RESULTS for ACER CUP U23 2010
27 Jun 10 – Match Day 2, Tionko field, Davao City
I) Match #4: EBOCCI FC [ 0 ] v [ 11 ] MEDVIL FC
Goalscorers: all from Medvil FC
Joey Arobo – 7’ / 44’ & 69’
Frances jay Abrasaldo – 10’
Roelfred Napuran – 28’
Francis Philip Acala – 40’ / 49’ / 52’ / & 75’
Jomar Acedo – 79’
Danilo Lascuña – 88’
II) Match #5: COLUMBIA FC [ 9 ] v [ 0 ] ATENEO
Goalscorers: all from Columbia FC
Aldin Tiboron – 36’ / 77’ / 79’ & 90’
Marlon Demapanag – 49’ / 54’ & 86’
Aljune Paul Adorno – 57’
James Salinas – 83’
III) Match #6: SEAGULL FC – PORKY’S LECHON [ 3 ] v [ 1 ] KMMPC
Jovem Benitez (Seagull-Porky’s Lechon) – 5’
Clifford Dacera (Seagull-Porky’s Lechon) – 49’
Bal Morata (KMMPC) – 75’
Francisco Iligan – 85’
Tony Lascuna put on an amazing show of shotmaking and superb putting as he shot a bogey-free six under par 66 to seize a one-stroke lead over veteran Cassius Casas at the start of the P1 million ICTSI Orchard Golf Championship at The
Orchard’s Palmer Course in Dasmarinas, Cavite, Wednesday.
Lascuna, still in search of his breakthrough win on the ICTSI-Philippine Golf Tour, took advantage of the early morning flight and showed up the fancied flightmate Angelo Que with back-to-back opening birdies. He then went on to fire
four more from close range while saving pars four times to keep an unblemished slate of 33-33.
“I’ve been hitting the ball well the last few rounds,” said Lascuna, referring to his joint third-place finish at ICTSI Mt. Malarayat Championship last week.
“I missed just one fairway today (June 30), made a lot of birdies then got lucky with four saved pars.”
While Lascuna bucked the testy pin placements with his steady putting, Que struggled all day on the layout’s unpredictable surface, needing to birdie the par-5 18th to salvage a 72.
Benjie Magada fired a hole-in-one on the 206-yard No. 5 and went on to shoot a 69 to lead six others in joint third, two shots behind second-running Casas, who also fashioned out a bogey-less 67.
Juvic Pagunsan, one of the players earlier tipped to contend for the top P200,000 purse in this seventh leg of the circuit put up by International Container Terminal Services, Inc., also groped for form despite coming off a victory abroad and a runner-up finish at Mt. Malarayat last Sunday as he limped home with a two-over 74.
He never recovered from a bogey on No. 1, uncharacteristically dropping two strokes on the par-5 No. 4 while fumbling with two more bogeys against three birdies for a 39-35 card.
But a host of others lurk behind Lascuna with Casas flashing vintage form to fire a 67, Magada, Jay Bayron, Ramil Bisera, Randy Garalde, Jong Laput, rookie pro Rufino Bayron and amateur Peter Villaber all shooting 69 and Elmer Salvador, winner of Tuesday’s pro-am, and Mars Pucay, who won the ICTSI Forest Hills leg last month, leading the two-under 70 scorers.
Casas, the most dominant figure on the local tour in the mid-90s and early 2000 until his form took a dip in the mid-2000, matched Lascuna’s bogey-free round although he fell short of one birdie to gain a share of the lead.
Still, it was a solid and inspiring start for the Davaoeno shotmaker, also one of the coaches of the ICTSI golf team.
“I didn’t expect to shoot this low but I’ll try to keep my form and hopefully go for the crown. It’s been a long time since I last won,” said Casas in Filipino.
Bisera also rallied with a 33 at the back to lead the three-under 69 scorers while Rufino Bayron nearly blew a brilliant four-under 32 at the front with a shaky stint at the back.
Villaber actually turned in the lowest score at the front with a 31 but the spearhead of the ICTSI golf team sputtered with three bogeys against a birdie at the back for that 69.
