Missing PAL golf, again

PHILIPPINE Airlines vice-president for corporate communications Joey de Guzman, publicity committee chairman of the 64th PAL Interclub Golf Tournament, extended an invitation to this corner for this month’s coverage of the event that I will miss again.
Our gang leader, Al S. Mendoza, said the reunion of sportswriters can be relegated to another time because family comes first.
I always wanted to come to Cagayan de Oro because I have fond memories of the city as a teenager and to link up with siblings who are studying at the nearby Mindanao State University.
Philippine Airlines officials have extended their invitation to community paper editors and photographers, unlike before when the coverage was done only by Manila-based sportswriters.
Adding spice to the sports coverage is the two-day media tournament where you can “discover” a lot of things about your comrades-in-pens.
Anyway, I hope I can hook up with Al, who benevolently gave me his golf rule book during the Davao edition, and with his partner and fellow rulesman Jake Ayson, amiable PAL ladies Pinky and Eya, in the 65th edition.
To our friends at PAL led by tournament chairman Atty. Domeng Duerme, thanks and to our colleagues, until next time.* * *The Philippine Amateur Swimming Association will hold the national youth team trials on February 24 to 27 at the Makati Aquatic Center, according to swimming association president Mark P. Joseph.
The best swimmers will then be selected to represent the Philippines in the 35th SEA Age-Group Championships in Vietnam, the Arafura Games in Darwin, Australia and the Asia AgeGroup Championships in Indonesia.
Joseph hopes that they will discover new talents for the junior and senior national squads.
If you think you are the best swimmer, better join the trials and get the chance to represent the country to international competitions.
And if you get lucky, you’ll be absorbed as member of the national team and belong to the elite athletes pool that is financially supported by the Philippine Sports Commission.
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If you are looking for top-class tennis competition, attend the Asia-Oceania Group 1 Davis Cup between the Philippines and Japan on March 4 to 6 at the lovely Plantation Bay Resort and Spa in Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan Island, Cebu.
But if your finances won’t allow you to go to Cebu, then wait instead for the Mayor Inday Sara Duterte National Men’s Open Tennis Championships on March 12 to 20 at the Eco-4 Club.
Merco and Selecta Ice Cream officials decided to bring the tournament to Davao to spice up the Araw ng Dabaw celebrations and hopefully attract young Dabawenyos to take up the sport after seeing outstanding players in action like Cebuano Johnny Arcilla and Dabawenyo RK Barte.
Unilever, Ralph’s  Wines & Spirits, Davao del Norte congressman Antonio Lagdameo, Davao City  Water District, Gentrade International Phils. Inc., Pagcor, Stronghold Insurance Company Inc., Kisan Lu Lands and Development Inc.,  Nelson “Tata” Sala of Helica Mining Corp., Alvin Uy of HG Group of Companies have contributed to ensure the successs of the event that offers a total of P150,000 in cash prizes for the winners.
Of course, we have to thank Col .Fausto “Toto” Laingo, Anton Ferrazzini and Tito Manajero for heading the organizing committee and making sure that the tournament requirements are met with the help of committee members Al Bucu, Reggie Caingles, Ayi Roca, Bong Gervacio, Art Caballero, Paul Mendez, Ferdie Centino, Lolong Crieta and Dan Caneda.

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Happy birthday to Ateneo de Davao Blue Knights coach and newlyappointed Davao City Sports Division officer-in-charge Pocholo “Cholo” Elegino, Nikki Mabini, Dr. Mike Ababon, Atty. Larry Pasquil, Mirror’s Edith Caduaya and radio broadcaster Roan Abasolo.

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Interclub RECAP: Champions of the 64th PAL Interclub

Alabang, Eagle Ridge and PGA BC topped their respective divisions at the close of the 64th Philippine Airlines Men’s Interclub golf team championships Saturday in Cagayan de Oro City.

Alabang captured the Founders’ division after scoring 119 points at Del Monte Golf Club in Bukidnon for a four-day total of 481 points.

Rocco Sumabat and Andres Saldana paced Alabang with 32 points apiece followed by Juan Ibazeta (30) and Jama Reyes (25).

