BAGUIO City Golf Team cruised to a four day best of 357 en route to winning the championship crown in Fil F of the 68th Department of Tourism (DOT) Fil-Am Invitational By San Miguel Corp.
Art Bayot carded the day's best of 26 points while Edwin Macgui-ing and Dai Tsuchiya came in with a pair of 24 as Councilor Micheal Lawana added a 23 for a 97 to close out the win at the Camp John Hay fairways after edging Sarap Buhay Gang and Savers Comclark which settled for second and third after carding 356 and 341 points.
In Am G, over at the Baguio Country Club, EK Amigos slowed down with a 73 but enough to win the championship crown.
Nueva Ecija Seniors meanwhile closed with a 95 for 373 and a six shot win over BCC in Seniors Fil A. Forest Hills made 84 and 328 total which is good for third.
Wednesdal Club of Mimosa fired a closing round of 99 and a four day total of 382 and a four shot victory over Team Na Koa which also made a 99. San Miguel Corporation finished third after a 77 and 367.
Guam Kool Swingers bounced back on the last day and outshot overnight leader Teerifics 83-76 for a four shot victory in Seniors Fil B.
Jeff Lowery closed out with 29, Noly Carino and Dan Ganacias had a pair of 21 and Willie Jamero made 12 points to count for the Guamanians which assembled a four day total of 322 against Teerifics which had 318. Four shots down is Golf F – Veterans which is good for third place.
Paeng Ding saved the best for last as he scored 23 points to lead Baguio Country Club to 71 and 305 total for a 19 point victory in Seniors Am B. The co-host team got 17 from Reggie Gamboa, 16 from Mon Aldana and 15 from Alex Tan and led throughout the tournament presented by San Miguel.
PR Bank – Isabela Golf Club, which threatened on day two with a one shot deficit, had a closing round of 66 and 286 total, 15 up on third placed ICSTI – TMI (58=271).
Team City of Vallejo slowed down on the last day when it shot 77 points for a four day production of 322 but still a comfortable 26 point victory in Seniors Fil C. Bob Apalit closed out with 23 points, while three others – Carlos Ventura, Virgilio Litag and David Abellera – came in with 18 points to count for the team.
BIBAK New York New Jersey came n second with 296 after an 82, while Team Mcder was third with 283 after a 72.
Macquarie Links Australia shot 75 points for 321 and a 26 point victory in Seniors Am C. Golf F Veterans finished second with 295 after a a 60 and a two point edge on third placed Apo Golf ers Team Alpha.
IGC – Travellers closed out with 73 for 291 and a nine point victory in Fil H. Leopard Enterprises – LMG made 68 for 282 and second place, while Baguio Blue Blood had 72 for 273 and third place.
Sandigan 82 collected 75 points and 294 to take the Senior Fil D title. AAA Travel finished second with 265, two shots off IGC Senior.
Fil-Am Survivors had 55 for 245 points and a 15 point victory in Senior Am D. Fil-Am Golf of Florida placed second (52=230) and Residences of Brent (53=195).
Yokusoka Rising Sun closed with a flight best of 67 for 262 and a three shot victory in Regular Fil H over Apo Golfers – Team Friendship (62=259).
Third round leader BZA Homestyle Crafts closed with a 53 for a 256 total and third place after 17 points from Francis Navarrete, 15 from Teddy Cheong, 11 from Chito de Leon and 10 from Derek Bautista. Brandon Watanabe.
Published in the SunStar Baguio newspaper on December 08, 2017.
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