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Thursday, February 27, 2014


BACOLOD City—The Cebu Country Club lost more ground and slipped to fourth place in the Championship Division, but another Cebu team, Club Filipino de Cebu, is back in the hunt for the title after vaulting to first in the Sportswriters Division of PAL Interclub.

CCC scored 110 points in the second round at the Negros Occidental Golf Course for a two-day total of 225.

Team captain Montito Garcia and Bayani Garcia led CCC, which is seeking its first three-peat in the tournament, with a pair of 29s, while Marco Sarmiento and Eric Deen had 26 each. Andres Borromeo's 23 wasn't counted.

CCC will be hoping to gain some ground today when the championship division returns to Binitin, where they had 115 in the first day with Carl Almario, Gen Nagai, Jovi Neri, Harvey Sytiongsa and Kiyofumi Takahashi playing.

Orchard solidified its hold of the top spot with 109 for a 238. Del Monte, which trailed Orchard by three in the first day, is still at second but the gap is now six after they finished Day 2 with 106 for a 232 total.

Alabang vaulted from fourth to third at 227 after yesterday's 118, the best round in the Championship Division yesterday.

Stephen King Stehmier and JP de Claro led Orchard with 32 and 29 points, respectively, while TJ Benitiz and Salvador Arcilla had 25 and 23.

Lurence Cubillo led Del Monte with 30, while Noel Langamin finished with 28. Magno Arancon Jr. and Jovencio Lusterio had 27 and 21 points.

In the Sportswriters Division, Hospicio Razon and Baltaire Balangauan led a strong second round for Club Filipino with 26 points, while Evans Tumaliwan, who's 20 wasn't counted in the first day, had a solid 25. Peter Militante brought up the rear with 21 points as the team fielded the same players who played in Day 1 in the second round.

Club Filipino’s 98 in Day 2 vaulted the Cebuanos to the top with 197, four points clear from the field.

Today, Club Filipino will try to hold on to their lead and will be fielding Raymond Garcia, Hector Almario, Jufil Sato, Victor Yuvallos and Fernando Mondares.

First-round leader Lumbia dropped to second with 193, after a slow 84 yesterday, which was way below their 109 in the first day. Bacolod Golf is at third place with 191 (97-94), and Eagle RIdge is at fourth place with 186 (101-85).

In the Founders Division, Alta Vista and Mactan Island posted big numbers in Day 2 to vault from the bottom to the top 10.

Aris Mata led Alta's strong surge with 31, while Luis Antonio Pasorisa had 27. Marvin Mendoza added 25 and Enrico Solon finished with 21 for Alta's 104 in Day 2 and a 191 total, good for sixth place.

Mactan 186 (94-94), was led by a pair of 24s from Romeo Poquiz and Armand Guangko, while Hiroyuki Hasegawa had 23 and Andrew Cañete had 22 as the team jumped to eighth place.

Valley Golf 210 (114, 96), leads Apo Golf 200 (110, 90) and Zamboanga 200 (106-94) by 10 points. The rest of the top five are Tagaytay Highlands 199 (103-96) and Sta Elana 194 (98-96).

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on February 28, 2014.

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