Area golfers win at Open
Professional golfer Scott Lieberwirth, of El Paso, captured his second-straight title at the Socorro Open, which took place June 5-7 at New Mexico Tech Golf Course.
Socorro golfers also held their own at the annual tourney, as Tech Golf Course Assistant Pro Miguel Griego tied for second in the professional division.
Ricky Silva successfully defended his amateur title in Flight 1. Meanwhile, Richard Griego and Roscoe finished third and fourth, respectively.
In amateur Flight 2, Mario Torres took top honors, followed by David Monette, who finished second. Leroy and Sefie Anaya tied for sixth in the flight, followed by Joe Ray Gonzales (seventh), Jordan Lloyd Martinez (eighth) and Scott Jameson (10th).
Anton Salome finished second behind Santa Fe’s Marty Sanchez in the championship division. Dennis Walsh placed fifth.
In the junior flight, Sean Moore was victorious, followed by Will Benson, Ricky Silva Jr. and Isaiah Anaya.
In seniors competition, Ralph West, of Surprise, Ariz., won the senior professionals division. Harold Zuni and Joseph Guy, both of Socorro, tied for second in the senior amateurs flight, followed by Geir Hareland (fifth) and Paul Romero (seventh).
Andrew Kulaga won the Tech student division, followed by Ben Rosandick, Bubba Anaya and Lane Pablo.
Willie Schaffer won the Elfego Baca Shootout, making it down the mountain in 16 strokes. Walsh still holds the record for the event with his past score of a 13.