Volunteers take Kingman Invitational, then second in Flagstaff

KINGMAN - Lee Williams High finished second and Kingman fourth at Tuesday's four-team match at Aspen Valley Golf Course in Flagstaff.

Flagstaff won the event at 26 over par, 10 strokes ahead of Lee Williams. Flagstaff's Jacob Davison was medalist with a 39. Richard Serrano and Brandon Carver led the Vols, finishing tied at fourth with 44s. Cole Morton shot a 45, and Corey Smith had a 47.

Tanner Best led Kingman with a 52. Derek Brown shot 54, Chad Patrykus had a 56, and Kurtis Toledo finished with a 57.

"Tanner is gaining more confidence in his golf swing," said KHS golf coach Chad Baitinger. "As a team, we are still struggling with good ball striking on a consistent basis. We seem to be having one or two holes that are really hurting our rounds. We need to find ways to overcome the blow-up holes."

Lee Williams entered the Flagstaff match fresh off its victory at the six-team Kingman Invitational Friday at Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course. It was the second year in a row the Vols took that invitational. Lake Havasu was second, Betty Fairfax third, Kingman fourth, Mohave fifth and Maryvale was sixth.

Havasu's Eric Neal was the medalist with a 2-under-par 69.

Morton captured second place with an 81, Carver was third at 82, Smith shot 85, and Serrano came in with an 88.

"I was really proud of my team," said LWHS golf coach Stephen Shuffler. "When our top four are on, we can beat anyone in our division."

Kingman hosts Mohave and Havasu at 3 p.m today at CCGC.

Lee Williams plays Bradshaw Mountain, Anthem Prep and Prescott in Prescott Valley.