Oro Valley, Ariz. (November 13, 2019) — When the Ironwood Ridge High School girls golf team recently hoisted the Division II state championship trophy, they did so with three El Conquistador Golf & Tennis members on the team. Sophomore twin sisters Raina and Hanna Ports and freshman Zoe Newell all finished in the top 8 of the state tournament, leading the Ironwood Ridge team to the state title. The talented trio will return to defend their state title during the 2020 school year.
Both Hannah and Raina started playing at El Conquistador Golf & Tennis when they were 8 years old, and Zoe began playing at the Club when she was 11. El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Head Golf Professional Erick Womack works regularly with Zoe on her golf game, while Hannah and Raina have a swing coach at Ventana Canyon Golf Club. All three regularly practice and play El Conquistador Golf & Tennis.
“Congratulations to Raina, Hanna, Zoe and the entire Ironwood Ridge girls golf team on a terrific season,” said Tom Meade, general manager, El Conquistador Golf & Tennis. “It is exciting to watch these girls grow into unbelievably talented golfers and incredible young women, right before our eyes.”
The Arizona High School Division II Boys and Girls State Championships were held at Omni Tucson National’s Sonoran Course the final week of October. Ironwood Ridge finished five strokes ahead of Cactus Shadows High School and 11 strokes ahead of third-place finishers, Catalina Foothills. The top 8 individual performances were as follows:
1 Maya Benita, Catalina Foothills 67-68 135 -7
2 Madeleine Laux, Millennium 69-68 137
3 Calynne Rosholt, Cactus Shadows72-66 138
4 Hannah Ports, Ironwood Ridge 67-73 140
5 Zoe Newell, Ironwood Ridge 73-68 141
6 Libby Axen, Catalina Foothills 72-74 146
7 Makenna Cabardo, Horizon 73-74 147
8 Raina Ports, Ironwood Ridge 77-72 150
For more information on the Arizona High School Division II Boys and Girls State Championships, visit www.azpreps365.com. For more information on El Conquistador Golf & Tennis, visit www.elcongolfandtennis.com.