Shelby Phillips, Dana Finkelstein and Cameron Palmer win the Thunderbirds Arizona High School Senior Classic

Left to right: Shelby Martinek, Dana Finkelstein and Shelby Phillips. Shaina Raskin was not available when the photo was taken.

The annual Thunderbirds Arizona High School Senior Classic, sponsored by the Phoenix Thunderbirds, was held at Gainey Ranch Golf Club on May 22, 2011, a traditional golf tournament that honors the graduating seniors that played on high school golf teams throughout the state of Arizona in 2011. Sixty-one seniors participated, 40 boys and 21 girls.   

“The Thunderbirds host the High School Senior Classic as a way to thank all of the departing seniors, many of whom have played in JGAA events for many years. For these players, it is a way for us to wish them well on their future paths, whether amateur, collegiate or professional,” said Brian Frakes, Thunderbirds Junior Golf Chairman.

In the girls division there was a tie for first place and both awarded a first place trophy, with a score of 73, Shelby Phillips of Highland High School and Dana Finkelstein of Corona Del Sol High School. The second place trophy, with a scorecard playoff of 78, went to Shelby Martinek from Marcos De Niza High School and third place trophy with a score of 78 to Shaina Raskin of Desert Mountain High School.

In the boys division first place went to Cameron Palmer of Hamilton High School with a one under par total of 71, second place went to Dustin Dalzell of Pinnacle High School with a score of 72 and third place went to Michael Anderson of Mountain Pointe High School with a score of 73.

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