Arizona Junior State Championship results
Kolton Lapa, of Mesa, won the Boys State Championship while Saki Iida took home the Girls title. The 2012 Boys and Girls State Junior Golf Championship, featuring 60 boys and 30 girls, was held at Longbow Golf Club, on July 2 & 3, 2012. For the fourth year in a row, the 2012 Arizona Boys & Girls State Junior Championship was administered by the four state golf associations, the Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA), Southwest Section PGA, Arizona Golf Association and the Arizona Women’s Golf Association. Lapa, who fired a final round 5-under par 66 for a 2-day total of 136, held off Zach Wright by one stroke. Wright, of Phoenix, fired rounds of 69-68=137 to finish alone in 2nd place. Lapa’s impressive final round included 8 birdies, all on par 4’s. Lapa will be playing golf this fall at the University of Nebraska. Anthony Quezada, of Phoenix, finished in 3rd place with rounds of 69-71=140. In the Girls Division, Saki Iida, of Gilbert, took the Girls title with rounds of 73-75=148 for a 3-stroke victory over Krystal Quihuis, of Tucson. Iida captured the State Championship in 2009, while finishing 2nd in 2010 and 2011. In 2nd place, Quihuis fired rounds of 73-78 for a 2-day total of 151. Abigail Cantwell of Scottsdale took 3rd place, with rounds of 76-78 for a 2-day total of 154. Longbow Golf Club is a nationally recognized daily fee golf course located in Mesa, Arizona within Longbow Business Park, managed by OB Sports. Often described as the “Essence of Arizona Golf,” Longbow Golf Club serves up a desert golf experience that is firmly tied to the traditions of the game. Home of the 2010 AJGA Tournament of the Year, Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic, Longbow is consistently rated top notch by leading golf writers and publications, and was honored as one of the Top 100 Resort Courses in the Country, Golfweek magazine 2009; Top 20 Best Public Access Courses in Arizona, Golfweek magazine 2010; Top 25 Courses in Arizona, Golf Magazine 2010 and has received numerous other awards and top rankings.