RENE Batallones won the final 2020 ace tournament of the Saipan Golf Association at the Kingfisher Golf Links.
Battalones swung well throughout the entire course. He closed the front nine with a gross of 40 and only had a slight hiccup during the back nine, scoring a gross of 41 to collect a total gross score of 81. With a handicap of 8, his net score totaled 73 which made him the SGA December Ace of the Month.
Alex Tudela also played well, ending the front nine with a gross of 42 and improving on the back nine with 41 for a total gross score of 83. His 10 handicap gave him a net score of 73. But because Tudela is already the Ace of October, the December title went to Batallones.
Filling the top three list was Juan "Pan" Guerrero who scored a gross of 44 on the front nine and 46 on the back for a total gross score of 90. With a handicap of 15, his net score was 75.
Guerrero also won the Closest to the Pin Award for hole #6 while Jung Eun Taeck claimed hole #8; Rene Batallones, hole #12; and Nick Sablan, hole #15.
Guerrero likewise clinched the Longest Drive Award for hole #18 while Rick Kautz was tops at hole #2.
SGA’s 2020 Aces are Ed Manibusan (January), Jung Eun Teack (February), Nick Sablan (March), Juan “Pan” Guerrero (April), Das Krishnan (May), Larry Deleon Guerrero (June), Steve Balakrishna (July), Ed Sablan (August), John “Nanni” Cruz (September), Alex Tudela (October), Tony Deleon Guerrero (November) and Rene Batallones (December).
Day 1 of the SGA 2020 Ace of Aces Tournament will be held on Jan. 17 at the Kingfisher Golf Links Course, while Day 2 will be held on Jan. 24 at the newly reopened Coral Ocean Golf Resort.
As for the SGA 2021 January Ace of the Month Tournament, it will also be held Sunday, Jan. 24, with tee time at 9 a.m. and a no-show time of 8:30 a.m.