Ashley Menne and Hayden Sayre win the Willie Low Invitational Presented by MJ Insurance

Sayre wins back-to-back titles; Menne wins by six strokes

Girls Champs (LtoR): Eve Worden, Kelly Su, Ashley Menne

Hayden Sayre of Phoenix and Ashley Menne of Surprise took home top honors at the Willie Low Invitational Presented by MJ Insurance, contested June 25-26 at Phoenix Country Club.

Sayre fired a first-round, 4-under-par 67, followed by an even-par 71 to win by one stroke at 138. Ben Lorenz of Peoria came in second place with a 3-under-par 139 (71-68). Tony Hendricks of Phoenix finished three strokes off the pace at 1-under-par 141 (73-68) to earn third place.

Ashley Menne of Surprise jumped out to a seven-stroke lead after the first round with a scorching 8-under-par 63. She followed with a 1-over-par 72 to finish six strokes clear of Kelly Su of Scottsdale who posted a steady 1-under-par 141 (70-71) to earn second place. Eve Worden of Phoenix turned in a solid performance to finish in third place at 1-over-par 143 (72-71). 

The event honors the late Willie Low, one of the Valley’s top golf professionals for nearly a half century who started the tournament in 1969.  It has been showcasing the talents of junior golfers from across the state since then with past winners including PGA TOUR golfers Billy Mayfair (1983 and ’84), Ted Purdy (1989), Charlie Beljan (2000) and LPGA player, Sara Brown (2004).