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Golf briefs

Journal Staff Reports

Sivage, Daniels

win senior titles

Albuquerque’s Kevin Sivage and Susan Daniels won titles at the New Mexico-West Texas Senior Amateur on Wednesday at the New Mexico State University Golf Course.

Sivage shot a 7-under 137 to capture the men’s championship, while Daniels had a 25-over 169 to win the women’s crown. The 36-hole event began Tuesday.

Pros edge ams

in Challenge Cup

The Sun Country Section professionals beat the amateurs 26-22 on Monday in this year’s competition at Picacho Hills Country Club in Las Cruces.

The event has a Ryder Cup-style format.

The Sun Country Amateur Golf Association led 12.5-11.5 after the morning matches. The first nine was a best ball format, the second nine was a modified alternate shot. There is one point for the first nine, one point for the second nine and one for the overall.

The Sun Country PGA came back in the afternoon singles matches.

Each team had four senior players and 12 junior players (49 years old or younger).

The pros now own a 32-18 edge and have won the last two.

First Tee benefit, fall classes held

Asset Management Solutions, captained by Scott Throckmorton, won the inaugural Corporate Challenge Cup tournament. The event benefited The First Tee of Greater Albuquerque at the Albuquerque Country Club. Teams from Rich Ford and Rain Tunnel Car Spa came in second and third, respectively.

Registration for fall classes for The First Tee are being accepted now for boys and girls age 8-13. Attendance is required one evening a week for seven weeks, beginning Sept. 8 at the UNM Championship Course. The program helps kids build character and confidence, developing the core values and life skills that stay with them on and off the golf course.

For more information, call 505-358-8419 or email

Etc. …

SANTA FE TRAIL: New Mexico residents may play all eight of the Golf on the Santa Fe Trail courses for $200, with the following restrictions: Valid for one twilight round (post 2 p.m.) at each course, Monday-Thursday only. The courses are: Black Mesa, Isleta Eagle, PaaKo Ridge, Santa Ana, Sandia, Towa, Twin Warriors and UNM Championship. Visit

NATIVE AMERICAN CLINICS: PGA professional and Nike N7 Golf ambassador Jason Montoya is offering free golf clinics at Santa Ana Golf Club for Native Americans ages 4 and up. The clinics are designed to introduce golf as a sport and as an industry to Native American families.

The clinics are every first and last Saturday of each month from 1-2:30 p.m.

Call 505- 867-9464 for more information.

Shot his age

DON HANSON, Albuquerque: age 84, shot 84 at Tanoan Country Club

TONY MAES, Albuquerque: age 91, shot 90 at Los Altos GC


DAVID MUTTITT: Las Cruces’ Picacho Hills Country Club, No. 8, 153 yards, pitching wedge, his seventh