Luisita takes lead in PAL Seniors

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Thursday, February 20, 2014


BACOLOD CITY – Luisita Golf Club rode on the heroics of new recruit Eddie Bagtas to take a one-point lead over defending champion Canlubang at the start of the Philippine Airlines Seniors Interclub golf team championships Thursday.

Bagtas, the 58-year-old former pro, shot a two-over par 74 – 52 points under the Molave scoring system. He had four birdies against four bogeys and a double bogey.

Pepot Inigo provided solid support with 49 points while Seve Roxas Chua added 43 as Luisita finished with 144 points. Failing to count was Lino Magpantay who limped home with 37.

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Bagtas, who had a number of pro titles under his belt, reverted to amateur to help Luisita, the team he played for during his young amateur days.

Canlubang kept Luisita within arm’s length despite a so-so performance from top gun Dave Hernandez who struggled with 46 points.

Rolly Viray took the cudgels for the Sugar Barons with 51 points. Rounding out team scoring was Tony Olives who had 46.

Orchard settled for third place after one of its players was disqualified for signing the wrong scorecard.

Jun Bailee submitted 48 points – the team’s second best score – but was found to have made a wrong score on the 15th hole, resulting in his disqualification.

Luis Miguel Garcia matched Bagtas’ 52 points to lead Orchard which trails Luisita by seven points. Also scoring for the team were Nestor Sevilla 44 and Lee Jim Gon 41. (PR)

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on February 21, 2014.

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