FOR the much-anticipated event, now on its 15th year, the Jose “Cheling” Escaño Garcia Memorial (CGM) Annual Golf Tournament hosted by JEG Development Corp., took off at the Cebu Country Club with many golf enthusiasts and professionals in attendance.
Swinging into action, this year’s Overall Tournament champion, with the lowest gross score, was Mark Anthony Dy. Other winners included Wayne Congmon for Overall champion lowest net, Class A champion Jovi Neri and runner-up Marco Mendoza, Class B champion Yoshiro Terada and runner-up Manuel Dy Jr., Class C champion Gilfer Alvarez and runner-up Carlos Garcia, and Class D champion Clark Gothong and runner-up Toshiaki Torikai.
To complete the challenge: Seniors Division champion was Lorenzo Alaan and runner-up, Peter Mancao. For the Ladies Division, champion was Menchit Martinez and runner-up, Crystal Neri. For the Guest Division, champion was Nelson Muneses and runner-up, Marlo Cugtas.
Grand prize raffle winners were Reno Ebisa, who a round-trip ticket for two to Bangkok, and Alvin Tan Unjo, who won a round-trip ticket for two to Hanoi.
“The aim of this competition is not just to encourage the pleasure and enthusiasm for golf that my father had savored, but to also foster in its participants generosity, camaraderie and social responsibility through sport,” said Ramontito Garcia, son of Cheling Garcia.
Sponsored by Vivant Corp., 1590 Energy Corp., Dakay Construction, SGV, Arcadis, Wall Vision Corp., Unionbank and LJ Industries, the proceeds will go to the JEG Theology Scholarship Fund of DPMFI, a program that supports young men and women in their formation for the priesthood and/or religious life.