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The Canyon View High girls golf team qualified for the state tournament, finishing fourth.

The girls golf team of Canyon View High School made school history.

On Nov. 1 at the AIA Division II girls golf state tournament, the Lady Jags became the first Canyon View team in the Waddell school’s short history to compete at a state championship.

The Canyon View golf team had a strong outing, finishing fourth in the state.

Coach Scott Jones, a CVHS history teacher, coached the girls.

“State is such a tough event, and the pressure can expose even some of our greatest golfers in the state,” he said. “On day one, we really leaned on freshman Haley Canterbury to keep us competitive. She held her own and really dominated her group. Makenzie Cooper kept a pretty even performance and made sure we always stayed competitive.”

The coach said on the second and concluding day, “we really leaned on our veterans of the program, and Abi Morris was able to shoot even par over the 18 holes. Her performance alone really allowed us to move up positions.”

There are no seniors on the young team, so Canyon View could be back strong next year.

The CVHS Lady Jags golfers are juniors Cooper, Morris, Danielle Murrieta and Caitlin Schneider, sophomore Maya Vargas and freshmen Emilee Swagger and Canterbury.

Cooper and Morris both returned to the tournament after qualifying for individual slots in 2019. 

Morris said she and Cooper pledged “to see that our entire team make it to state, and we did that—the Jaguar Way."