Xavier shoots lowest nine-hole score in school golf history

Xavier College Preparatory‘s golf team broke its own nine-hole record by shooting a 131 in its first match of the season on Aug. 26 at the Phoenix Country Club.

The victory over Pinnacle High School was Xavier’s 205th straight win without a loss and brings the team’s overall record to 427 wins and 25 losses since Sister Lynn Winsor, BVM, took over the coaching reins in 1974.

Sister Lynn and co-coach Tui Selvaratnam, who have coached the team together for the past ten years, both said that they are “in awe” of what this year’s team accomplished in its first match, according to a press release.

Four out of five individual scores count in a high school golf match, and the Xavier players shot the following scores on the par-36 course during their record-breaking match:

  • Junior Elizabeth Caldarelli – 31
  • Junior Emily Mahar – 31
  • Senior Mikayla Fitzpatrick – 33
  • Senior Alisa Snyder – 36
  • Junior Lily Worden – 38

The team’s previous record of 132 was set on Sept. 30, 2013, at Lone Tree Golf Club versus Basha and McClintock high schools, the release stated.

The Xavier team won its 32nd state championship title last fall by shooting the lowest score ever in an Arizona state high school girls’ championship match, beating its own four-person state record score by three strokes with a 567, stated the release.

For these accomplishments, Xavier’s golf team was recently honored in the “Salute To Champions” segment of Athletic Management Magazine‘s August/ September issue.

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