Pancrazi finishes sixth at state, YC fourth
Yuma Catholic's Nick Pancrazi shot two rounds in the 70s for a sixth-place individual finish at the 1A/2A Golf Championships on Monday and Tuesday at the Aguila Golf Course, and the Shamrocks finished fourth as a team.
Pancrazi, who began Monday's round with a double bogey, shot a 75 on Day 1 and followed it up with a 76 on Tuesday. He was nine shots behind individual champion Ian Patterson of Immaculate Heart. Teammate Joey Pickels also earned top-10 medalist honors with rounds of 80 and 73 and finished in eighth place. His 1-over score on Day 2 tied for the second-lowest round of the day.
"Nick played really good both days, and Joey had a rough first day but got the wheels on straight the second day," YC coach Bob Anderson said. "Desert Christian [which placed second] was the only school to beat us both days, so for a rebuilding year, I'm satisfied with how we did."
YC's other two team scores came from Jacob Harman (85-81) and Erik Esch (87-91) for a two-day total 648, 21 shots behind state champion Scottsdale Christian and seven shots shy of third place. The Shamrocks No. 4 golfer most of the year, Kody Boyd, missed the tournament due to illness.
Antelope finished ninth as a team with a score of 694. The Rams were led by Fred Blohm, who also shot two rounds in the 70s (79-75) and finished in a tie for 11th place for the second straight year.
Mieke Canan was tied for 16th individually at 158 (78-80). Cody Rivera (90-87) and Wesley Royal (97-108) rounded out the scoring for the Rams.