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Rick Sablan is Amigos’ December Ace

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RICK Sablan and Fred Salavaria tied for first place in the Amigos Golf Club's December Ace of the Month Tournament at the Kingfisher Golf Links on Nov. 8, 2020. But Sablan won the title because he had the better tie-break score.

Sablan had an excellent start, completing the front nine with a gross of 77. Aided by a handicap of 13, his net score was 64.

Fred Salavaria also had a gross of 77; but with  a handicap of 10, his net score was 67.

Both golfers struggled a bit more during the back nine. Sablan  closed all nine holes with a gross of 86 and a net score of 73 while Salavaria tried to rally his way to the top with a gross of 80 and a net score of 70.

Both ended with a total net score of 137 which meant that the scorecard playoff would decide who would be the December Ace.

At hole #17, both players scored 1-over par but at hole #4,  Sablan scored a 1-over par compared to Salavaria's 2-over par.

 With his victory, Sablan will  join the other aces of the month in the Amigos Ace of Aces Tournament.  

Thirty-six players participated in the Nov. 8 tournament with Sherlyn Jones, Ned Norita and Bill Quitano  ending in a three-way tie for third place with a net total of 138.

As for those who received the Closest to the Pin Award, they were Sherlyn Jones for hole #6; Bill Quitano, hole #8; Syl Ada, hole #12; and Ben Duenas, hole #15.  Each player received a cash prize of $160.

The Amigos Golf Club’s Ace of Aces and non-Ace tournaments are set for Nov. 28 and 29 at LaoLao Bay Golf & Resort with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.

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