Golfer Michael Finney Is 2020 ‘Champion Of Champions’

Golfer Michael Finney of Los Alamos prevails as the 2020 Shoot Out Champion of Champions in the 73rd Los Alamos City Championship at the Los Alamos County Golf Course. Photo by John McHale/

Los Alamos Golf Association

The 73rd Los Alamos City Championship was held June 27 and 28 at the Los Alamos County Golf Course.

Introduced for the first time in a Los Alamos competition was the World Golf Scoring System. The system factored in slope and course rating with handicaps to yield a World Golf handicap for all players.

There was a lot of exciting play for the two days. Scoring was very tight among the participants. Following the completion of the event the Los Alamos City Championship shootout took place.

The shoot-out takes the winners of each flight and allows them to play nine holes with handicap to determine the ultimate “Champion of Champions”.

Following the completion of each hole at least one competitor was eliminated based upon play.

Before the shootout started a chip off had to break a tie to determine the first place net champion for the Super-Senior Flight. But this was not the last of the tie breakers. Throughout the shootout and at each hole chip offs were monitored by Golf Course Manager Mike Lippiatt, LAGA President Jamie Aslin and LAGA Board Member Patrick Metzger.

Championship Flight winners were eventually whittled down to 2 on hole 8 and Mike Finney and Paul Cook battled it out on hole 9.

LAGA would like to thank Century Bank for its sponsorship of the 2020 Century Bank City Championship and acknowledge the terrific participation by all participants. Finally, congratulations to all flight winners.


Flight Winners:

Men’s Championship Flight

  • 1st Gross Tim Johnson / 1st Net Davis Johnson
  • 2nd Gross Scott Winegar / 2nd Net Brad King

Men’s Senior Championship Flight

  • 1st Gross Mark Sandoval / 1st Net Paul Cook
  • 2nd Gross Bruce Norman / 2nd Net Stacy Howze

Men’s Senior First Flight

  • 1st Gross Cliff Fortgang / 1st Net Mike Finney
  • 2nd Gross David Sutton / 2nd Net Doug Hemphill

Men’s Super-Senior Flight

  • 1st Gross Eddie Sanchez / 1st Net Andy Trottier and Fred Thomas (Tie) *Split 1st and 2nd Net Prize
  • 2nd Gross Jeff Dunning

Women’s Flight

  • 1st Gross Sarah Christiansen / 1st Net Michelle Aslin
  • 2nd Gross Marti Norman / 2nd Net Marci Johnson and Laura Crucet *Tie, Split 2nd Net Prize

Shoot-out Results

  • 1st Place Mike Finney (Congratulations to our 2020 Shoot Out Champion)
  • 2nd Place Paul Cook
  • 3rd Place Andy Trottier
  • 4th Place Mark Sandoval
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