Mizuno returns on top as 64th Fil-Am Golf ends-A A +A
Sunday, December 8, 2013
MIZUNO Superstars are again the champion after matching their third day production of 131 and 504 total to claim the premiere Fil Championship crown in the San Miguel 64th Fil-Am Invitational Golf Tournament at the Camp John Hay golf course.
King Stehmeier saved his best for last scoring a one over 35 as the team cruised to a 32 point victory over Team Sparta.
Justin Limjap came home with a 34, while Raymund Sangil and other Stehmeier, Ace, added a pair of 31 to score in the five to play four to count tournament presented by Toyota. Rodel Mangulabnan had a 28 and did not count.
Tonton Asistio made an even par 36 but could not get much support from his team mates as Team Sparta finished with 113 and 472 total. Rading Decipeda had a 28, Erwin Temena made 24, while Alex Ignacio and Thirdy Escano chipped in 23 points, one of which did not count. Asistio, however, took the individual plum after closing out with 135, six up on Stehmeier .
Junjun Plana had 32 for the team's 119 and 457 tally to outstay deposed champion Forest Hills which holed out with 123 and 454 tally.
Meanwhile, Che'lus topped the Am Championship flight after closing with 113 and 447 total at the Baguio Country Club course.
Robert Manalo made 31, Jacky Barfield had 29, Mike Castro with 28 and Ray Blas made 25 as Che'Lus finished 12 points ahead of second round leader Batangas Barako which closed out with 103 and 435.
In 2011, Che'lus lost the title to Mizuno via countback even after finishing tied.
Gerald Katigbak topscored for the Barakos with 28, Howie Sison made 27, Rudy Amata chipped in 26 and Jun Arceo added 22 for the team. Mizuno had a fourth round score of 106 and 428 total to finish third.
Castro of Che'lus took the individual plum with his 123 and a two point victory over Nicholas Santiano of Northwoods Pacsports.
Fil-Am Japan 2 had a closing 102 for a 387 total to take the Fil D title by 34 point victory over San Miguel Corporation which closed out with 89 and 353.
Square and Compass Golf Club of Nueva Ecija had 88 and 348 to salvage third place.
San Miguel's Mikey Punzalan took the indvidual crown after an 30 and 108 four-round tally.
Pacific Rim played it safe and matched its pursuers on the last day to close with 72 and 307 total for a two shot victory on Team Surigao which had a closing round of 73 and 305 total. Macquarie made 72 and another two shot down for third place.
Karlo Munar of Macquarie Links took the individual title with his 97 after a closing round of 27 and caught up with team mate Bong Rabang, who had 19 in round four.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on December 09, 2013.