The Gators may not yell “fore” much on the golf course, but they might mention “four” during their chats on the bus ride home. Their winning streak is making a come back.
Xavier College Preparatory’s golf team captured its fourth consecutive state title Nov. 7 by shooting a record-breaking 567 and finishing nine under par. The young women captured the Division I state championship tournament by 35 strokes with each team member finishing under par.
Xavier’s golf team is known for its long streak of back-to-back titles. It has broken twice since 1980 with a two-year break beginning in 1996 and a year off in 2010.
This year, Madison Kerley, a senior, earned the individual state title. Alisa Snyder, a junior, finished third and sophomore Emily Mahar and junior Mikayla Fitzpatrick tied for fourth.
The Gators had another historic win earlier this season when they captured their 200th straight dual-match victory. The streak began 18 years ago.
UPDATE Nov. 19
The Junior Golf Association of Arizona named Mikayla Fitzpatrick, a junior, as its Player of the Year. She tied Xavier golfer Emily Mahah, a sophomore, for fourth place honors in the state’s individual tournament.