Riviera settled for second place with 468 points despite a final round 123 points.

Scorers for Riviera were James Wang (34), Pepot Inigo (32), Jon Judan (32) and Al Quintancon/Bobby Celestino (25).

Third place with 458 points was Orchard which leaned on King Stehmeier (29), Louie Garcia (27), Mike Mapua (26) and Byron Kyucho (25).

In the Sportswriters division, Eagle Ridge edged Zamboanga by a single point after posting 108 points at Pueblo de Oro for 406 overall.

Lawrence Celestino scored 31 points and Manfred Guanco added 30 to lead Eagle Ridge. Also scoring for the Cavite-based squad were Han Pyo Cho (26) and either Marlon Villanueva (21) or Carlos Tinio Jr. (21).

Zamboanga settled for second with 405 points on the strength of Eldon Elumba (30), Andre Lim (28), Nino Chiong (27) and either Angelo Marquez (21) or Henry Ratas (21).

Camp Evangelista posted 398 points for third place.

Camp Evangelista rode on a pair of 27s by Joselito Borlongan and Armando Tulache, the 26 of Rudy Litang and 18 of Marvin Mison.

The Friendship class was won by PGA BC which totaled 359 points at Del Monte golf course, 28 points ahead of UP Tee Jots.

Butch Cusi (27), Carlito Epondulan (23), Reden Hernandez (20) and Jessie Castillo (20) scored for PGA BC.

UP Tee Jots’ scorers were Raymond Vasquez (25), Jun Ang (20), Alexander Dy (20) and Dondi Primicias (16).

Stanford placed third with 325 points with Oscar Rodulfo (31), Tony Limgenco (26), Steve St. George (24) and Ton Haidlen (17) scoring.

Del Monte won the championship division by 18 points over Cebu Country Club and Canlubang.

This year’s competition is backed by platinum sponsors Boeing, Airbus, Radio Mindanao Network, Business Mirror and Interactive Broadcast Media (DWWW).

Major sponsors are People Asia, 105.1 Crossover, GE Aviation, Asia Brewery and Traversing the Orient.

Also lending support are corporate sponsors Manila Bulletin and Bombo Radyo Philippines, while minor sponsors are Lufthansa Technik Philippines, MasterCard and Century Park Hotel. Prize donors include Panasonic Avionics and Tanduay.

More detailed information on the tournament is available on the dedicated PAL Interclub webpage at www.palinterclub.com. (pr)

64th PAL INTERCLUB GOLF TOURNAMENT

Team Standings – Summary

CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 TOTAL 133 141 138 141 553

1 DEL MONTE 0 0 0 0 136 133 131 135 535

2 CEBU COUNTRY CLUB 0 0 0 0 132 141 127 135 535

3 CANLUBANG 0 0 0 0 117 122 126 131 496

4 MANILA SOUTHWOODS 0 0 0 0 102 109 111 114 436

5 ALTA VISTA 0 0 0 0 84 93 70 71 318

6 SFO HERITAGE 0 0 2 0 82 62 53 70 267

7 MABUHAY SFO 0 0 0 0 62 66 60 47 235

8 RENO-TAHOE INTL 0 0 0 0 54 51 53 64 222 0 0 0 0

9 FIGME 62 81 31 39 213

10 PINOY VANCOUVER 0 0 0 0 75 48 32 45 200

11 GREENHILLS WEST 0 0 0 0 38 32 59 58 187

12 GREEN TEE 0 0 0 0 55 44 37 39 175 0 0 0 0

13 FIL-OZ SYDNEY 63 47 28 28 166

14 TEAM NAGOYA 0 0 0 0 54 47 24 25 150

15 PCCIJ TOKYO 0 0 0 0Page 1 of 4

64th PAL INTERCLUB GOLF TOURNAMENTTeam Standings – Summary

FOUNDERS DIVISION Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 TOTAL 125 127 110 119 481

