Portales golfer on par with big boys

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Ryan Hohn, 17, of Clovis, tees off on the ninth hole during Sun Country Junior PGA tournament Wednesday at Clovis Municipal Golf Course. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White Not much bigger than the average Callaway driver, pint-sized Portales golfer Will Archibeque is adjusting to playing with the big boys. Riding back-to-back birdies […]

Like wine, Gutierrez’ golf game gets better with age

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Tom Harden of Clovis just missed his birdie putt on the 13th hole Saturday during the first round of the Clovis City Golf Championship at Clovis Municipal Golf Course. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. CNJ staff Dave Gutierrez said he hasn’t played at Clovis Municipal Golf Course in seven years. It didn’t seem to matter […]

Fort Sumner course a unique golfing experience

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Course owner Carl Vick tracks his putt on sixth green last month as Rufus Stewart and the rest of the “Alligators” look on. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Rick White FORT SUMNER — Carl Vick muscles his tee into the hardened ground, addresses the ball, and smacks a shot toward a red flag off […]

Chavez wins in sudden-death

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Guillermo Chavez didn’t have much time to dwell on his bogey-bogey finish. Less than five minutes after he sailed his third shot over the green and failed to get up-and-down for par, the 17-year-old Clovis golfer was back on the tee box as part of a three-man playoff. This time, Chavez […]

Chavez ties for ninth, Reid ties for 16th in AJGA event

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High seniors Guillermo Chavez and Travis Reid finished in ties for ninth and 16th place, respectively, in the American Junior Golf Association’s Southwestern Junior tournament at Isleta Eagle Golf Course. The 54-hole event concluded on Friday, with Jeffrey Edelman of Southlake, Texas, shooting a six-under-par 210 and taking the title […]

A day to go low

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Clovis junior Guillermo Chavez chips onto the 18th green during the Clovis Triangular golf tournament Thursday at Clovis Municipal Golf Course. Chavez birdied the hole and won the tournament with a 70. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White Guillermo Chavez’ timing couldn’t be better. With the district and state tournaments coming up in […]

Chavez qualifies for U.S. Junior Amateur golf tournament

CNJ staff SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Clovis High junior-to-be Guillermo Chavez joined some of the more famous names in golf when he qualified Tuesday for the U.S. Junior Amateur championship. Chavez qualified for the national tournament July 21-26 in Chevy Chase, Md., by finishing second at a regional qualifier at Grayhawk Golf Course. Chavez shot a […]

Cannon airman wins Clovis city golf championship

CNJ staff Randy Moore recovered from a potentially disastrous start and went on to win the two-day Clovis City Championship Sunday at Clovis Municipal Golf Course. A weapons specialist at Cannon Air Force Base, Moore rebounded from a triple bogey on the first hole to shoot a 75 and win the 36-hole tournament title by […]

Cannon Airman leads city championship

CNJ staff Cannon Airman Randy Moore rebounded from a bogey on the first hole to shoot a 1-under-par 70 and grabbed the lead after the first round of the Clovis city golf championship Saturday at Clovis Municipal Golf Course. Moore leads Clovis High standout Travis Reid by a stroke with Jimmy Dominguez and Tom Harden […]

Chavez notches win in Sun Country event

CNJ STAFF RUIDOSO — An eagle and two brides on the back nine propelled Guillermo Chavez to a win in the boys 16-18 year-old division of a Sun Country Junior PGA tournament Tuesday at the Links at Sierra Blanca. Chavez finished with a 1-over-par 73 in his first Sun County event of the season. Chavez’s […]