PGA Jr League Section Championship

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The PGA Jr League Section Championship took place on July 30-31st at Tanoan Country Club. Around 40 kids came out to compete to be named the best junior team in the section. Albuquerque B took home the title and will advance to Dallas to play for the Regional Championship against teams from all over the surrounding states. We wish the best …

Sun Country Pac Coast Team

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The Olympic Club played host to the 52nd Pacific Coast Amateur Championship on July 24-27th. The Sun Country team, comprised of Las Cruces native Isaac Merry, El Paso’s Greg Yellin, and Albuquerque’s Chandler Smith-Stetson, took home 11th place in the team portion of the tournament. Merry lead the charge by firing out a 68 in the first round, and finishing …

Salome Family Dominates the Match Play Field

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Anton Salome (pictured right) and his niece Rylee Salome (pictured left) both took home a trophy after winning their respective divisions this past weekend in the 2018 SCAGA Match Play Championship. Anton beat Brian Kern in his final match with a result of 2 & 1 to win the Senior Division while Rylee took down Shannelle Tafoya with a result …

Surette and Salome Repeat at Spring Stroke Play

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The Sun Country Amateur Golf Association kicked off the 2017 Championship Season with the Spring Stroke Play, held at Red Hawk Golf Club and Picacho Hills Country Club in Las Cruces, NM. The field of 155 players competed for the top gross and net spot in their respective flights. Samantha Surette was able to successfully defend her 2016 Spring Stroke …

SCAGA Volunteer of the Year Award Now to be Named the Donna Sauve Award

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At the 2016 Annual Meeting the SCAGA Board of Directors renamed the SCAGA Volunteer of the Year to the Donna Sauve Award. Along with renaming the award after our long time SCAGA and USGA volunteer, Donna Sauve was also honored with this award. Donna has had a great deal of influence in the Sun Country Amateur golf world through her …

Local Rule for Accidental Movement of a Ball on the Putting Green

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Effective January 1, 2017 If a Committee wishes to introduce such a Local Rule, the following wording is recommended: “Accidental Movement of a Ball on a Putting Green Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1 are modified as follows: When a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the …

Condon, Surette, and Sivage Win SCAGA Players of the Year

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The Monte Vista, CO native, Greg Condon has been named the SCAGA 2016 Player of the Year. Condon was the 2016 New Mexico – West Texas Mid-Amateur Champion and was also the 2016 SCAGA Team Champion. He also was runner-up in the 2016 SCAGA Fall Stableford as well as a top 5 finisher in the 2016 New Mexico – West …

Condon Duo wins SCAGA Team Championship

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Monte Vista, CO natives, Greg Condon and son Luke Condon, won the SCAGA Men’s Team Championship at Rockwind Community Links in Hobbs, NM. The duo shot 66 during the four-ball format and finished with a 72 during the modified foursomes (alternate shot) format in the final round for a tournament total of 138 (-6). On the women’s side, Samantha Surrette …

Roswell’s Cavan Jones is Augusta-bound

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Roswell’s Cavan Jones, a local 14-year-old golfer, holds his follow-through after a drive on the driving range at the NMMI golf course. Jones is headed to storied Augusta National after winning first-place in his age division at the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship regional qualifier in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sept. 10. (AJ Dickman Photo)