Angel Fire Invitational

Team Budweiser copped first place honors winning the Gold Flight

31st  Annual Angel Fire Invitational
July 27-29, 2017

Angel Fire Skies Afire for 31st Angel Fire Golf Tourney

 Angel Fire, NM…..A celebration broke out as 108 golfers and 130 guests attended the 31st reunion of the longstanding Angel Fire Invitational, held July 27-29 all while giving back to a person and an endeavor they hold dear.   The Friday night festivities at Angel Fire Country Club served as a dedication to the sudden passing of New Mexico Alliance for Hispanic Education Executive Board Member, Albert Murray of East Moreno Ranch. Following the traditional steak BBQ and a spirited live auction raising almost $30,000, the night skies were ignited with a large firework show set to music, delighting the players, guests and many in the community who came to watch.   “I wanted to honor both a great supporter of our state’s education and my dear friend of over 30 years and with the help of Angel Fire Resort, Premier Distributing and Deana Murray, I believe we accomplished that and more,” said Curt Hanlen, Tournament Director.

A standing display was accompanied by fireworks set to music to honor the passing of Albert Murray.

Although the weather forecast had organizers concerned causing much of the practice round to be rained out, the tournament rounds played on with only a fifteen-minute storm delay.   A team representing Budweiser won the Gold Flight with a 2-day score of 121, and Angel Fire Resort copped first place honors in the Silver Flight. “It’s the first time that both Budweiser and Angel Fire Resort won their respective flights, two companies that have been the primary supporters, since the initial golf ball was launched into the rarified air over three decades ago,” Hanlen added.

Special thanks to longtime Host sponsors, Anheuser-Busch Budweiser, East Moreno Ranch and Coca Cola Bottling Santa Fe, joined by Hole-in-One sponsors Garcia Infinity and Santa Claran Hotel & Casino.

The New Mexico Alliance for Hispanic Education is a fundraising arm for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund of San Francisco, CA. According to organizers, the Angel Fire event has generated an estimated 4 million dollars towards Hispanic education in the state. “We would not have achieved this level of success without the great support of our sponsors and particularly Angel Fire Resort and Premier Distributing Company, “ Hanlen concluded. The event returns on July 26-28, 2018 and complete information on next years event will be available by mid November.


CONTACT:      Curt Hanlen:

or Erma Sanchez




Host Sponsors:

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