Twenty golfers from Sierra del Rio Golf Course took on twenty golfers from Picacho Hills Country Club in Las Cruces, NM on Monday, November 13 in the Two-Person best ball format of the SDR/PHCC Challenge Cup. Teams were comprised of twelve men and eight ladies playing in the first round of the Challenge Cup played at Sierra del Rio Golf Course. Play will resume on Thursday, November 16 at Picacho Hills Country with singles matches.
The team from Sierra del Rio took a commanding 107-73 lead after Monday’s matches led by the best ball teams of Wanda Giles and Rhonda McInroy who won 13 points and Bobby Middleton and Mark Boyle with 12.5 points. Other members of the SDR team include: Ty Ried (Director of Golf Operations at SDR), Kenny Labree, Jack Whitehouse, Wayne Sivage, Jerry Traweek, Butch Bullock, Bob Speer, Mike Tobin, Bill Giles, Norb Mogen, Sharon Frye, Hazel Cain, Cheryl Bullock, Rita Andree, Denise Barrera, and Julie Crespy.
There were Closest to the Pin Contests for each team with Mark Boyle taking the honors for the SDR team on Hole #2 and Valerie Heller taking the honors for PHCC on Hole #5.
There are still 360 points up for grabs in the Challenge Cup Finale on Thursday at Picacho Hills Country Club in the singles matches, so anything can happen! The SDR/PHCC Challenge Cup is scheduled to be played twice each year with the winning team securing the Challenge Cup as a matter of pride to be displayed at the respective Clubs.