Golfers Net $15,000 For YMCA Youth Scholarships And Programs

Taking first place at The Family YMCA’s Emily McGay & Roger Waterman Memorial Golf Classic tournament on Friday at Los Alamos Golf Course were Jacob Maestas, Eddie Duran, Brian Maestas and Art Martinez.(Key Construction Services) Photo by Jocelyn Chapman/YMCA

On the second place Pig & Fig Cafe team were, from left, Mark Dinehart, Marcia Johnson, Lauret Crucet and Tony Vallejos. Photo by Jocelyn Chapman/YMCA

On the third place for Friday’s golf tournament are Cory Miller, Randal Robles, Chris Rondeau and Ryan Wolf of Los Alamos Fire Department. Photo by Jocelyn Chapman/YMCA

The Family YMCA

Rain stayed away and the sun shined gently behind billowy clouds for the 21 teams that played in The Family YMCA’s Emily McGay & Roger Waterman Memorial Golf Classic tournament on Friday, August 26 at Los Alamos Golf Course. The event netted $15,000 for Y scholarships and youth programs.

Besides the serious game of golf at hand, players amused themselves with games of chance along the course where they could win tickets for door prizes donated by several local businesses.

Net score winners for the day include:

1st place – Jacob Maestas, Eddie Duran, Brian Maestas, Art Martinez (Key Construction Services)

2nd place – Laura Crucet, Marcia Johnson, Mark Dinehart, Tony Vallejos (Pig + Fig Café)

3rd place – Cory Miller, Randal Robles, Chris Rondeau, Ryan Wolf (Los Alamos Fire Department)

Other course games and winners include:

Closest to the Pin – Tristan Hill;
Accuracy Drive – Scott Wimer;
Longest Putt – Robert Romero;
Men’s Longest Drive – Scott Havemann;
Women’s Longest Drive – Mechelle Taylor.

Chris Daniels, Y CEO, said, “We are so grateful to our golfing community for their support our youth programs and scholarships that are helping 50 youth and their families. This was a great day for our programs because of the golfers, our sponsors, our prize donors, staff and volunteers. We are so glad to be able to gather in order to support each other.”

Platinum sponsors for the event included Enterprise Bank & Trust, Fidelity Investments, Sam & Shay Kendricks, Los Alamos Network, Pig + Fig Bakery and Café; and Lou Santoro State Farm Insurance Agency.

Gold sponsors included Key Construction Services and Kristy Ortega-RE/MAX First.

Silver sponsors included Ben Bouman-Alpine Financial Partners, and Dr. Paul & Linda Daly. Infinite BBQ sponsored the beer for golfers; and tee box sponsors included AllPrint Graphics, Liberty Tax Service in Santa Fe, and Santa Fe Brewing Company. A big thank you to Los Alamos Golf Association and Los Alamos Golf Course for all your help.

ABOUT THE FAMILY YMCA: This charitable nonprofit was founded in Los Alamos in 1955. The Y’s policy is turn no one away for inability to pay. In 2022, the Y expects to help 100 individuals, half of who are children, with financial assistance to be in Y programs. Donations are also supporting two new middle school programs aimed and building self-esteem and efficacy. For more information about the Y, call (505) 662-3100.