Adam Miller (70-67) of Phoenix in a playoff to win in the Boys 13-14 division contested at Oakwood Golf Course (Palms and Sonoran courses). Oliver Uribe (39-36—75, +3) of Scottsdale won in the Boys 11-12 division, contested on the back 9 of Devil’s Claw at Whirlwind. And Tucson’s Zachary Schaefer fired 39-38—77, +5 to take the Boys 10 and Under division, also played on the back of Devil’s Claw.
Ailis Tribolet of Chandler won in the Girls 15-18 Division, posting a 6-over-par 150 (76-74). Raegan Capizzi of Scottsdale won the Girls 13-14 division at 3-over par (71-76—147). Natalia Lamadrid of Phoenix (41-42) and Angela Zhikun Chen (43-40) of Chandler finished tied for first place at 11-over-par 83 in the Girls 11-12 division before Lamadrid prevailed in the playoff. And her sister Alexis Lamadrid defended her title in the Girls 10 and Under division at 3-over par (39-36—75).