1 ALABANG GOLF 0 0 0 0 122 110 113 125 470

2 RIVIERA GOLF 0 0 0 0 119 116 118 107 460

3 ORCHARD 0 0 0 0 112 92 120 128 452 0 0 0 0

4 FOREST HILLS 131 103 109 102 445

5 WACK-WACK GOLF 0 0 0 0 106 121 94 118 439

6 STA ELENA 0 0 0 0 111 103 111 113 438

7 PUEBLO DE ORO 0 0 0 0 122 105 99 106 432

8 VILLAMOR GOLF 0 0 0 0 111 111 101 94 417

9 VALLEY GOLF 0 0 0 0 115 94 88 117 414

10 MACTAN ISLAND 0 0 0 0 102 96 108 99 405

11 RANCHO PALOS VERDES 0 0 0 0 111 101 97 95 404

12 MANILA GOLF 0 0 0 0 116 103 81 97 397

13 NEGROS GOLF 0 0 0 0 104 82 108 98 392

14 TAGAYTAY HIGHLANDS 2 0 0 0 102 92 95 100 389

15 PHILIPPINE NAVY 0 0 0 0 101 88 87 90 366

16 CAMP JOHN HAY 0 0 0 0 66 76 80 76 298 4 0 0 0

17 FIL-AM HAWAIIPage 2 of 4

64th PAL INTERCLUB GOLF TOURNAMENTTeam Standings – Summary

FRIENDSHIP DIVISION Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 TOTAL 94 82 93 90 359

1 PGA BC 0 0 0 0 100 75 75 81 331

2 UP TEE JOTS 0 0 0 0 72 65 90 98 325

3 STANFORD GOLF 0 0 0 0 91 66 88 67 312

4 CLUB FILIPINO DE CEBU 0 0 0 0 94 81 75 61 311

5 SOUTH COTABATO 0 0 0 0 90 66 72 71 299

6 VICTORIAS 0 0 0 0 77 51 80 76 284

7 COTABATO GOLF 0 0 0 0 64 55 73 76 268

8 PITTSBURGH GOLF 0 0 0 0 40 56 85 74 255

9 SFO CRYSTAL SPRINGS 0 0 0 0 86 66 55 40 247

10 SKYWEST GOLF 0 0 0 0 58 63 52 51 224

11 AUSTRAL-ASIAN 0 0 0 0 61 29 37 65 192

12 GREATER VANCOUVER 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

13 LEYTE GOLFPage 3 of 4

64th PAL INTERCLUB GOLF TOURNAMENTTeam Standings – Summary

SPORTSWRITERS DIVISION Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 TOTAL 100 88 110 108 406

