The New Mexico Open will be back in Albuquerque for 2017. More than 150 elite golfers from all over the country will meet up once again at Sandia Golf Club for the 2017 Championship.
The 2017 event will play host to the top professional and amateur golfers the Southwest and beyond has to offer. The field will compete for $85,000, approximately $14,000 of which will go to the champion.
Since 2000, the New Mexico Open has donated its net proceeds to the Children’s Hospital at the University of New Mexico Pediatric Care Unit, Big Brothers & Big Sisters of New Mexico and the Sun Country Junior Golf Foundation. In that time, the tournament has been able to generate approximately $150,000 for charity.
The Open, New Mexico’s most storied golf tournament, dates back to 1954 when amateur Billy Moya took home the first title. Since then, two more amateurs and a host of professionals have added their name to the trophy alongside names like Notah Begay, Paul Stankowski and the legendary Lee Trevino. Several New Mexico Open winners like the previous three mentioned have gone on to win on the PGA Tour. Others include Tommy Armour III, Tom and Curt Byrum and Kent Jones to name a few.
For more information on the New Mexico Open, please don’t hesitate to contact the Sun Country PGA Section at 505.897.0864 or online at www.nmopen.com.