Garcias win charity tournament

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

JAY-JAY Neri, Bayani Garcia and Charlie Garcia won the overall championship title of the Yolanda Aftermath Charity Golf tournament at the Cebu Country Club (CCC).

The team scored a total net score of 46 to rule the tournament.

The division A title went to Robin Craze, Jonji Chiongbian and Eric Deen with a team net score of 53 with runners-up Kiyo Takashi, Marko Sarmiento and Jovi Neri with a total net score of 54.

Roberto Escaño, Masatsugu Ochiai and Gigi Garcia took the division B title after the team scored a net of 53, followed by Ramonito Garcia, Sammy Uytengsu and Bruce Chiongbian with 54 to secure the runner-up honors.

The division C title was captured by Washington Lim, Vicente Yu and Nilo Domingo after garnering a total net score of 54 and beating Edwin Medalle, Nelson Yuvallos and Allan Lua via count back and settled for runner-up honors with 54.

Bayani Garcia, Charlie Garcia, Jayjay Neri
(From left) Yolanda Aftermath Golf Tournament organizer Nelson Yuvallos, with champion team members Bayani Garcia, Charlie Garcia, Jayjay Neri, and organizer Dr. Lor Alaan. (Contributed photo)

Danny Aguas, Jay Macapagal and Eladio Cimafranca with a team net score of 52 won the guest division with Faisal Hasiman, Nelson Rosales and Eduardo Yap took the runner-up honors after winning via count back against Lawrence and Bernard Field and Fred Wishloff.

The charity golf tournament was organized by Nelson Yuvallos and Dr. Lorenzo Alaan in cooperation with CCC.

According to Yuvallos, who owned a resort in Santa Fe, Bantayan Island and survived the super typhoon Yolanda last Nov. 8, that they were among the first groups to respond in helping the needs of the people from the islands especially in Kinatarkan and Hilantagaan Islands.

Yuvallos said the event, which attracted 21 teams, was very successful and was able to raise enough funds to buy construction materials in their adopted island of Hilantagaan Island, which is a small island off Santa Fe town with a population of more than 3,000 people.

“The island was totally washed out, 95 percent of the houses there was destroyed and the school structures didto kay 90 percent wiped out. Grabe kayo sila ka-affected.

Their pump boats, which they used for their livelihood, was also damaged. I know kulang pa ni among gi-extend na tabang for these people. However, what we need is to encourage other groups to also help them because grabe pa kayo ang need sa northern part of Cebu especially in the islands,” said Yuvallos. (ISL)

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on December 18, 2013.


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