Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Tourney flights have runaway, deadlock
The team of Steve Alexander and Cory Adams scored an easy win in the Championship Flight on Sunday of the annual Beau Jack Invitational Golf Tournament at the Reeves County Golf Course, while the First Flight champion took a lot longer to determine, as four teams ended up in a first place tie after the final 18 holes of the two-day tournament.
Alexander and Adams went out to a five-stroke lead after the first day of play, shooting a 60, and came close to matching that score on Sunday, firing a 61 to finish with a 121 score and a 10-stroke victory over Tim Phillips and Shawn Savage, who shot a 67-64-131.
Third place went to Ruben and Michael Baca, after they won a one-hole playoff over Mike and Allen Claburn. Both teams ended regulation with 133 scores, after the Bacass shot a 65-68 and the Claburns had round of 66 and 67. Ruben Baca also collected a hole-in-one during the first day of the tournament, hitting it in on the seventh hole of play Saturday.
The winner of the First Flight was decided three holes into a playoff, but the remaining teams had to keep on playing to decide the second and third place finishers. Mike Ortiz and Jerry Ornelas were able to come into the clubhouse early after winning first, while Craig Davis and Terry Ott ended up second and John and Armando Granado were the third place finishers.
All three teams, plus Carl and Paul Warren, wound up with 139 scores in regulation. The Warrens had the best round on Saturday, with a 65, but went up to a 74 on Sunday. Ortiz and Ornelas shot rounds of 69 and 70, while Davis and Ott had 72 and 67 runs and the Granados shot a 68 on Saturday and a 71 on Sunday.
This year’s tournament had four flights, with the second and third flight winners having to play through rain during their opening round Saturday morning. Despite that, two of the top three finishers ended up with better scores than the four teams that tied for first in the First Flight.
In the Second Flight, Ronnie Ontiveros and Trey Lawrence shot 68 both days of play to win first place with a 136 total, and were followed by Tim Doan and Lance Windham, who shot 66 on Saturday and 72 on Sunday for a 138 total. Third place was Don Maldonado and Tom Aguilar, which placed with a 71-72-147 score.
In the Third Flight, Jerry Patterson and Jack Stickels won a playoff over Don Alligood and John Contreras, after both teams finished with 150 scores. Patterson and Stickels had a 74 on Saturday and a 76 on Sunday, while the scores were reversed by Alligood and Contreras. Finishing third were Matt Williamson and Steve Smith, who shot a 73 on Saturday and a 78 Sunday to finish with a 151 score.
P-B-T summer tennis registration extended
Pecos High School tennis coach Mike Ortiz said that sign-ups for the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD summer tennis program have been extended to the opening day of each of the two sessions in June.
The first session begins next Monday, June 6 and runs through June 16, while the second session will run from June 20 to June 30. Starting times daily will be 8 to 8:45 a.m. for kindergarten, first and second graders, 9 to 9:45 a.m. for third through fifth graders, 10 to 10:45 a.m. for sixth and seventh grades, and 11 a.m. to noon for players entering Grades 8-12.
Players must provide a tennis racquet, water bottle, hand towel, sunscreen and a cap or visor. For further information, call Mike Ortiz at 445-2185.
Fees for all the summer program are $5 for one player, $8 for two and $10 for three in each family, with the fee for one sport covering all other sports, with the exception of the learn-to-swim program. Students participating in more than one sport can show their payment receipt after their first registration.
Students can participate without signing up in summer basketball and volleyball. Open gym for basketball starts this week and is on Mondays and Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m. during the summer, with Art Welborn as supervisor. The summer basketball camp will be from June 20-23 at the new Pecos High School gym, with a fee of $5 per student. The class sessions will be divided into 8 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. for elementary school students and from 1 to 4:45 p.m. for students entering grades 7-9 this August.
Summer volleyball will alternate with the basketball program and begins on June Open gym will run from 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with Lisa Lowery serving as supervisor. The open gym classes will continue through the end of July, with a break for the West of the Pecos Rodeo week and Fourth of July holiday.
The summer weightlifting program will run from June 13 through July 21 on Mondays through Thursdays. The weight room will be open for two hours during the morning and two hours in the evening, with times to be announced later. The program is open to all athletes entering Grades 9 through 12, with coaching instruction on strength and conditioning.
The field house weight room will be available for non-instructed weight lifting during the summer from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m., and the weight room is also open to students entering grades 7 and 8 this August.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 432-445-5475, FAX 432-445-4321
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