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Las Cruces made a big showing at the state golf championships in Albuquerque Monday and Tuesday, May 9-10.
The Centennial High girls team won the team 5A championship at Twin Warriors Golf Club, and an eighth-grader from Organ Mountain High, Eleanor Warden, was the girls 5A individual champion.
In the A-3A championships at Canyon Club at Four Hills, Mesilla Valley Christian won the boys team title.
Warden shot a two-day total of 151 to beat defending girls 5A champion Alex Armendariz of Centennial, who shot a two-day total of 154 to finish second.
As a team Centennial shot a two-day total of 716 to beat La Cueva of Albuquerque (728) and Piedra Vista of Farmington (734).
Besides Armendariz, Centennial got strong showings from: Brooklyn Maes (fourth, 162); Arianna Rel (28th, 199); Sidda Schultz (32nd, 201); and Paulina Cardenas, (39th, 221).
Las Cruces High had two girls who finished in the top 20 – Abriella Muniz (14th, 175) and Hannah Michael (16th, 182).
In the boys A-3A, Mesilla Valley Christian carded a two-day total of 656 to beat Clovis Christian (705).
Logan Morris of Mesilla Valley was the individual champion with a two-day total of 155 to edge teammate Riley Morris who took second with a 157.
Also for Mesilla Valley, Aydan Muro and Beau Barker tied for ninth at 172, and Samuel Biad was 23rd at 202.