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Local golf: News and notes, June 5, 2014

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NMAA championship courses change

The New Mexico Activities Association is changing venues for the state golf championships, starting next spring.

The tourneys will be held at Albuquerque’s Canyon Club, Farmington’s Pinon Hills and Roswell’s Nancy Lopez Golf Course at Spring River. Each will host one class (boys and girls) on a rotating basis over the next three years.

2013 champ will miss Women’s City

Defending champion Dominique Galloway won’t play in next month’s Albuquerque Women’s City Amateur Championship because she will be in a U.S. Women’s Amateur qualifier that week in Denver.

It will be a busy month for Galloway, a rising junior at Cleveland High. She won Monday’s qualifier at Santa Ana Golf Club to land a spot in the U.S. Amateur Public Links in mid-July. Her sister, Jacquelyn, and Socorro’s Kristen Cline grabbed the other spots in the qualifier.

Jacquelyn, who just completed seventh grade at Mountain View Middle School, won a sudden-death playoff against Dea Mahendra, who was a senior on the University of New Mexico team this season.

Junior camps are underway in NM

Most courses in the state offer junior golf lessons, clinics or camps.

The 2014 University of New Mexico Men’s Golf Junior Camp is open to boys and girls ages 5-18 at the UNM Championship Course. Lobo men’s coaches Glen Millican and Jim Garren conduct the camp, which is June 9-12, from 8 a.m.-noon. Cost is $150. For more information, call 505-604-4786.

Los Altos has started its three-day weekly junior camps — Tuesday-Thursday from 9-10:30 a.m. each week until July 31. Cost is $60 per student and it is open to boys and girls ages 7-17. Los Altos head pro Colby Reddoch and aides Mitch Reddoch  and Bill Barclay are instructors. Call 505-298-1897 for information.

Sun Country junior tour has openings

Registration for the Sun Country Junior Golf Tour is still open, providing junior golfers in New Mexico and El Paso a platform to compete.

There are approximately 50 tournaments across the state and El Paso. Memberships are $40 and individual tourney entries are $25 (exceptions include the Sun Country Junior Match Play, the Junior PGA National Championship Qualifier and the season-ending Junior Tour Championship).

For information, call 505-897-0864 or go to suncountryjuniortour.com.

Holes in One

BERNIE VAUGHAN — Paa-Ko Ridge GC, No. 8, 215 yards, 5-wood, his first.

DAN PEDRICK — Los Altos, No. 15, 165 yards, 5-wood, his first.

JACK FULLERTON — Tanoan CC, Acoma No. 5, 137 yards, 9-iron, his third.

BERNARD DELGADO, Cochiti Lake — Cochiti Golf Club No. 16, 170 yards, 6-iron, his first.

LARRY ROSKOM — Club Rio Rancho, No. 4 Sarazen East, 130 yards, 5-hybrid, his 4th.

 

Etc …

In Tempe, Ariz., Albuquerque’s Sean Carlon is tied for the lead heading into today’s final round of the PING Phoenix Junior.

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