Pitts lone Tiger at D-III state golf tournament

SHAWN BYRNE/Miner<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Kingman Academy’s Tristen Pitts lines up a putt on April 10 on Cerbat Cliff’s hole No. 1. Pitts starts play in the D-III state championship tournament today in Prescott.

SHAWN BYRNE/Miner<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Kingman Academy’s Tristen Pitts lines up a putt on April 10 on Cerbat Cliff’s hole No. 1. Pitts starts play in the D-III state championship tournament today in Prescott.

KINGMAN - Kingman Academy sophomore Tristen Pitts earned his way into the Division III State Golf Championship that starts today in Prescott with five qualifying scores over the spring season.

Pitts tees off against a field of 97 at 1:28 p.m. on Antelope Hills Golf Course's South Course. The course is 6,129 yards from the longest tees for a par 72 and has a course rating of 67.8. The sophomore is the only Tiger who gained entry with the minimum five qualifying rounds.

Three of Pitts' scores came on his home course at Cerbat Cliffs. He shot a round of 39 and two rounds of 40 in Kingman. He shot 39 at Rivers Edge in Needles, Calif., and 40 at Los Lagos in Fort Mohave.

Sophomore Raphael Choi and junior Haley Muswieck fell short by two rounds and finished with three qualifiers. Choi shot 40 at Antelope Hills and had rounds of 36 and 38 at Rivers Edge. Muswieck shot 41 at Cerbat Cliffs and came in with 41 and 42 at Rivers Edge.

Caleb Boyett, a junior, finished the season with two qualifying rounds. He had 39 and 40 at Cerbat Cliffs. Junior Matt Suh had one round that qualified when he shot 39 at Cerbat Cliffs.

Kingman Academy as a team did not hit any qualifying marks, according to the AIA website.

The state tournament concludes Saturday.