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Balakrishna is SGA’s September Ace

STEVE Balakrishna shot a 4-under to take the September Ace of the Month title of the Saipan Golfers Association during its monthly tournament at the Kingfisher Golf Link in Talafofo on Oct. 7.

Balakrishna and Frank Castro were tied at 86.

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Steve Balakrishna

But Balakrishna who improved his strokes from 40 in the front nine to a 39 in the back, beat Castro in score card playoff.

Castro shot 41 in both nines.

Taking the third place was Jung Eun Teack who shot a 40 in the front but lagged to a 41 in the back finished with a 69.

Balakrishna now joins  January Ace Joe H. Aldan, February Ace, Joe I. Sablan March Ace, Larry I. Deleon Guerrero, April Ace Alex Tudela, May Ace Rick Kautz, June Ace, Das Krishnan, July Ace  John “Nonni” Cruz and August Ace Larry A. Deleon Guerrero.

Aldan shot closest to the pin in Hole No. 6; Krishnan in Hole No. 8; Juan Pan Guerrero in Hole No. 12 and Alex Tudela in Hole No. 15.

Kautz fired the longest drive in Hole No. 7 and Nick Sablan in Hole No. 14.

SGA would like to correct the results of the SGA August Ace of the Month tournament at the Marianas Country Club on Sept. 16.

It was June Ace Krishnan who shot the lowest strokes with a 69.

Larry A. Deleon Guerrero who won the monthly title took the second place and Kautz who shot a 1-under got the third place.

The SGA 2018 October Ace of the Month will be held on October 20, 2018, Saturday at the Coral Ocean Point Golf Course. The tee time is 8:30 am. and the show time is 7:30 am.