Scottsdale NDP girls golf wins AIA Division II championship

The Notre Dame Preparatory girls golf team recently won the AIA Division II Championship by 14 strokes over a strong field of contenders, according to a press release.

NDP girls golf Assistant Coach Jason Glashon and Head Coach Shelley Dinges with the NDP girls golf team from left Makayla Sugidono, Emily Munn, Katie Wilson, Riley Corona, Ciara Petronzio, Dani Cuellar, Claire Marr, and Haley Kapanicas. (Submitted photo)

NDP girls golf Assistant Coach Jason Glashon and Head Coach Shelley Dinges with the NDP girls golf team from left Makayla Sugidono, Emily Munn, Katie Wilson, Riley Corona, Ciara Petronzio, Dani Cuellar, Claire Marr, and Haley Kapanicas. (Submitted photo)

Leading the team off to a solid start was junior Haley Kapanicas with a first-day score of 73, followed by senior Ciara Petronzio who shot a 76, and senior Riley Corona who scored a 78, the release states.

Freshman Katie Wilson, the team’s Rookie-of-the Year, recorded her lowest competitive score, also shooting a 78. This is the first time in many years that the NDP girls golf team has had all four players shoot in the 70’s at state.

Heading into day two with a 10-stroke lead over Tucson’s Salpointe Catholic and Sahuaro high schools, freshman Emily Munn scored a personal best of 76 to tie for NDP low medalist on the day with Riley Corona.

Aided by the scores of teammates  Haley Kapanicas (79) and Katie Wilson (82), Notre Dame Prep captured its third girls golf state title since winning back-to-back championships in 2008 and 2009.

All of victories were won under head coach Shelley Dinges who also coaches the NDP girls tennis team. Along with the 2014 team championship, Notre Dame Prep had four girls finish in the top 10 for individual medalist.

Haley Kapanicas lead the team with a 5th place finish, followed by Riley Corona in 7th, and a tie for 9th place between Ciara Petronzio and Katie Wilson.

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