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By Ken Bailey
Special to The SUN
Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association held three days of tournament play on June 18, 19 and 20, at the Pagosa Springs Golf Course.
Pagosa’s senior contingency set the pace in all aspects of play for the three days.
On Tuesday, the first day of play, the format was a two-man scramble on the Meadows and Pinon courses. Pagosa men dominated play, recording wins in four of the eight recognized categories.
In the First Flight, Jim Fluharty and a teammate from Los Alamos, N.M., won First Gross (69); Bob Oliver and a teammate from Los Alamos, N.M., won Second Gross (69); while Malcolm Rodger and Dale Crumpton teamed up to win First Net (60.9). In the Second Flight, Ken Bailey and a teammate from Los Alamos, N.M., won Second Gross (70).
The second day of play was individual stroke play on the Meadows and Ponderosa courses, with conditions of play a bit blustery. The Pagosa men again were extremely successful with five more winners. In the Championship Flight, Malcolm Rodger won Second Gross (82) and Dale Crumpton won Second Net (70). In the Second Flight, Roger Betts won Second Gross (84). In the Third Flight, Ranza Boggess won First Net (70) and Ken Bailey was Closest to the Pin on Meadows No. 6.
The third and final day of play again followed the individual stroke play format, which was played on the Pinon and Ponderosa courses. This day blossomed with six Pagosa Springs winners. In the Championship Flight, Buzz Burke won First Net (72). In the First Flight, Malcolm Rodger won First Net (68) and Dale Crumpton won Second Net (72). In the Second Flight, James Easley won First Gross (81) and Roger Betts won Second Gross (86). And, finally, the Fourth Flight, Ken Bailey won First Gross (86).