Amateur Dante Becierra also outplayed Lascuna and Que in one of the earlier flights, firing a four-under 32. But the former Hong Kong Amateur Open champion took a double-bogey on No. 12 then bogeyed the last three holes for a 41 and a 73.
The other 70 scorers were Cookie La’o, Jun Bernis, Korean Choi Moon Sik, Elmer Saban, while a stroke behind at 71 were Anthony Fernando, Michael Bibat, Omar Dungca, Joenard Rates, Ruben Sasutil, Robert Pactolerin and current Order of Merit leader Artemio Murakami.
The event is organized by Pilipinas Golf Tournaments, Inc. and backed by byMJ Carr Golf Management, Jaguar, Land Rover, Studio 23, Balls TV, Srixon/Cleveland Golf, Callaway Golf, Odyssey and Golf Punk and media partners Business Mirror, Inquirer Golf Monthly, A Round of Golf, Pinoygolfer.com and Omnisource.(pr)
Team Frontrunner, composed of Nhea Anne Barcena. Luisa Raterta, Ailene Tolentino and Marecil Maquillan, lived up to its name as it bested 80 other teams to rule the first Team Woman Run at the Venice Piazza Mall at McKinley Hill last Sunday.
The foursome tackled the 21k relay event, which featured uphill stretches and divided into 10k, 5k and two 3k stages, in 1:20:45, nipping Team Dagan Cebuana in a down-to-the-wire battle for top honors.
Frontrunner won a whopping P70,000 prize staked in the event presented by Woman by Lactacyd which featured career women, including corporate executives and managers as well as running enthusiasts from the different sectors and members of the various running clubs.
The Cebuanas, headed by Madeline Carter, Mary Joy Tabal, Iorhiz Echavez and Monica Torres, clocked 1:20:42 and took the runner-up honors worth P35,000. Rizo Tangan, Mimi Lucas, Ani de Leon and Belle Grandinetti of Fitness First-South Tri finished third with a 1:28:28 clocking, They received P20,000.
Perlita Ruben copped the individual crown worth P20,000 while Luzel Franco and Merlyn Orillo finished second and third and took home P15,000 and P10,000, respectively.
Saluan Serenata, meanwhile, outsprinted Miscelle Gilbuena to top the Open 5k run with an 18:02 clocking. Gilbuena timed 18:21 for second while Susan Jemutai Chepkwony came in third in 18:35.
Hogging the spotlight in the event, backed by 100 Plus, Alaska Slim, Beauty Bar, Bluewater Day Spa, David’s Salon, Dole, Summit and Timex and media partners Multisport, Runnerspeak and Women’s Health, was Rockin’ Dolls, which won the best in costume award worth P30,000.
Team Lulu placed second and received P15,000, Team-Pakta finished third and took home P10,000 while Team Sea Princess, composed of Tessa Prieto, Joey Carpo, Malu Gamboa and Leah Caringal, also took a special costume award.(pr)
Tonton Gutierrez, Vince Hizon, Buboy Garovillo and Epy Quizon head the roster of celebrities competing on Tuesday’s pro-am tournament of the ICTSI Orchard Golf Championship at the Orchard Golf and Country Club’s Palmer course in Dasmarinas, Cavite.
The pro-am serves as a prelude to the 54-hole championship which fires off Wednesday with a star-studded cast, headed by Juvic Pagunsan, Angelo Que and Davao’s Elmer Salvador, vying for the top P200,000 purse in the P1 million tournament.
Pagunsan, Que and Salvador also seeing action in the pro-am as they team up with three amateurs in the 18-hole tournament also serving as their final preparations for the 54-hole championship, the seventh leg of the 13-stage circuit organized by Pilipinas Golf Tournaments, Inc.
Joining Gutierrez and company in the fold are Gary Lim, Jake Roxas, Martin Jickain, Glydel Mercado, Nani Pascugin, Jeff Bernaldez and Levy Ignacio plus guests of the sponsoring ICTSI and its business partners.
The event also marks the first time that Orchard is hosting a big-time tournament since it staged the 1995 Johnnie Walker Classic, which featured the world’s top players, and the 1996 JW Super Tour.
