The sixth annual City of Canyon Lake Golf Championship Tournament took place Saturday, Oct. 3, and Sunday, Oct. 4, at the Canyon Lake Golf & Country Club. The two-day event that was open to the public and Canyon Lake residents, included golf, cart fees, prize money and a tournament lunch Saturday, Oct. 3.

Men and women competed separately within different Champion Flights and additional flights were played by gross and by handicap. The Canyon Lake Golf & Country Club, with the sponsorship of the city and the Canyon Lake POA, hosts the city tournament every year, which is gaining a lot of momentum.

Mia Golovich, who currently attends Murrieta Mesa High School, wins her division of the Canyon Lake City Golf Tournament recently. Valley News/Courtesy photo

“This is the sixth year of running this tournament,” Joe Kamashian, a tournament organizer, told the media last week. “It was on hold for a couple of years, but we started it back up in 2018. It is a great opportunity to play two rounds of golf at Canyon Lake’s beautiful golf course and compete for the Canyon Lake City Golf Championship for only $150, with prize money and lunch included.”

Local Murrieta Mesa High School girls’ golfer, Mia Golovich, class of 2022, won her division of the Canyon Lake City Golf Tournament over the weekend, which was a stroke play event. Golovich also ended up tied for first place in the Jack Kramer Memorial Tournament at Los Serranos on the SCPGA Junior Tour two weekends ago.

“After finishing the season in the top nine of the Southwestern League and advancing to the CIF post season last season, Mia has been putting in a lot of offseason work to improve on her sophomore season,” Ryan Ridley, Murrieta Mesa head girls’ golf coach, said. “She is competing in a lot of tournaments and gaining a lot of experience. I anticipate her being a top performer again for us this coming spring season and within our league.”

The champions will have their names engraved on the perpetual City Championship Tournament trophy, which is housed at the country club in the front office. Organizers are anticipating the tournament will resume next year as planned.

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