Teams having stroke of bad luck


Both the Pima Community College men’s and women’s golf teams competed in tournaments within the last couple of weeks, as their respective seasons continued.

The men are currently ranked No. 20 in the latest NJCAA Golf Poll.



By Michelle Trujillo

March 19-20: Pima Community College Invitational

The Pima Community College women’s golf team competed at the Pima Community College Invitational at The Views Golf Club in Oro Valley.

The Aztecs finished in third place in the team standings with a two-day score of 785. They improved by 21 points on the second day. The team had placed fourth in the first three tournaments of the season. Mesa Community College took first place and Chandler-Gilbert Community College took second.

Freshman Araceli had the best individual total score for the women’s team and the best individual total for the Aztecs as she tied for eighth place with a two-day total score of 178.



By Christian Mortensen

March 5-6: Scottsdale Community College Invitational

Competing at the Scottsdale Community College Invitational in the third tournament of its season, the Pima Community College men’s golf team shot its best team score of the year, but still finished in the lower half of the leaderboard at the end of the event.

The Aztecs’ combined team score of 601 over the two-day tournament was good enough for fifth place in the eight-school field, while South Mountain Community College’s final score of 557 saw the Cougars finish in first place.

Cooper Cordova was the high finisher for Pima for the second time this season, as the sophomore’s two-day score of 149 was good enough to tie him for 11th place overall in the individual standings.

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