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Pima women's golf takes 2nd as Hong ties for top medalist honor

The Pima Community College women’s golf team took second place for the second straight tournament on Tuesday at the Scottsdale Invitational.

The Aztecs finished with a two-day total of 689 (344-345) at the Hillcrest Golf Course in Sun City. Mesa Community College took first place with a 667 (343-324).

Sophomore Desiree Hong (Sahuaro HS) earned medalist honors after she finished tied for first place with Mesa’s Haley Kapanicas for the second straight tournament. They each shot a 3-under par 69 and finished with a two-day total of 138 (69-69).

Sophomore Samantha Hacker (Sahuaro HS) took seventh place in the individual standings with a two-day score of 173 (88-85). Freshman Abby Miller shot a 174 (87-87) while freshman Juliana Perez (Tucson HS) finished with a 204 (100-104).

The Aztecs will play in the Estrella Mountain Invitational on Feb. 27-28 at the Tres Rios Golf Course in Goodyear. The teams will begin to tee-off at 10 a.m. on both days.

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Sophomore Desiree Hong finished tied for first place for the second straight tournament as she shot a two-day score of 138. She shot a 3-under par 69 for both rounds. The Aztecs took second place in the team standings with 689 (344-345) at the Hillcrest Golf Course in Sun City, AZ.