Goodyear golfers have a good day at ASU Karsten Golf Course
Goodyear’s Aaron Ramos started out hot at ASU Karsten Golf Course with birdies on the first two holes of the tournament on his way to a one-stroke, first-round lead at 3-under-par 68. He added a second round 69 to finish on top of the leaderboard in the Boys Championship Division at 5-under-par 137 – one stroke ahead of Caden Christopherson of Chandler (69-69—138) and Reece Nilsen of Tucson (69-69—138) who finished T2.
Madeleine Laux, also of Goodyear, finished at 4-over-par 146 (72-74) to win the Girls Championship Division by six strokes. Katie Wilson of Scottsdale and Lauren Garcia of Gilbert finished tied for second place at 10-over-par (77-75—152).
The Boys 15-18 Division ended deadlocked for first place at 7-over par. Kobe Valociek (77-72—149) of Peoria eventually prevailed in a playoff over Peyton Richardson (76-73—149) of Cave Creek. Anawin Pikulthong of Gilbert won the Boys 13-14 Division at 4-over par (73-73—146). Barrett Bowers of Scottsdale won in a playoff in the Boys 11-12 Division at 5-over par (36-37—73). And Alec Hilgers of Litchfield Park took the Boys 10 and Under Division with a score of 4-over par (36-36—72).
Brooke Beyer of Mesa won in the Girls 15-18 Division at 5-over par (77-70—147). Gracie McGovern of Scottsdale won the Girls 13-14 Division at 12-over par (80-74—154). Zoe Newell of Oro Valley won the Girls 11-12 Division at 9-over par (37-40—77), and Lucy Newell of Oro Valley won in the Girls 10 and Under Division at 13-over par (40-41—81).