Adamson University hosts golf tourney-A A +A
Sunday, June 17, 2012
THE Adamson University, a Catholic Vincentian educational institution, hosted a one-day golf tournament as it organized the university’s alumni association for Zamboanga Peninsula chapter.
The tournament, dubbed as the Adamson University Alumni Open Tournament, was held Saturday at the Zamboanga Golf and Country Club, the oldest golf course in the country.
Forty golfers who are members of the Sunday Club, Zamboanga Golf and Country Club, Seniors Club and Royal Golf Club participated in last Saturday’s tournament.
Second district Representative Erico Basilio Fabian, Dr. Oscar Ocampo, businessman Benjie Chiong and Eldon Elumba emerged as winners as they dominated against the other participating golfers in four different divisions.
The four divisions are Class A, B, and C and the seniors division.
Fabian finished with 66 under six par, as he dominated and won the championship trophy in the Class C division.
Jovy Mendoza, who landed first runner-up, tailed Fabian in the Class C division with 67 under six par, while the second runner-up was Arnulfo Sereño with 69 under three.
Fabian earlier joined Adamson University president Fr. Gregorio Bañaga, Zamboanga Golf and Country Club president lawyer Jun Esguerra, Adamson University Alumni president for Zamboanga Peninsula Engineer Faizal Hasiman, Adamson University Alumni organizing director for Zamboanga Peninsula Engineer Bong Nuño, and Adamson University Alumni national president Engineer Manny Wong in the ceremonial tee-off.
Ocampo garnered 67 under five par, as he captured the championship trophy in the seniors division.
Following Ocampo in the seniors division as the first runner-up was architect Ben Gonzales, who finished with 69 under three and second runner-up was Rudy “Mr. Cool” Maadil with 73 over 1.
Chiong brought home the championship trophy, as he dominated and won in the Class B division with 71 below one par.
Joseph Ruiz and Romy Urian landed first runner-up and second runner-up in the Class B division with score of 73 over one and 74 over 2, respectively.
Elumba, who is being coached by his father, Judge Eric Elumba, won the championship trophy as he bested the other competing golfers in the Class A division.
The younger Elumba finished the tournament with 69 under three par in the Class A division competition.
He was tailed by Bobby Arcillas and Tony Kong as the first runner-up and second runner-up with 72 even and 71 over 1, respectively.
Aside from trophies, the winners and non-winner golfers received giveaways during the raffle during the awarding ceremony, which was held at the Zamboanga Golf and Country Club driving range.
Hasiman, the tournament host being newly inducted Adamson University Alumni president for Zamboanga Peninsula, said the hosting of the tournament is one way the university reaches out to the community.
Hasiman said it is also aimed to establish and strengthen camaraderie between Adamson University alumni and those who are from and have graduated from other prestigious education institutions in the country.
Hasiman was inducted as the pioneering president of the Adamson University Alumni Association for Zamboanga Peninsula in a ceremony that followed after the awarding of the golf tournament winners.
The Zamboanga Peninsula chapter of Adamson Alumni Association was organized through the efforts of the university’s alumnus led by Nuño and Hasiman. (Bong Garcia)