D-I and D-II Girls Golf Preview

August 7, 2022 by Andy Morales, AZPreps365

Jennifer Seo. (Andy Morales/AZPreps365)


Hamilton senior Jennifer Seo won the Division I state championship last year and she went on to win the national championship over the summer at the Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina. Seo came into the state championship as the top-ranked golfer in the state and she led from the first tee to the tent.

Liberty standout Mattie Frick is playing for Illinois now. Frick took second last year but she beat  Seo in 2020 after a one-hole playoff. Frick also took second at the national invitational. Pinnacle senior Carolyn Fuller returns along with several medalists from last year so Seo will need to work hard once again to repeat.

As a team, Liberty held off Xavier to win the state championship last year but expect Xavier to comeback even stronger.



Jennifer Seo, Sr. Hamilton (State Champion/Top Ranked)

Carolyn Fuller, Sr. Pinnacle (State Third Place)

Samantha Olson, Jr. Pinnacle (State Fourth Place)

Annie Dawson, Sr. Xavier (State Fifth Place)

Brooke McGlasson, Sr. Liberty (State Eighth Place)

Angela Chen, So. Hamilton (State Eighth Place)

Ella Walsh, So. Rincon University (State Eighth Place)

Kate Hauptman, Jr. Xavier

Jayden Jevnick, Jr. Xavier

Lauren Huddleston, Sr. Boulder Creek

Allie Sullivan, Sr. Mountain Ridge

Kyra Allen, Sr. O'Connor

Nikki Bowen, Jr. Valley Vista

Madeleine Nguyen, So. Desert Vista

Delaney Stamp, So. Boulder Creek

Kate Connolly, Sr. Boulder Creek

Lena Durette, Jr. Xavier

Flora Tao, Jr. Hamilton

Raegan Etnyre, Jr. Boulder Creek

Zoey Woodward, Jr. Boulder Creek


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The top three golfers from last year all graduated including two-time state champion Mackenzie McRee who is now a freshman at Ohio University. The field is wide open here especially with a handful on incoming freshmen sure to change the landscape.

Ironwood Ridge won the last three state titles and Cactus Shadows won three straight right before that. This one could be decided on the last few holes of the state tournament again.



Eva Heinz, Sr. Desert Edge (State Fourth Place)

Paige Hammarstrom, Sr. Cactus Shadows (State Sixth Place)

Kaitlyn Helm, So. St. John Paul II (State Ninth Place)

Zoe Newell, Sr. Ironwood Ridge (State Ninth Place/Top Ranked)

Rylee Stovall, So. Millennium

Jordin Cowing, So. Casteel

Isabelle Junio, Sr. Millennium

Emilee Swagger, Jr. Canyon View

Parker Welling, So. Cactus Shadows

Madie Hepner, Sr. Desert Mountain

Zaida Wise, So. Sabino

Ellie Shirley, Sr. Desert Mountain

Lily Huether, Jr. Salpointe

Mia Cesarek, Sr. Catalina Foothills

Nicole Feistl, Jr. Cactus Shadows

Anissa Matkin, Sr. Desert Mountain

Sierra Ashbaugh, Sr. Casteel

Mackenzie Bream, Sr. Arcadia

Lucy Newell, So. Ironwood Ridge

Akyra Kay, Sr. Salpointe