Aguon is MGA Ace of Aces champ


The Marianas Golf Association members pose for a group photo after concluding its annual Ace of Aces Championships with Isaac Aguon taking home the perpetual trophy. (Contributed Photo)

Isaac Aguon topped the annual Ace of Aces Championships hosted by the Marianas Golfing Association.

On the first day of the Ace of Aces tournament held lastApril 17 at the Laolao Bay Golf & Resort west course, April Ace and eventual champ Aguon shot a 46 in the front nine and a 38 in the back nine for a gross score of 84. Sporting a 19 handicap and a net score of 65, Isaac took a commanding 5-stroke lead over Keone Chariton. who shot a net score of 70.

Day 1 leader Aguon came out on Day 2, May 1, determined to win. The champ stuck to his safe-play game plan and maintained a steady pace to shoot a net score of 67.

Combining his Day 1 and Day 2 net scores, Aguon came out with a net total of 134 to win the overall title by 7 strokes.

Aguon went home with $200, a perpetual trophy, a free MGA 2021/2022 club membership, free entrance to any golf tournament of his choice, and epic bragging rights for one year.

Meanwhile, during Day 2 of the Ace of Aces event, both Dung Tenorio and Ron Benavente came out firing with net scores of 69, hoping to put some pressure on Aguon. However, Tenorio eventually settled for second place with a net score of 141, while Chariton finished at third with a net of 142. Benavente secured the Top 4 spot with a total net score of 146.

In addition, MGA also held its election of officers who will lead the club for the next two years on May 1 before the start of the second day of the Ace of Aces,

MGA members voted on Mel Sablan, Victor Salas, Ned Norita, Dung Tenorio, and Charlie Peters. Once the elected individuals officially organize, they will elect within each other who will serve as this season’s president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, and tournament director.

MGA’s golf season runs from May 2021 through April 2022.

The association holds its monthly ace once a month circulating the four current golf courses and are inviting interested golfers to join the MGA club.

All an individual needs to do is reach out to a current MGA member for details.

New members’ annual fee is $40 and returning members’ is $30.

Kimberly B. Esmores | Reporter
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