Rick Kautz topped the Saipan Golfers’ Association September Ace of the Month Tournament held on Sept. 15 on the west course of the Laolao Bay Golf Resort.
The 6-handicapper Kautz shot a 40 and 39 on the front and back nines for a net 73 and a one stroke win over Juan L. Babauta. Babauta carded a 41 in the first nine holes and 45 in the last and deducting his 12 handicap, he ended up with a net 74.
Joining Kautz and Babauta in the Top 3 was Steve Balakrishna, who recorded a net 79, built from a 42 on the front and 43 from the back nine for a gross 86.
Besides ruling last month’s SGA tournament, Kautz also won closest to the pin contests on hole Nos. 3, 13, and 17, while James Wang prevailed on hole No. 7. Kautz took the longest drive honors , too, achieving the feat on hole No. 2, while Edward Sablan won on hole No. 12.
Meanwhile, SGA will have its October Ace of the Month Tournament this Sunday on the east course of Laolao Bay . Show time is at 9am, while tee off is set for 10am. (PR)