Courtesy Sun Country Golf House
SANDIA PARK, N.M. (June 22, 2019) – There’s something about Paa-Ko Ridge golf course that just brings out the best in Greg Condon. The 57-year old from Monte Vista, Colo., won the New Mexico – West Texas Amateur the last time it was at Paa-Ko Ridge in 2017 beating an elite field, most of which was half his age. Fast forward two years later and he’s set himself up to do it again as he heads into Sunday’s final round with a one-shot lead over UNM Lobo Ignacio Arcaya of Orlando, Fla.
With breezes and Mother Nature still playing a factor, Condon fired a second round 71 to slip ahead of the first day’s leaders.
1 Greg Condon, Monte Vista, Colo. 72-71 -1
2 Ignacio Arcaya, Orlando, Fla. 70-74 E
3 Greg Yellin, El Paso, Texas 75-70 +1
4 Sam Choi, Anaheim, Calif. 75-71 +2
T5 Ryo Harada, Las Cruces, N.M. 74-73 +3
T5 Noah Hicks, El Paso, Texas 76-71 +3
T7 Roy Choi, Anaheim, Calif. 71-77 +4
T7 Josh Fambro, Taos, N.M. 74-74 +4
T9 Chris Massoletti, Albuquerque, N.M. 74-75 +5
T9 Nick Quintela, El Paso, Texas 75-74 +5
The event features the top amateur golfers in all of New Mexico and West Texas vying for the tournament title and trying to notch themselves on the winner’s list alongside past winners like Tommy Armour III, Bart Bryant, Rich Beem, D.J. Brigman and others who have since won more than $30 million on professional tours.
The 43rd annual event has a field of elite amateurs from all over the Sun Country Amateur Golf Association teeing it up at New Mexico’s top golf course according to Golf Digest, Paa-ko Ridge. This year’s champion will not only claim SCAGA’s most storied and respected event but, will also receive invitations to play in national events like the Pacific Coast Amateur Championship which will be hosted in New Mexico at UNM Championship Golf Course later next month.
Sunday’s final round will begin at 8:00 a.m. with tee times running until 10:30 a.m.
For More Information: Sun Country Golf House Paa-ko Ridge Golf Club
505.897.0864 – Office 505.281.6000 – Golf Shop
The Sun Country Amateur Golf Association was founded in 1976. Since its beginnings, the Association has matured into one of the USGA’s most excellent and efficient representatives. The SCAGA provides administrative services for all amateurs playing in the geographic area of New Mexico and West Texas. Our purpose is to promote mutual trust and friendly relationships among members: by encouraging and promoting successful golf operations; by aiding courses and clubs through study and research in the care, maintenance and improvement of greens and fairways; by developing educational programs related to the Rules of Golf; by conducting tournaments; by arranging tournament dates with minimal conflict among golf clubs and associations; by providing a handicap system for members; and by cooperating with other golf associations in the region.