MALC’s juniors earn state berths: Gillman, Price tie for first place at jamboree, as Patriots win at Laughlin Ranch
BULLHEAD CITY — Juniors Dakota Gillman and Trevor Price, who each shot 2-over 38 to tie for first place during the nine-hole golf competition, led the Patriots to victory during a golf jamboree hosted by the Mohave High School T-birds at Laughlin Ranch Golf Course on Tuesday afternoon.
Gillman and Price will be going to state for the second year in a row.
“They’re on pace to go to the state tournament three straight years,” said Patriots assistant coach Scott Neal, as he projected Mohave Accelerated Learning Center’s junior, one-two tandem to earn state berths next season. “I don’t think there have been too many kids in the Tri-state to have accomplished that.”
The No. 1-ranked Arizona Interscholastic Association Division II, Section VII Patriots will be sending Gillman and Price to state tournament on Oct. 22-23 at the Omni Tucson National Golf Resort & Spa’s Sonoran Course during the first day and at the Catalina Course on the second day.
The Mohave Accelerated Learning Center Patriots also won the team competition by shooting 19-over-144 163, the Mingus Union High School Marauders placed second at 33-over and the T-birds came in third at 124-over.
Mingus’ Justin Tanner placed third at 3-over, MALC’s Zach Neal finished fourth at 4-over and Mingus’ Noah Daher came in fifth at 7-under.
MALC’s Josh Neal tied for sixth place at 11-over, MALC’s David Huddleston finished 10th at 17-over and Mohave’s Alex Cotter came in 11th at 23-over.
PATRIOTS WIN HAVASU INVITE
The Patriots golf team won the 35th annual Lake Havasu Invitational Golf Tournament by shooting 119-over 144 on Friday and Saturday. This was a 36- hole team and individual stroke play event.
Gillman won individual honors as low medalist with rounds 74-72.
Price also medaled.
Patriots head coach Scott Gillman said on his Facebook page, he is “very proud of this team and all the hard work they have put in over the course of the season.”
MALC’s team record stands at 25-3.
Lake Havasu placed second at 151-over, Youngker and Lee Williams each tied for third at 171-over, Kingman finished fifth at 190-over, and Betty Fairfax sixth at 240-over.
“Zach especially, wasn’t too far from making the cut” for a state berth, said the assistant when asked about MALC’s Nos. 3-5 Patriots.
Stats courtesy of Scott Neal.