Makenna Cabardo and Mackenzie Mcree finished tied for first place.
Mahanth Chirravuri posted an astounding 14-under-par 130 made up of a pair of 65s to overwhelm the field in the Boys Championship division at the IHOP Classic, held July 21-22 at Kierland Golf Club (Ironwood-Acacia rotation). Chirravuri got the lead early and never looked back. He birdied the first four holes of the tournament, picked up two more before making the turn at 6-under-par 30, and “cooled off” with a 1-under par back nine to finish the first round at 7-under 65. Trevor Lewis of Prescott shot 5-under-par 67 to finish the first round in second place.
Chirravuri put up another 65 in the second round, this time, thanks to a bogeyless 4-under-par back nine along with an eagle and two birdies on the front nine. Lewis backed up two strokes with a 3-under 69 featuring birdies on holes 10 and 11 as well as an eagle-3 on the par-5 18th hole to capture second place at 8-under-par 136. Daniel Henely of Tucson came in third place at 7-under-par 137 (71-66). And defending champion, Anawin Pikulthong, of Gilbert came in tied for fourth place at 6-under-par 138 (71-67).
In the Girls Championship division, Mackenzie McRee of Tucson shot a first-round, 1-under-par 71 for a share of the first-round lead alongside Katie Stinchcomb of Cave Creek. Makenna Cabardo of Scottsdale finished one stroke back with an even-par 72. Cabardo and McRee swapped scores in the second round to finish tied for first place at 1-under-par 143. Due to Covid-19 precautions, playoffs are suspended. Aaryanna Morris of Avondale put up three-consecutive birdies on holes 14-16 down the stretch to earn third place at even-par 133 (73-71).
Tyler Livingston of Henderson, Nevada posted a victory in the Boys 15-18 division with a 1-under-par 143 (71-72), and Jack DeCesare of Gilbert fired 72-70—142 to finish at 2-over par for the win in the Boys 13-14 division, held at Starfire Golf Club.
In the Girls 15-18 division at Starfire, Rianna Garland of Mesa, who is set to play golf for South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in the fall, finished in first place with a score of 7-over-par 147 (76-71). Also at Starfire, Ashley Shaw of Litchfield Park shot 4-under-par 136 (67-69) for the win in the Girls 13-14 division.
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