Sasamoto swipes Amigo’s July Ace award

Felix Sasamoto took top honors in Amigos Golf Club’s two competitions this month to take the July Ace plum.

Sasamoto first ruled the qualifying tournament on July 8, beating 13 other players and then topped the field anew in last Sunday’s competition at the Kingfisher Golf Links

In the qualifier, he posted a gross score of 84 that adjusted into a field low net of 65. Dan Quitugua scratched a raw 80 and ended up qualifying just a stroke behind Sasamoto, while John Matsumoto penciled in a gross 86 that earned him the third spot after posting a 68 net.

Other qualifiers were Sherlyn Jones (89 gross/73 net), Frank Sablan (81/73), Diding Hocog (99/75), Joe Sablan Jr. (92/75), Joe Tudela (87/75), and Dr. Larry Hocog (97/80).

Last Sunday’s final round took place under a continuous drizzle, but 11 players still braved the tough weather.

However, the 10 of them could not catch Sasamoto, who had his gross 96 shaved down to net 77 that was good enough to nab the win. He finished with a 142, seven strokes in front of co-runners-up Matsumoto and Frank Sablan. Matsumoto grossed 99 last Sunday for a 81 net, while Sablan carded a raw 84 that worked into a 68 net.

Diding Hocog duplicated her qualifying mark and settled for fourth place with a total of 150, while other notables included Jones (155), Tudela (157) and Dr. Larry Hocog (169).

Sasamoto joins January Ace Sablan Jr., February’s Doll Yamagishi, March’s Ben Jones Sr., April’s Ben Jones Jr., May’s Lorraine Babauta, and June’s Terry Guerrero in the monthly winners circle.

All monthly winners will qualify for the Amigo Ace of Aces tournament where a hefty cash prize and bragging rights for one year are at stake. The Ace of Aces winner will also have his/her name inscribed on the club’s perpetual trophy, which he/she can keep until it is handed off to next season’s winner.

There are over 20 active Amigo members and new players are always welcome.

For more information, contact John Guerrero at 287-6352, Joe Sablan Jr. at 322-1177 or Lorraine Babauta at 989-7732.

By Walter J. Sutherland

Walter J. Sutherland Reporter

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