1 EAGLE RIDGE 0 0 0 0 106 94 99 106 405

2 ZAMBOANGA GOLF 2 0 0 0 112 101 87 98 398

3 CAMP EVANGELISTA 0 0 0 0 92 110 97 97 396

4 REDHAWK 0 0 0 0 90 102 98 102 392

5 APO GOLF 0 0 0 0 96 102 90 104 392

6 MT MALARAYAT 0 0 0 0 95 98 96 101 390

7 MT MALINDANG 0 0 0 0 105 95 95 86 381

8 SHERWOOD HILLS 0 0 0 0 98 84 79 107 368 2 0 0 0

9 ILOILO GOLF 106 83 78 100 367

10 SARANGGANI 0 0 0 0 95 87 88 97 367

11 BACOLOD GOLF 0 0 0 0 91 106 73 95 365 0 0 0 0

12 ILIGAN GOLF 80 97 90 92 359

13 DAVAO GOLF 0 0 0 0 93 84 88 91 356 0 0 0 0

14 FGA RIYADH 89 92 85 86 352 0 0 0 0

15 LUMBIA GOLF 98 94 70 88 350 0 0 0 0

16 LANANG GOLF 81 81 81 90 333

17 GUINHALARAN 0 0 2 0 81 71 86 88 326

18 MAHARLIKA 0 0 0 0 73 91 82 80 326

19 BAY AREA 0 0 2 0 77 81 62 72 292

20 SAN JUANICO 0 0 0 0 39 72 83 94 288 20 0 0 0

21 FIL-AM FLORIDA 74 88 80 44 286 0 0 0 2

22 FIL-AM FAIRFIELD 58 63 59 71 251

23 NORTHGATE GOLF 2 0 0 0 61 49 60 71 241

24 SEATTLE GOLF 0 0 0 0 30 49 64 81 224

25 BROTHERHOOD SHARP 22 0 0 0 61 62 38 60 221

26 RIYADH GOLF 0 0 0 0 25 52 53 32 162

27 MOFETT FIELDS 0 0 0 0 17 38 40 62 157

28 EZPAR 16 0 0 0Page 4 of 4

Del Monte wins PAL Interclub by 18 points


Del Monte Golf Club ended Canlubang’s five-year reign in the 64th Philippine Airlines Men’s Interclub golf team championships Saturday following a strong finish at the Pueblo de Oro Golf and Country Club in  Cagayan de Oro City.

With Noel Langamin firing 37 points on the strength of five birdies against four bogeys, Del Monte outscored Cebu Country Club and Canlubang in the final round with 141 points for a four-day total of 535.

Unheralded Leonardo Lofranco and Vince Lusterio shot 36 and 35 points, respectively while reigning national champion Clyde Mondilla rounded out Del Monte’s scoring with 33.

The lopsided 18-point victory marked the second time Del Monte won the event, the first coming in 2004.

“The new team average enforced this year makes us a title contender,” said Del Monte playing captain Yoyong Velez who failed to count with 30 points. “We hope to return next year in Davao to defend our title.”

Cebu Country Club edged Canlubang for second place via tiebreak after both teams wound up with 535 points apiece.

The scores of both teams’ fifth player were taken to break the tie. CCC’s Marko Sarmiento shot 30 points as opposed to Canlubang’s Rolly Viray who had 28 points.

CCC was led by Carl Almario’s 37 points followed by Bayani Garcia’s 34 and a pair of 32s by Jovi Neri and Chuckie Hong.

Canlubang, on the other hand, was paced by veteran Dave Hernandez who turned in 37 points. The other scorers were Rupert Zaragosa (35), Jobim Carlos (34) and Migo Ochoa (29).

Alabang captured the Founders’ division after scoring 119 points at Del Monte Golf Club in Bukidnon for a four-day total of 481 points.

Rocco Sumabat and Andres Saldana paced Alabang with 32 points apiece followed by Juan Ibazeta (30) and Jama Reyes (25).

Riviera settled for second place with 468 points despite a final round 123 points.

Scorers for Riviera were James Wang (34), Pepot Inigo (32), Jon Judan (32) and Al Quintancon/Bobby Celestino (25).

Third place with 458 points was Orchard which leaned on King Stehmeier (29), Louie Garcia (27), Mike Mapua (26) and Byron Kyucho (25).

This year’s competition is backed by platinum sponsors Boeing, Airbus, Radio Mindanao Network, Business Mirror and Interactive Broadcast Media (DWWW).

Major sponsors are People Asia, 105.1 Crossover, GE Aviation, Asia Brewery and Traversing the Orient.

Also lending support are corporate sponsors Manila Bulletin and Bombo Radyo Philippines, while minor sponsors are Lufthansa Technik Philippines, MasterCard and Century Park Hotel. Prize donors include Panasonic Avionics and Tanduay.

More detailed information on the tournament is available on the dedicated PAL Interclub webpage at www.palinterclub.com(pr)

 

Del Monte opens up 12-point margin

CLYDE MONDILLA

 

