Hong earns NJCAA All-American status after final round at NJCAA Championships

Sophomore Desiree Hong (Sahuaro HS) earned NJCAA All-American Honorable Mention for the second straight year after she finished play at the NJCAA National Championship. She shot a 311 (77-79-80-75) and took 15th place in the standings. The top 18 earned All-American honors. Photo by Rick Price
Sophomore Desiree Hong (Sahuaro HS) earned NJCAA All-American Honorable Mention for the second straight year after she finished play at the NJCAA National Championship. She shot a 311 (77-79-80-75) and took 15th place in the standings. The top 18 earned All-American honors. Photo by Rick Price

The Pima Community College women's golf season came to an end on Thursday at the NJCAA National Championship.

The Aztecs finished in 16th place out of 18 teams with a total of 1437 (387-344-354-352).

Sophomore Desiree Hong (Sahuaro HS) capped off her career at Pima with her second straight NJCAA All-American Honorable Mention honor. She finished the final round with a four-over par 75 and placed 15th in the individual standings with a 311 (77-79-80-75). She was the top finisher among ACCAC conference players. She took 17th place at last year's championship.

Hong has verbally committed to play for the University of Arizona next year.

Sophomore Samantha Hacker (Sahuaro HS) shot a 351 (99-81-85-86) for the tournament while freshman Abby Miller (Ironwood Ridge HS) closed it out with a 357 (95-84-86-92). Freshman Julianna Perez (Tucson HS) shot a 418 (116-100-103-99).

The Aztecs took second place in the final ACCAC conference standings.

See complete team standings and individual results of the NJCAA Championship on GolfStat