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Bragging rights will again be up for grabs at the Los Alamos Golf Course this weekend. Specifically, bragging rights as the best golfer in the county.
The Los Alamos City Championship is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at the golf course. Action gets going at 8 a.m. both days.
This year, a new women’s City champion will be crowned.
Tami Martinson, who was dominant in winning her four straight championships, is not entered in this year’s tournament.
Last year, Martinson carded both of the two low rounds in the tournament, topping runner-up Ellen Stallings by six shots.
Stallings will be back — she is grouped with tournament veterans Anna Swertfeger and Lynne Taylor for the opening round — but she will have to contend with Ev Griggs, Anita Dunmar and Barb Schmitt, who have been some of the toughest competitors in the tournament’s history.
Another impressive streak was stopped last year. City tournament veteran Kurt Anast upset Curt Norman to win the men’s top flight, shooting a 3-under after 18 holes then holding on through the balance of the tournament to win.
Norman was going for his third straight win last season but couldn’t get on track Saturday. He rebounded to shoot an even 72 Sunday but it wouldn’t be enough to catch up.
Anast is scheduled to return this weekend for a title defense. Also, Eddie Sanchez, who earned the win in the 2012 senior men’s title flight, will return to defend his crown.
In all, 61 players are scheduled to tee off this weekend for the City Championship, which is up from last year’s total of 53.