Clyde Mondilla scored 37 points – one-under-par 71 in medal play – and led Del Monte to a third round 138 points and a 12-point lead over defending champion Canlubang in the penultimate round of the 64th Philippine Airlines Interclub’s Men’s Championship event.
The 17-year-old Mondilla, the reigning Philippine Amateur champion, gunned down four birdies against three bogeys and Julius Bautista, another caddy’s son, backed him up with 36 solid markers at muddy Del Monte Golf Club in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon to put the hosts in position towards making this event a rout.
Del Monte now has 412 total points after the squad counted the 33 of Mark Mondilla and the 32 of Magno Arancon Jr. which was actually just a point lower than the top-scoring 33 of Joey Huerva for the Sugar Barons.
Thirteen-year-old rookie Gabriel Manotoc atoned for a lackluster debut on Wednesday by contributing 32 points like Art Arbole for the Barons, whose fourth score was the 30 of the veteran Abe Rosal.
Senior standout Dave Hernandez, after finishing second overall in the individual race to Tommy Manotoc in their division, struggled to post just 29 and not be counted.
Cebu Country Club, the first round leader and darkhorse in the division, pooled 131 points on the strength of Gio Gandiongo’s 36 to tie Canlubang in second spot as the final round goes back to bumpy Pueblo de Oro in Cagayan de Oro.
Lloyd Go fired 35 points, Mark Dy had 33 and Chuckie Hong shot 27 to complete scoring for Cebu Country Club, which closes out with Carl Almario and burly Bayani Garcia, who have combined to shoot 74 points in the first two days.
“Anything can still happen in golf,” Canlubang non-playing skipper Luigi Yulo said. “We will still come out fighting despite the huge deficit.”
Manila Southwoods, a traditional power in the division, drew 37 points from former junior standout AR Ramos but amassed just 126 for the day to drop 47 points out of the pace with a 365 total.
It’s still a wide-open race in the Sportswriters Division where Camp Evangelista clung to a one-point lead over two squads and was ahead by just two over Eagle Ridge.
Camp Evangelista actually allowed those three teams back into the fight after shooting just 87 points in Del Monte as Rudy Litang’s paltry 25 proved enough to lead the team, which now has a 300-point total.
Red Hawk shot 97 points built around Bejie Sumulong’s 28 and the 27 of Ferdie Borbosa for 299, the same total carried by Zamboanga, which returned 99 points on the strength of Isaac Elumba’s 32 points.
Eagle Ridge shot 110 with Lawrence Celestino shooting 37 points and Carlos Tinio adding 31. Jose Nepomuceno and Moon Ho-lee counted with 22 and 20 points, respectively.
In Friendship play, Jessie Castillo fired 25 points to lead PGA BC to a third round 93 for 269 overall and a 19-point lead over first round leader UP Tee Jots, who managed just 75 points for the second straight day, and South Cotabato.
South Cotabato also pooled 75 with the 22 of Butch Cordura standing out as the best score.
This year’s competition is backed by platinum sponsors Boeing, Airbus, Radio Mindanao Network, Business Mirror and Interactive Broadcast Media (DWWW).
Major sponsors are People Asia, 105.1 Crossover, GE Aviation, Asia Brewery and Traversing the Orient. Also lending support are corporate sponsors Manila Bulletin and Bombo Radyo Philippines, while minor sponsors are Lufthansa Technik Philippines, MasterCard and Century Park Hotel. Prize donors include Panasonic Avionics and Tanduay.
More detailed information on the tournament is available on the dedicated PAL Interclub webpage at http://www.palinterclub.com.

Day 3 Championship Division 412-Delmonte (133-141-138) , 400-Canlubang (132-141-127), 400-Cebu Country Club (136-133-131),365-Manila Southwoods (117-122-126), 322-Alta Vista (101-109-111), 246-SFO Heritage (84-93-69),197-Mabuhay SFO (82-62-53), 188-Reno-Tahoe Intl (62-66-60), 174-Pinoy Vancouver (62-81-31),158-Figme (54-51-53), 155-Greenhills West (75-48-32), 138-Team Nagoya (63-47-28), 136-Fil-Oz Sydney (55-44-37), 129-Green Tee (38-32-59),  125-PCCIJ Tokyo (54-47-24),
Founders Division 362-Alabang Golf (125-127-110), 353-Orchard (119-116-118), 338-Wack-Wack Golf (131-103-104),345-Riviera Golf (122-108-113),326-Villamor Golf (122-105-99), 325-Pueblo De Oro (111-103-111),324-Forest Hills (112-92-120), 323-Valley Golf (111-111-101), 321-Sta Elena (106-121-94),309-Manila Golf (111-101-97), 306-Rancho Palos Verdes (102-96-108), 300-Negros Golf (116-103-81),297-Mactan Island (115-94-88),294-Tagaytay Highlands (106-80-108), 289-Philippine Navy (102-92-95),276-Camp John Hay (101-88-87), 223-Fil-Am Hawaii (66-76-80)

