Mica Mountain over Flowing Wells

August 31, 2023 by Andy Morales, AZPreps365

Mica Mountain's Jake Chen. (Andy Morales/AZPreps365)

Mica Mountain sophomore Jake Chen shot a 1-under-par 34 at the Silverbell Golf Course on Wednesday to help lead the Thunderbolts past Flowing Wells. Douglas and Central did not score. Chen shot a bogey on his final hole but he still finished one shot ahead of his sophomore teammate Hudson Parker. Parker picked up a birdie on his eighth hole to draw close.

Mica Mountain competed in Division III Golf last spring and the team took fourth place in its first season with Parker finishing in 18th place and Tyla Greenwood taking 25th. The program moved up to D-II this fall and the Thunderbolts split into a boy's team and a girl's team. It’s been 11 years since a golfer from the boy’s side qualified for the state tournament from Flowing Wells but the team is heading in the right direction with seniors Lex Vanderbloemen and Tanner Thornton leading the way.



1 Mica Mountain (DII) 148

2 Flowing Wells (DII) 197

Douglas (DII) DNS

Central (DII) DNS

Hudson Parker. (Andy Morales/AZPreps365)



1 Jake Chen, Mica Mountain 34 -1

2 Hudson Parker, Mica Mountain 35

3 Hunter Chen, Mica Mountain 37

4 Angelo Suarez, Mica Mountain 42

5 Cameron Moore, Mica Mountain 43

6 Lex Vanderbloemen, Flowing Wells 45

7 Tanner Thornton, Flowing Wells 48

8 Josiah Kehoe, Flowing Wells 52

8 Steven Knagge, Flowing Wells 52

10 Andrew Delaossa, Flowing Wells 53

Lex Vanderbloemen. (Andy Morales/AZPreps365)