Begay III to host charity event
Notah Begay III will host the New Mexico Grande Slam, a charity golf tournament that raises money for children, Monday at Santa Ana Golf Club.
Celebrity guests in the event are scheduled to include incoming Pro Football Hall of Famer and former UNM star Brian Urlacher and country singer Darius Rucker.
Event proceeds will go toward the Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation, which has a mission of reducing Native American childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes, as well as local partner organizations that advocate for the well-being of New Mexico’s children.
“It’s not about the celebrities,” said Begay, a four-time PGA Tour winner who is now a golf analyst for the Golf Channel and NBC Sports. “It’s about putting the focus on the children of New Mexico and helping them.”
This year’s partners are: El Ranchito de los Niños, Keres Children’s Learning Center and Osuna Elementary.
Holes in one
BOBBIE CEDEBACA: Santa Ana Golf Club Star No. 8, 135 yards, 7-iron, his first
JESUS SANCHEZ, Albuquerque: Tijeras Arroyo Golf Course No. 4, 146 yards, 5-hybrid, his first
DONNA GAFFNER, Edgewood: Tijeras Arroyo Golf Course No. 14, 141 yards, 3-iron, her first
DYLAN NAFUS, Albuquerque: Continental Golf Course, Scottsdale, Ariz., No. 5, 141 yards, 6-iron, his first
DICK BAHR, Las Cruces: Sonoma Ranch Golf Club (Las Cruces) No. 8, 137 yards, 8-iron, his third
SUSAN LEE, Albuquerque: Sandia Golf Club No. 12, 87 yards, pitching wedge, her second
FRANK DURAN, Albuquerque: Tanoan Country Club Sandia No. 6, 162 yards, 7-iron, his fourth
Shot his age
DON HANSON, 86: Shot 83 at Tanoan Country Club Zia Acoma
JOE GRIEGO, 68: Shot 66 at Tanoan County Club
ROGER HEARD, 81: Shot 81 at Marty Sanchez, Santa Fe
JOE CHRISTIE, 72: Shot 71 at Tanoan Country Club
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