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  • Torres plays 306 holes on 'Longest Day'

    The Longest Day of Golf took less than the maximum amount of time.
    Los Alamos Golf Course head professional Donnie Torres finished up an amazing 17 rounds of golf Thursday in approximately 13-1/2 hours. Averaging just a little over a minute in between shots, Torres finished 306 holes and did so while maintaining an excellent running score.
    Torres’ Longest Day of Golf was played to raise money for the Sun Country PGA Junior Golf Association and for the Los Alamos Rotary. He raised approximately $4,000, which will be split between the two organizations.

  • Senior Men play at Cochiti, Santa Fe

    Here are the results from the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournaments played June 12 at Pueblo de Cochiti Golf Course and June 13 at Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe:

    Pueblo de Cochiti Golf Course
    June 12

    Championship flight

    1st low gross: Rob Schneider, Santa Fe, 71
    2nd low gross: Henry Hodde, Santa Fe, 74
    1st low net: Mac McCormick, South Fork, Colo., 67
    2nd low net: Tom Stehle, Santa Fe, 70

    First flight

    1st low gross: Steve Martinez, Santa Fe, 77
    2nd low gross: Scooter Franks, Santa Fe, 78
    1st low net: Terry Maznio, Las Vegas, 63
    2nd low net: Gilbert Romero, Santa Fe 66

  • LAGC pro to play 17 rounds Thursday

    Donnie Torres is hoping to squeeze in some golf tomorrow. By "some," he means 17 rounds.

    Torres, the head professional at Los Alamos Golf Course, will play The Longest Day of Golf Thursday at LAGC. In doing so, he's hoping to raise close to $4,000 for charitable causes.

    Doing the math, Torres will play 306 holes. If he can get started at around 5:30 a.m., he thinks he can wrap up before the sun sets. He will play exclusively on the front nine at LAGC and give himself credit for being "in the leather" when he nears cups.

    It's a challenge — he's hoping to complete the Longest Day of Golf in about 700 swings, not counting putts — but one he feels he's ready for.

  • Road to Victory

    Alamogordo’s Marcel Berger celebrates as he crosses the finish line on the way to a win in the Licensed Men Category 4 race Sunday as part of the Tour de Los Alamos. Check Wednesday’s Los Alamos Monitor for complete results.

  • Topes Notes 06-19-12

    Isotopes are back for more in Albuquerque

    The Albuquerque Isotopes are back from their short road trip to face the New Orleans’ Zephyrs tonight.
    The Isotopes and Zephyrs meet at 7:05 p.m. It’s the opener of an eight-game home set for the Isotopes, who went 3-1 on a quick trip to Iowa over the weekend.
    Albuquerque (40-31) picked up some ground on division-leading Oklahoma City by taking three of four against Iowa and now trail by just 1-1/2 games in the division standings.
    Tonight, Fernando Nieve will take the mound for Albuquerque. Nieve, who is new to Albuquerque this year, has been shaky in 10 starts, going 3-4 and posting an ERA of 6.85.

  • Sports Update 06-17-12

    Tour de LA is today

    The 40th annual Tour de Los Alamos is set for this morning.
    Registration for the Tour de Los Alamos, a cycling race which winds around Los Alamos County, is currently open online. men’s women’s junior’s and citizen’s race categories are offered. In-person registration is scheduled for Saturday at Los Alamos National Bank.
    In-person registration may be done at 6:30 a.m near Ruby K’s Racing starts at 8 a.m.
    For more information, visit tourdelosalamos.org.

    LAMS’ summer cross country practices starts

  • Club sale is today

    The Los Alamos Junior Golf Association’s annual club sale is slated for today at Los Alamos Golf Course.
    The club sale runs in conjunction with LAGC’s Father’s Day tournament. The sale will start at 8 a.m. and run through 4 p.m.
    Proceeds from the annual sale will go to support the Los Alamos Hilltopper golf teams and county youth golfing programs.
    Full and partial sets will be available for purchase  at today’s sale.

  • The Way the Ball Bounces

    Youngsters take part in last week’s Jr. ’Toppers Fundamentals Camp at Griffith Gymnasium. 

  • Thompson has best prediction

    Richard Thompson III had the best prediction of the week at the Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race Tuesday night.
    Thompson, on the 1-mile course, finished the Pace Race with an adjusted error of 12 seconds, finishing three seconds ahead of John Rees, the best predictor on the 3-mile course.
    This week’s race was run on Powerline Road, just south of White Rock. In all, 34 participants took part.
    Except for Thompson, all the top predictions came from the long course runners. Isolina Viloria was off by 18 seconds and Alexander Romero was off by 19 seconds.
    Romero was the fastest finisher on the 3-mile course with his time of 21 minutes, 33 seconds. Nikol Strother was the fastest finisher on the 1-mile course (8:09).

  • Training Days

    Competitors kick toward the finish line of the running leg at the 2011 Los Alamos Triathlon. The Los Alamos Triatomics multi-sport club will host the first Splash ‘n’ Dash of the year June 27. The Splash ‘n’ Dash is for participants wanting to prepare for the Los Alamos Triathlon in mid August. Registration for the Splash ‘n’ Dash is limited to 75 participants. Visit triatomics.org for more information.