 

Sportswriters Division 300-Camp Evangelista (112-101-87), 299-Redhawk (92-110-97), 299-Zamboanga Golf (108-92-99),298-Eagle Ridge (100-88-110), 295-Sherwood Hills (105-95-95), 290-Apo Golf (90-102-98),289-MT. Malindang (95-98-96), 288-MT. Malarayat (96-102-90), 270-Bacolod Golf (95-87-88),270-Iligan Golf (91-106-73), 267-Saranggani (106-83-77), 267-Davao Golf (80-97-90),266-Lumbia Golf (89-92-85), 265-FGA Riyadh (93-84-88), 261-Lanang Golf (97-94-70),261-Iloilo Golf (100-82-79), 246-Bay Area (73-91-82), 243-Guinhalaran (81-81-81),242-Fil-Am Fairfields (74-88-80), 238-Maharlika (81-71-86), 220-San Juanico (77-81-62),  194-Fil-Am Florida (39-72-83), 180-Northgate Golf (58-63-59), 170-Seattle Golf (61-49-60),162-Riyadh Golf (61-63-38), 143-Brotherhood Sharp (30-49-64), 130-Moffett Fields (25-77-53),95-Ezpar (17-38-40),

 

Friendship Division 269-PGA BC (94-82-93), 250-UP Tee Jots (100-75-75), 250-South Cotabato (94-81-75), 245-Club Filipino De Cebu (91-66-88),228-Victorias (90-66-72), 127-Greater Vancouver (61-29-37), 227-Stanford Golf (72-65-90), 208-Cotabato Golf (77-51-80),207-Skywest Golf (86-66-55), 207-Leyte Golf (86-49-72), 192-Pittsburgh Golf (64-55-73), 181-SFO Crystal Springs (40-56-85),173-Austral-Asian (58-63-52).(pr)

Del Monte grabs lead

BANNY ABANO

Del Monte Golf Club grabbed a one-point leadover defending champion Canlubang halfway through the 64th PhilippineAirlines Interclub golf championships Thursday in Cagayan de Oro City.

Banny Abaño, a 22-year-old son of a former caddie, broke par for thesecond straight day to lead Del Monte with 37 points on the strengthof four birdies against three bogeys.

Leonard Lofranco matched par for 36 points, Vince Lusterio contributed35 while Noel Langamin added 33 as Del Monte matched Canlubang’s 141points at Pueblo de Oro Golf and Country Club.

Del Monte could have returned with a three-point lead if not for thetwo-stroke penalty slapped against Langamin for fixing a ball markoutside the green on the 11th hole.

“We showed today that we can play well at Pueblo,” said Del Montecaptain Yoyong Velez who did not count with 27 points. “We have a verygood chance of winning this tournament.”

The Sugar Barons drew a pair of 37 points from Jobim Carlos and JoeyHuerva, 35 from Paul Echavez and 32 from Migo Ochoa to keep theirhopes alive for a sixth straight championship.Carlos had an eagle, three birdies against four bogeys while Huervaalso had an eagle, four birdies against five bogeys.

Cebu Country Club, the surprise first day leader, struggled with 133points with burly Bayani Garcia the only player to match par for 36points.

Jovi Neri shot 33 points while Marko Sarmiento and Eric Deen each had32 points for CCC which now trails Del Monte by five points.

Del Monte has yet to field national champion Clyde Mondilla who isenjoying good form following his runner-up finish in theWWWExpress-DHL Amateurs championship.

“We have players who can match Clyde,” said Canlubang non-playingskipper Luigi Tabuena. “it’s just a matter of who gets hot. I think itwill go down to the final day.”

The third round will be played at Del Monte Friday with the last 18holes set at Pueblo Saturday.Camp Evangelista kept the lead in the Sportswriters division afterscoring 101 points at Pueblo de Oro for a two-day total of 213.

