Jones fires back to win LA City title

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Cale Jones came back from a four-stroke day one deficit to capture this year’s Los Alamos City Championship.
Jones, a previous City champion and one of the steadiest local players on the men’s side, shot a 2-under Sunday to clinch the title. Day one leader Ted Ball, who shot a 2-under to take the lead at the halfway point, couldn’t continue his hot streak into day two, while Jones ran away with the title.
The City Championship, hosted annually by Los Alamos Golf Course, had 61 entries this year. Several players, however, dropped out after the first round of the two-day event.
Meanwhile, Eddie Sanchez grabbed his second straight senior men’s title in solid fashion. Sanchez outlasted another former City champion, Bruce Norman, for the win.
On the women’s side, Anita Dunmar came out on top in a tightly-packed championship flight for the win. Dunmar held off 18-time City champion Ev Griggs by two strokes, while Ellen Stallings finished just two strokes back of Griggs.
The 2013 women’s top flight was without Tami Martinson, who’d won the previous four women’s City titles. Dunmar had by far the low round of the women’s championship flight, shooting an 83 Saturday.
Dunmar led by five shots after one round. Although she carded a 90 Sunday, it was still good enough to hold off Griggs.
On the men’s side, Ball, the runner-up of the 2011 Atomic City Invitational, was up by four shots over Jones going into Sunday, but could only manage an 88 in his second round.
Jones matched Ball’s day-one finish of 70 to top runners-up Brad King and Jonathan War by 9 shots. Defending champion Kurt Anast finished fifth.
In the senior men’s competition, Sanchez shot a 1-under, the best round of the tournament, Sunday. His day one score of 73 was matched only by Norman’s 73 Saturday as he won by five shots.


Men’s championship flight

Cale Jones 74-70—144
Brad King 80-73—153
Jonathan War 78-75—153
Ted Ball 70-88—158
Kurt Anast 81-82—163
Mark Sandoval 90-89—179
Kenny Walker 83-WD

Men’s first flight

Darren Knox 74-82—156
Richard Matteson 78-83—161
Jim Liberty 81-80—161
Larry Rich 82-80—162
Greg Juerling 88-76—164
Ray Duran 81-85—166
Steve Birdsell 88-82—170
Don Branch 89-82—171
Paul Cook 92-80—172
Mike Finney 88-89—177
Jon Rau 98-88—186

Men’s second flight

Mark Rosenberger 85-87—172
Greg Hanson 92-87—179
Bryan Fearey 89-92—181
Tony Fox 87-95—182
Scott Rygh 93-89—182
Tom Courtney 92-93—185
Wayne Taylor 99-87—186
Chris Ortega 92-96—188
Brian Hollander 99-94—193
Art Brown 101-92—193
Jay Staton 103-95—198

Senior men’s championship flight

Eddie Sanchez 73-71—144
Bruce Norman 76-73—149
Reid Griffith 78-76—154
John Stam 81-76—157
Roger London 87-88—175
Spike Jones 87-90—177
Mike Chiacchia 86-93—179
Brodie Anderson 80-WD
Ron Ellis 85-WD

Senior men’s first flight

Fred Thomas 82-85—167
Rich Ryder 91-84—175
Neil Thompson 90-89—179
Johnny Silva 92-89—181
Don Rokop 97-90—187
Ron Reed 93-97—190
Jim Lawrence 102-116—218

Women’s championship flight

Anita Dunmar 83-90—173
Ev Griggs 88-87—175
Ellen Stallings 88-87—177
Anna Swertfeger 91-88—179
Lynne Taylor 90-99—189

Women’s first flight

Barbara Schmitt 86-97—183
Kathy Anderson 92-96—188
Marti Hill 94-101—195
Jill Cook 98-100—198
Alma Sondreal 99-105—204

Women’s second flight

Margot Liberty 96-94—190
Karen Rau 99-102—201
Donna Jones 109-105—214
Kay Birdsell 108-109—217
Sue Rokop 119-127—246
Rhonda Hanson 122-WD