JUAN "Shine" Tenorio became the Marianas Golf Association’s December Ace on Dec. 19, 2020 after besting the competition at the Kingfisher Golf Links with a net score of 67.
Tenorio performed well, picking each stroke carefully to stay ahead of the 12 other golfers fighting for the top spot. He closed out the front nine with a gross of 41 but slipped up a bit on the back nine with a gross of 44 for a total score of 85. Fortunately, Tenorio had a handicap of 18 which gave him a net score of 67 and the ace of the month title.
CNMI national golfer Joe "Kamikaze” Camacho actually had the best performance of the day as he scored a gross of 38 on the front nine and improved on the back with 35 for a gross total of 73. But with only a handicap of three, his net score was 70, good enough for second place.
In third was Don Hallmark who struggled at first, scoring a gross of 49 on the front nine, but he improved on the back nine, scoring 45 for a total of 94. This gave him a net score of 72, thanks to a handicap of 22.
In the side event, four golfers received the closest to the pin awards. Jeff Lee Camacho led the list at hole #6; Chris Groves, hole #8; Dung Tenorio, hole #12; and Don Hallmark, hole #15.
The Marianas Golf Association would like to recognize guests Tony Benavente and Alvin Salas.
MGA's golf season runs from May 2020 through April 2021. MGA holds ace tournaments once a month, circulating among the island’s three golf courses.
MGA is inviting interested golfers to join the club. All they need to do is reach out to a current MGA member for details.
A new member’s annual fee is $40 and a returning member’s is $30. This is a one-time fee that gets you an MGA polo shirt and a hat.