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Local golf briefs (for July 12)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The fourth annual Stephen E. Benavidez Golf Tournament is set for Aug. 3 at Sandia Golf Club.

The Stephen E. Benavidez Scholarship is for energy engineers. Last year, the tournament featured 102 players and four scholarships were handed out.

The organization’s goal this year is to have 144 players. Those interested can sign up online at or, or call (505) 401-4326.

The event begins at 8 a.m. The price is $125, which includes bucket of balls, card, swag bag and one raffle ticket.

Holes in one

Larry Tafoya, Albuquerque, Isleta Golf Club Lakes No. 6, 187 yards, 4-iron, his first

J.D. Davis, Rio Rancho, Santa Ana Golf Club Star No. 8, 114 yards, 8-iron, his second

Skip Kruzich, Santa Ana Golf Club Tamaya No. 6, 159 yards, 6-iron, his second

Thad Gardner, Albuquerque, Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club No. 22, 212 yards, 5-iron, his first

Steven Nefzger, Santa Ana Golf Club Star No. 4, 7-wood, his second

Shot his age

Joe Gallego, Albuquerque, 68, shot 67 at Cochiti Golf Course from the white tees.

Mike Parry, 75, shot 75 at Tanoan Country Club

(To submit information for the Journal’s golf page, email or call 823-3935.)



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