Davao teams slump at PAL golf tourney

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Friday, February 28, 2014


BACOLOD CITY - Despite being off to a good start in the tournament, Davao City teams further slumped on the third day of action in Men's Regular Tournament of the 67th Philippine Airlines (PAL) Interclub Golf Tournament at the Bacolod Golf and Country Club here yesterday.

As of press time, Apo Golf plummeted to eighth place in the Founders Division while Rancho Palos Verdes and Lanang occupied the 12th and 18th spots, respectively.

Apo Golf's Alimar Etrone scored 21 as did teammate Leo Fusilero. Vincent Gumapac led the team's scoring for the day with 23 while Jose Saavedra added 22 to score 87. The club had a total of 287.

Marc Lopez put in the work for Rancho Palos Verdes yesterday by scoring 28. Kuresh Samanodi, Randy Cadiogan and Ronald Galicia scored 27, 23, and 22 respectively, leaving out Leo Yap's score of 21 for a day's total of 100 and overall total of 282.

Lanang scored a total of 71 Friday, thanks to Peter Cabreros' 23, Alrey Ceniza's 21, Ed Gumban's 14 and Robert Te's 13. They garnered a total of 229.

Etrone of Apo Golf explained that the strong winds made it difficult for them to play in Bacolod courses as the fields are in elevated areas compared to Davao courses where the wind is not a concern.

In the Sportswriters Division, Davao City Golf dropped to sixth place from fifth spot the previous day. The team amassed 261 points behind Pao Angeles's 26, Jonathan Cabreros's 22, Rodolfo Luna's 16 and Alvin Tesado's 17.

Orchard, meanwhile, retained the lead of the Championship Division with a total of 351 points as Niko Santiano submitted 33 and Raymund Sangil added 32. Rodel Mangulabnan (29) and Torito Payumo (19) also contributed to keep the team's title hopes alive.

Alabang Country Club scored 118 through the efforts of Sebastian Lorenzo, Gabriel Manotoc, Christopher Popp and Jama Reyes, for a three-day total of 341.

Del Monte Golf placed second with over-all 335 as the team made 103 points yesterday courtesy of the joint efforts of Julius Bautista, Jelbert Gamolo, Leonard Lofranco and Francis Morilla.

In the Founders Division, Negros Occidental's Tonchy De Leon, Ray Lim, Kokoy Locsin and Jimmy Yusay lifted the team's day's output to 113 for a cumulative score of 326.

Valley Golf was 12 points behind the leaders with 314 after Chito Laureta, Eddie Lopez, Chino Raymundo and Zaldy Villa tallied a total of 104 points for the day. Manila Southwoods was at third place with 310.

Club Filipino de Cebu, meawhile, paced the Sportswriters Division with 239 while Eagle Ridge (292) and Lumbia (291) took the next two spots.

Victoria's Golf and Country Club found themselves at the top of the Friendship Division with 243 points after trading spots with South Cotabato that was relegated to second with 239. Fil Am Hawaii came third with 234.

In the International Division, So Cal Redhawk's 266, Bay Area Golf Organization's 261 and Fil Am Hawaii's 234 grabbed the first three places.

In the individual rankings, Andres Saldana topped A division with a total of 63 points while Aris Mata of Alta Vista scored 58 to place second and Eric Deen of Cebu Country Club scored 56 for third.

Division B's Magno Arancon, Jr. of Del Monte Golf had a total of 61, followed by Pueblo de Oro's Jeun Yang (59) and Alfredo Cavajar (57) of Iligan wounded up in the next two spots.

Riviera Golf Club's Jing Romero (55) was on top of Division C while Hospicio Razon of Club Filipino de Cebu and Alex Ramos of Pearl Kai Hawaii shared the secod spot with identical 54 points.

Abelardo Bantug III of Guinhalaran led Division D with 52 while Ronald Wee (48) of Zamboanga was second and Club Filipino de Cebu's Peter Militante (47) held on to third.

Today is the final day of the competition with the winners set to be awarded tonight at the Bacolod Pavilion.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 01, 2014.

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