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Golf Briefs

Sun Country picks Jr. AmCup teams

Albuquerque’s Slater Sivage and Hobbs’ Tyler Cox tied at 3-over-par 147 after 36 holes of qualifying Sunday at Isleta Golf Club, and were still tied after three holes of sudden death while battling for the final of three qualifying spots on the boys Sun Country Junior America’s Cup team. Team captain George Trujeque then snatched both for the four-person team, using his captain’s pick.

Rio Rancho’s Corey Haught (145) was first and Trey Benally (146) finished second.

The boys will travel to Guadalajara Country Club in Jalisco, Mexico, on July 24-28.

Albuquerque’s Katelyn Allen shot 6-over-par 150 to win the girls event with Las Cruces’ ) Coco Andersson(161) second and Ashlee Garrett (162) third. Rio Rancho’s Jacque Galloway was the captain’s pick.

Galloway, the Class 6A prep state champion, was competing in a national event and wasn’t in the qualifier.

The girls Junior Cup team plays in Modesto, Calif., on July 24-28.

Santa Fe Trail brings back twilight pass

Play all eight of the Golf on the Santa Fe Trail courses for $200 — available to New Mexico residents only. The following restrictions apply: Valid for one twilight round (post 2 p.m.) at each course, Mondays-Thursdays. May not be combined with other offers and is not valid for groups greater than four players. Card expires one year from issue. Tee times can be made seven days in advance.

The courses are: Black Mesa, Isleta Eagle, Paako Ridge, Santa Ana, Sandia, Towa, Twin Warriors and UNM Championship. Visit

New dates set for Men’s City Amateur

The Albuquerque Greater City Amateur Men’s Golf Championship will be played a weekend later than usual this summer. The 54-hole event is scheduled for July 8-10 at Ladera, Arroyo del Oso and Los Altos Golf Courses — in that order. The field will be cut to the low 50 percent and ties after the second round.

Entry fee is $150, which includes green fees, range balls and lunch each day.

Entry forms are available at the three courses and must be mailed to Los Altos. Deadline is July 4 at 6 p.m. Call 505-298-1897 for more information.


■ There is a Callaway Demo Day at the Santa Ana Golf Club on Friday from 3-6 p.m. Sandy Lemon, Director of Golf Instruction and Callaway staff member, will host. Anyone interesting in a club fitting can call 505-570-0442.

■ Arroyo del Oso will host the Nike Demo Day on June 17, 10 a.m.-to-2 p.m. Call 505-884-7505 for more information.

■ The Storehouse Charity Golf Tournament is Monday at Tanoan Country Club. at 2 p.m. Cost is $125 a person for the four-team scramble. Call Shari at 505-449-4036.

Holes in One

MIKE SARRACINO: Twin Warriors GC, No. 4, 170 yards, 6-iron, his first

COLETTE RUGGLES: Desert Greens GC, No. 16, 139 yards, 6-iron, her first

PHIL GONZALES: Isleta GC, Lakes No. 4, 110 yards, pitching wedge, his fourth

DONN NIELSEN: Albuquerque: Los Altos GC, No. 13, 223 yards, driver, his sixth

BOB COX: Sandia GC, No. 12, 122 yards, pitching wedge, his second

J. KRIS HERRERA: Twin Warriors GC, No. 13, 144 yards, 7-iron