Marianas Golf Association held its October Ace of the Month Tournament at the Kingfisher Golf Links on Oct. 13 with newcomer James Benavente topping the competition.
Benavente, a 22-handicapper, shot the lowest net score of 68, recording identical 45s on the front and back nines . Another new member, Frank Cabrera finished second with his net 69. He posted a 46 on the front and 43 on the back for a gross score of 89 and was just one stroke behind Benavente after having a 20 handicap. Rep. Tony Benavente shot a 40 on the front and 39 on the back for a gross score of 79 and with a handicap of 8, he got a third-best net of 71.
Despite placing in the Top 3, none of the three took home this month’s plum, as MGA club regulations state that in order for a member to qualify for the Ace of Aces tournament at the end of the year, he or she must participate in at least five Ace of the Month tournaments. With that, James Benavente and Frank Cabrera will not be able to qualify for the Ace of Aces as the club only has the November and December Ace of the Month tournaments to play. Tony Benavente has already gained slot to the season-ending competition after bagging the January Ace of the Month so the October Ace of the Month went to the fourth finisher John Poiroux. Poiroux shot a 43 in the first nines holes and 47 in the last, giving him a gross score of 90. With a handicap of 18, Poiroux notched a net score of 72
In the closest to the pin contests, Joey Dela Cruz won on hole Nos. 6 and 13, , Frank Cabrera topped the No. 8 and James Benavente prevailed on No. 15.
MGA would like to thank John and Debbie Poiroux for hosting the club’s banquet and Kingfisher Golf Links.
Meanwhile, MGA will hold its November Ace of the Month on Nov. 3 at the Marianas Country Club. Showtime for this tournament is 9am, while tee off is at 10am.
For more information about MGA or updates on upcoming tournaments, please contact J.J. Atalig at 285-4115, Greg Sablan Jr. at 483-8263, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The public can also view the organization’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/MarianasGolfAssociation