Pagunsan hopes to re-display his top form against an equally talented field with the smooth-swinging shotmaker eyeing a successful week after finishing second to Thai Chawalit Plaphol in last Saturday’s ICTSI Mt. Malarayat Championship of the Mercedez Benz Tour.
Que is also out to contend for the title after missing two legs while Salvador seeks a second win after ruling the kickoff leg at Mt. Malarayat.
Current Order of Merit leader Artemio Murakami, winner of the M-Benz Tour Southwoods, Forest Hills leg winner Mars Pucay, Sherwood leg champion Marvin Dumandan Jay Bayron, Tony Lascuna, Ferdie Aunzo, Antonio Asistio II, Rufino Bayron, Cassius Casas, are the other players tipped to contend for the title in the event backed by byMJ Carr Golf Management, Jaguar, Land Rover, Studio 23, Balls TV, Srixon/Cleveland Golf, Callaway Golf, Odyssey and Golf Punk and media partners Business Mirror, Inquirer Golf Monthly, A Round of Golf, Pinoygolfer.com and Omnisource.(pr)
Angelo Que makes his return to the local circuit as he joins the other big guns in the ICTSI Orchard Golf Championship unfolding June 30 at the Palmer Course of the Orchard Golf and Country Club in Dasmarinas, Cavite.
Que, the former Philippine Open champion and winner of this year’s The Country Club Invitational, skipped the last two
ICTSI-Philippine Golf Tour leg at Forest Hills and Mt. Malarayat to compete abroad but is now all primed up for a crack at the crown in P1 million event.
He is actually out to atone for his dismal campaign in the last leg at Riviera where he finished joint ninth with
unheralded Dabawenyo Elmer Saban and Joel Opaco although he will be up against an equally talented field chasing the top P200,000 purse in the 54-hole championship sponsored by International Container Terminal Services, Inc.
Meanwhile, the traditional pro-am tournament will be played Tuesday, June 29 with a long list of players,
including celebrities and executives of the country’s leading corporations and friends of the sponsoring ICTSI, seeing action.
Juvic Pagunsan looms as the top favorite in the seventh leg of the 13-stage circuit organized by Pilipinas Golf Tournaments, Inc. with the smooth-swinging shotmaker coming off a runner-up finish in last Saturday’s ICTSI Mt. Malarayat Championship of the Mercedes-Benz Tour, also part of the ICTSI-PGT circuit.
Pagunsan also romped off with a seven-shot victory in M-Benz Tour’s Thailand Masters early June, thus making him the
player to watch in this week’s event backed by byMJ Carr Golf Management, Jaguar, Land Rover, Studio 23, Balls TV, Srixon/Cleveland Golf, Callaway Golf, Odyssey and Golf Punk and media partners Business Mirror, Inquirer Golf Monthly, A Round of Golf, Pinoygolfer.com and Omnisource.
Artemio Murakami, the current leader in the Order of Merit, is also in the fold, along with reigning RP Open champion and ICTSI Classic winner Elmer Salvador of Davao City, Sherwood leg champion Marvin Dumandan, also from Davao, and Mars Pucay, who snapped a long title drought on local soil with a victory at ICTSI Forest Hills Championship.
Others in the fold are Jay Bayron, Tony Lascuna, Ferdie Aunzo, Antonio Asistio II, Rufino Bayron, Cassius Casas, Jerome Delariarte, Orlan Sumcad, Rey Pagunsan and Danny Zarate plus some of the country’s leading amateurs from the ICTSI-The Country Club stable.
From The Orchard, the tour goes down south for the eighth leg – the ICTSI Apo Golf Invitational on July 14-16 at the Apo Golf Club – while Pueblo de Oro in Cagayan will host the ninth stage on July 21-23 for the ICTSI Pueblo de Oro Championship.
The tour will also make its first stop in Cebu for the ICTSI Cebu Country Club Invitational on Aug. 11-13 before it goes back to Luzon for the ICTSI Royal Northwoods Championship on Oct. 6-8.
The penultimate leg will be held on Nov. 10-12 for the ICTSI Valley Golf Challenge at Valley Golf Club in Antipolo before it winds up again in Canlubang for the ICTSI Tour Championship on Dec. 8-10 at Cangolf.(pr)