Gators swallow national consecutive-wins record

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                </div><img style="width: 157px; height: 104px;" title="" alt="" src="http://www.phxfan.com/content_images/girls%20golfer.jpg" align="left" border="0"/>  <br/>    Xavier Prep HS in Phoenix just drew a big circle around Oct. 21 on the school sports calendar.  That was the day the Gators golf team carded its 145th consecutive win to set a national high school girls record.<br/>    And none too soon.  It was the last regular-season match that broke the record.  Now the Gators move on to attempt another repeat as 5A state champions.  It would be their 12th consecutive, which has to be an Arizona record as well.<br/>    The previous national record of 144 straight matches ran from 1992 to 2004, set by a team from Green Valley HS in Nevada. Xavier began their record run in 1996.<br/>    Xavier beat Salpointe Catholic (Tucson) to tie the record and then broke it with wins over Highland HS and North Canyon HS, playing on the course at the Camelback Golf Club in Scottsdale. It was Xavier (149), Highland (175) and North Canyon (193).<br/>    <span style="font-weight: bold;">Kaira Martin</span> was medalist for the match, with a nine-hole total of 35, followed by teammate <span style="font-weight: bold;">Daffodil Sanchez</span>, who tied for second at 36 with <span style="font-weight: bold;">Natalie Hare </span>from North Canyon and <span style="font-weight: bold;">Shelby Phillips</span> from Highland HS. Xavier's <span style="font-weight: bold;">Sarah Schmelzel</span> shot a 37.<br/><a href="http://www.phxfan.com/articles/227/1/Gators-swallow-national-consecutive-wins-record/Page1.html"><span style="font-style: italic;">(click here to comment on this article)</span></a><br/><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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    Xavier Prep HS in Phoenix just drew a big circle around Oct.
21 on the school sports calendar.  That was the day the Gators golf
team carded its 145th consecutive win to set a national high school
girls record.
    And none too soon.  It was the last regular-season
match that broke the record.  Now the Gators move on to attempt another
repeat as 5A state champions.  It would be their 12th consecutive,
which has to be an Arizona record as well.
    The previous national
record of 144 straight matches ran from 1992 to 2004, set by a team
from Green Valley HS in Nevada. Xavier began their record run in 1996.
   
Xavier beat Salpointe Catholic (Tucson) to tie the record and then
broke it with wins over Highland HS and North Canyon HS, playing on the
course at the Camelback Golf Club in Scottsdale. It was Xavier (149),
Highland (175) and North Canyon (193).
    Kaira Martin was medalist for the match, with a nine-hole total of 35, followed by teammate Daffodil Sanchez, who tied for second at 36 with Natalie Hare from North Canyon and Shelby Phillips from Highland HS. Xavier’s Sarah Schmelzel shot a 37.

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