HEAVY rains due to super typhoon Butchoy (Nepartak) on Saturday, July 9, forced the organizer of the Baguio City High School Centennial Golf Tournament to reschedule the event next month.
The heavy downpour that came in at dawn of Saturday resulted to a sodden golf course at the Baguio Country Club, which prompted organizers led by BCHS Principal and chair Romulo Flora to move the event either on August 13 or 20.
The final date of the golf tournament will still be coordinated with the management of BCC, Flora said in an interview with Sun*Star Baguio.
"It is not yet final, we will coordinate with BCC management but definitely we cannot play under this weather," said Flora.
Tee time for the tournament was supposed to start at 7 a.m. and the last tee will be 1 p.m. in the daylong event hosted by the 100-year-old educational institution, which shaped the young minds of many of the city's great leaders.
Flora said sports writer Pigeon Lobien is coordinating with the BCC and the centennial board for the event to push through. Proceeds will be used for the centennial projects of BCHS, Flora said.
In a message, Lobien said the one-day tournament will use the Molave format of play.
“Molave scores an even par 54 points with three points awarded to a par play. A birdie is worth four points, while an eagle is five. A bogey scores two points, while a single point goes for a double bogey,” Lobien said.
The event is backed by the Puckett of GreenWater Village BC Philippines Foundation, Inc., Camp John Hay Development Corporation, Smart Telecommunications and the University of Baguio.
The tournament is still open to all graduates of BCHS as well as non-BCHS graduates to join the one day fellowship supported by Rural Bank of Itogon, Venus Parkview Hotel, the Baguio Water District, PLDT and Sparadise, among others. (Jessa Mardy Polonio)