During Thursday's practice round (Aug. 8) the club had a hole-in-one by member Jim Fambro. Fambro
During Thursday's practice round (Aug. 8) the club had a hole-in-one by member Jim Fambro. Fambro aced number 16, playing 163 yards and used a six iron into the wind. This was Fambro's first ever hole-in-one, so congratulations to him from the Taos Country Club. (See more below.)
This year several tee gifts were given and multiple formats were used to crown the winners. With 22 teams participating, the formats for Friday's round were a two-person scramble for nine holes and a two-person best-ball for nine holes. Saturday's formats were a two-person modified alternate shot and a two-person Las Vegas Shamble.
First place (Score of 149): Bette Pesikoff and Jerry Rivera
Second place (Score of 154): Richard Kalenka and Ryan Kalenka
Third place (Score of 158): John Romansky and Aiden O'Rourke
Winning the Gross Division: Josh Fambro and Zach Caldwell
First for Fambro
Jim Fambro, Taos Tigers golf coach, long-time golfer and father of recent state champion golfer, Josh Fambro, hit his first ever hole-in-one Thursday (Aug. 8) at the Taos Country Club. Fambro was golfing with Aiden O'Rourke and John Romanski as a three-person team against Josh Arguello, Jake Silva and Terry Brewster.
When they got to the 16th hole, Fambro gave the 163-yards his best shot. When Fambro saw the ball disappear into the cup, rather than going to look at the ball, he ran to look for his son, Josh, who was one hole ahead of him on the course.
"Once it happened, I started yelling and running to see where [Josh] was," Fambro said. "I wouldn't look at the ball until he was with me. It was our moment."
Fambro called the hole-in-one the second-biggest day of his golf life, second to the day Josh won the Class 4A state golf championship in 2018.
Madrid makes ready for Hawaii with first-place age-group finish
Former Taos Tigers cross-country star turned University of Colorado-Boulder triathlete, Roy Madrid placed first among 18-24 year olds at the Boulder IRONMAN 70.3, also known as a Half-Ironman, with a time of 4:10:48. Madrid's time was almost a full 48 minutes faster than the next-fastest racer in his age-group.
Of the 22 people that finished the race ahead of Madrid, 21 of them are professional triathletes. Madrid took second place among amateur racers, behind only Matt McWilliams in the 25-29 year age group, who finished with a time of 3:58:18.
The 70.3 mile race includes a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride and a 13.1-mile run.
Madrid is finalizing his preparation for the ITU World Triathlon Grande Final in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Sept. 1 and the 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Nice, France, the following week.
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