Frias-Medina Win SCAGA Four-Ball 0

(SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M.) May 16, 2011 — Mike Frias and Daniel Medina of El Paso won the 2011 SCAGA Four Ball Team Championship at Santa Ana Golf Club Sunday, posting rounds of 66, 65 and 63 to finish at 19-under par and win by three shots.

“We started off hot,” Frias said.  “We cooled off in the middle of the round and had some really good par saves, and then we finished hot. We birdied three of the last four, which was nice, considering we had struggled on those last few holes in the first two rounds.”

Defending Champions Steve and Tim Madigan of Rio Rancho posted an eight-under 63, good for second place. “We started three shots back and played them even on the final day, ready to force a playoff if they stumbled, but they didn’t” Steve Madigan said.

Patrick Hanlon of Las Cruces and Anton Salome of Socorro finished in a tie for third at 13-under par.

Tim Madigan, a graduating senior at New Mexico State University, and the Aggie men’s golf team, head to the Denver regional of the NCAA later this week. In an NMSU video previewing the trip to Denver, Aggie golf coach Scott Lieberwirth discusses Madigan’s importance to the team.

— Dan Vukelich

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Dan Vukelich, former editor of ABQ Free Press and Sun Country Golf magazine, is editor of He's a member of the Golf Writers Association of America and the Golf Travel Writers of America. Reach him at

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