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Demapan tops SGA August Ace tournament

JOE Demapan shot a 2-under to win the Saipan Golfers Association’s August Ace of the Month title during the monthly tournament at the Kingfisher Golf Links on Aug. 27.

Despite sliding from a 41 on the front to a 43 on the back nine, Demapan with 14 handicaps, beat April Ace Nick Sablan by two strokes.

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Joe DemapanJoe Demapan

From a 39 on the front nine, Sablan, a 5 handicapper, went up to a 38 on the back for a 72 to take the second place.

Alex Tudela settled for the third after a scorecard playoff with Sablan. The 12-handicapper had 42 on both nines and finished with a 72 as well.

Tudela also shot nearest to the flag in Hole No. 6. Also hitting close to the pin were Das Krishman n Hole No. 8; Attorney General Edward Manibusan in Hole No. 12 and Jess Castro in Hole No. 15.

Sablan shot the longest drive in fairway No. 7 and Tudela in No. 14.

Demapan now joins January Ace, Frances Sablan; February Ace, John “Nanni” Cruz; March Ace, Juan Lizama; April Ace, Nick Sablan; May Ace, Rep. Larry I. Deleon Guerrero; June Ace, Das Krishnan and July Ace, Steve Balakrishna in the clash for annual Aces of Aces title.

SGA will hold its September Ace of the Month Tournament on Sunday, September 24, 2017, at the Coral Ocean Point Golf Course.

The show time is 8:30 a.m. and the tee time is 9:30 a.m.