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Mahanth Chirravuri and Maya Benita Post Wins at the Chandler City Junior Championship at Whirlwind Golf Course

By September 10, 2018No Comments

Mahanth Chirravuri of Chandler edged out fellow Chandler resident Ryan Macpherson (69-67) with a par on the first playoff hole to take the Chandler City Junior Championship at 8-under-par 136 (67-69). Runner up last year, Chirravuri blitzed the back nine in the first round carding a 5-under-par 31. The win mark’s Chirravuri second of the season individually in addition to a historic Arizona team win at the 2018 Hogan Cup. Riley Lewis of Prescott came in third place, two strokes off the pace, at 6-under-par 138 (69-69).

In the Girls Championship Division, Maya Benita of Tucson broke into the winners’ circle for the first time this season after firing two rounds in the 60s (68-67) to win by eight strokes at 9-under-par 135. Benita’s stellar play on the front nine made the difference; she shot 4-under-par 32 both days including an eagle on the second hole in round one. Alyzzah Vakasiuola of San Tan Valley came in second place at 1-under-par 143 (72-71). Sneha Yadav of Scottsdale came in third place at even-par 144 (76-78).

Also contested at Whirlwind Golf Club, Anawin Pikulthong of Gilbert won the Boys 15-18 Division at 9-under par (66-69—135). Carlos Astiazaran of Tucson won in the Boys 13-14 Division at 2-under par (71-69—140) at Ocotillo Golf Club. On Bear Creek Golf Complex’s Cub Course, Ryan Hanawalt (61-63—124, +6) of Laveen won in the Boys 11-12 Division. And Chandler’s Maverick Midthun won in a playoff over Arjun Somani after firing 31-31—62, +4 to take the Boys 10 and under Division.  

Joy Callinan of Makawao, Hawaii won in the Girls 15-18 Division posting a 14-over-par 158 (81-77) at Whirlwind Golf Club. Samantha Olson of Phoenix won the Girls 13-14 Division at 4-over par (73-73—146) at Ocotillo. At Bear Creek Golf Complex’s Cub Course, Katherine Hauptman of Peoria won the Girls 11-12 Division at 12-over par (65-65—130). Alexis Lamadrid of Phoenix won the Girls 10 and Under Division at 6-over par (31-33—64).