First Tee Tucson / Southern Arizona Junior Golf Association

November 20-21: El Rio golf course

Young resident of the Oro Valley Sadie edwards won a hole-in-one at the Southern Arizona Junior Golf Association’s (SAJGA) Thanksgiving Barrio Open in El Rio held this weekend. At just 8 years old, Edwards recorded his ace on the par 3 sixth hole to move closer to the Boy / Girls Division winner 6-8 Chance Hardenbrook by Marana. Hardenbrook shot 69 for the tournament and Edwards had five shots at 74.

Ironwood Ridge sophomore Jacob Medina survived Aaron Vargas from Phoenix 149 to 151 to take the boys 15-18 division by two strokes. The Empire stands out Sarah haak pushed back the Tucson High Myranda Moreno 186 to 191 to win the 15-18 Girls Division title.

The SAJGA Crooked Tree Holiday Classic is next on the schedule and this First Tee Tucson offer will take place December 11-12 at the Crooked Tree Golf Course in Marana.

Full results of the Barrio Thanksgiving Open can be found HERE.


Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the Best High School Journalist in 2014, he received the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a winner of the AZ Education News Award 2019 and he has been a youth, high school and college coach. for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about beach volleyball and high school wrestling. His own children have won several state high school championships and have been named to all-state teams. Participating in high school hockey, basketball, baseball and track and field, his unique perspective can only be found here and on Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member for the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing Arizona’s best soccer player, and he has been nominated Local hero by Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019, became a member of the Sunnyside Los Mezquites Cross Country Hall of Fame in 2021 and he was a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon committee and he won a Amphitheater Distinguished Service Award. Contact Andy Morales at [email protected]