Rayce Mathews was medalist with a 39 to lead Payson to a first-place finish in a three-team match at Antelope Hills Golf Course in Prescott on Thursday.

Colton Justice finished second with 41, Emme Sopeland shot 48 and Katie Sexton carded 49 to round out the scoring. Cyle Moss shot 50, which was not counted.

Payson shot 177. Williams finished second at 198 and Chino Valley third with 314.

The Longhorns start their final push for the state tournament with five matches in 10 days starting Tuesday at Tucson, at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Chaparral Pines in their final home match and Friday and Saturday back at Antelope Hills.

The top 15 teams qualify for the state tournament on May 7-8.

Contact the reporter at kmorris@payson.com

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