ED Manibusan has been added to the list of Saipan Golf Association’s elite players after he bested the competition in the SGA June Ace of the Month Tournament at the Coral Ocean Golf Resort on June 27, 2021.

Manibusan started on the right track as he shot an impressive 36 gross on the front nine while holding a steady swing on the back nine with a score of 41 for a total gross score of 77.

 Even with just a nine-handicap, his net score of 68 was the number to beat.

Rick Kautz shot a gross of 39 on the front nine and 41 on the back nine for a total score of 80. Supported by a handicap of 12, he shared the same net score as Manibusan: 68.

 However, based on the score-card, tie-breaking playoff, Manibusan was numero uno while Kautz settled for second place.

Finishing third was Nick Sablan who shot a gross of 40 on the front and 39 on the back for a total score of 79. With a handicap of nine, his net score was 70.

Ed Manibusan now joins SGA's other 2021 Ace of the Month winners: Das Krishnan (January), Joe I. Sablan (February), Frances M. Sablan (March), Rick Kautz (April) and Tony Benavente (May).

The SGA Ace of the Month Tournament for July will be held at Laolao Bay Golf & Resort on Aug. 29, Sunday, with a tee time of 9:30 a.m. and showtime of 9 a.m.

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