Jun Maghamil led Evangelista with 29 points and was supported by EdgarGulle (26), Luis Jainga (25) and Danny Jamin (21).Red Hawk, a team based in Southern California, leaned on BenjieSumulong’s 32 points to take second spot at 202.Other scorers werePom Cornello (28), Don Breganza (26) and Louie Jesena (24).

Tied for third place were Sherwood Hills and Zamboanga with 200 points apiece.Sherwood was led by Minieng Maravilla’s 28 while Zamboanga rode onJoseph Dy’s 28.

Three teams are separated by a single point in the Friendship division.PGA BC, led by Gerardo Fragante (24) scored 82 points at Del Monte toboost its two-day total to 176 points, a point ahead of UP Tee Jots(72) and South Cotabato (81).

This year’s competition is backed by platinum sponsors Boeing, Airbus,Radio Mindanao Network, Business Mirror and Interactive BroadcastMedia (DWWW).Major sponsors are People Asia, 105.1 Crossover, GE Aviation, AsiaBrewery and Traversing the Orient.Also lending support are corporate sponsors Manila Bulletin and BomboRadyo Philippines, while minor sponsors are Lufthansa TechnikPhilippines, MasterCard and Century Park Hotel. Prize donors includePanasonic Avionics and Tanduay.

More detailed information on the tournament is available on thededicated PAL Interclub webpage at http://www.palinterclub.com. (pr)

 

Cebu upstages favorites in Men’s Interclub opener

CARL ALMARIO

 

Cebu Country Club jumped out of the gates hard on Wednesday at the Del Monte Club in Bukidnon as Carl Almario fired a two-under-par 70 worth 38 points to lead the Cebuanos to a three-point advantage over Del Monte after the first round of the 64th PAL Interclub Men’s championship.

Almario, brother of the late former national and PBA player Alfie, actually returned one of three 70s for the day and got able support from an unheralded backup crew as Cebu tallied 136 in a truly fine start at the heavily-wooded Del Monte course here.

Cebu’s Championship stint is actually its second, and Almario, together with Gio Gandionco, Mark Dy and Lloyd Go made sure that they would have an auspicious start.

Gandiongco fired 35 like Dy and Go assembled a 28 as Cebu threw away the 27 of Joseph Stevens.

Banny Abano also tallied 38 to pace Del Monte, the 2004 champion which got 34 points from Mel Cubillo, 31 from Julius Bautista. The hosts’ third score was either 30s of Magno Arancon Jr. or Mark Mondilla.

Canlubang lurked another point back after Art Arbole, a discovery from Bukidnon, also scored 38 that went with Paul Echavez’ 36, the 32 from veteran Abe Rosal and the 26 of Interclub debutant Gabriel Manotoc.

The 24 points of reigning Callaway World 12-under champion Ruperto Zaragosa III did not count in the Barons’ 132.

Over at Pueblo de Oro in Cagayan de Oro, Wack Wack zoomed to a six-point Founders’ Division lead over Alabang after getting 35 points from John Gobing and 34 each from Garry Uy and Oliver Gan that made up the bulk of its opening 131.

Hubert Lim’s 28 was the fourth score for Wack Wack as Tootsie de Jesus failed to count with a 27.

Arnel Paras scored 34 and Miguel Shah and JB Garcia each chipped in with 31 with young Basti Lorenzo accounting for 29 for Alabang’s second-running 125, which was three-up on Villamor.

Former junior golfer Jan Tambogon returned 35 points and Julius Pactolerin added 31 for Villamor, which had NGAP director Jun Arceo shooting 29 and Lito Toribio 27 for 122.

“We are not actually expecting to win, just win third or second,” Almario, 45, said. “But with the way things went today, who knows what can happen.”

Almario had six birdies overall against four bogeys.

Del Monte and Canlubang both didn’t start with their respective aces – Clyde Mondilla and Jobim Carlos – and took to looking at the field first before making their real moves.

Mondilla, the reigning Philippine Amateur champion, practiced both Del Monte and Pueblo de Oro and is expected to play in both venues, the same with Carlos, a member of the triumphant Lion City PH team in Indonesia.

This year’s competition is backed by platinum sponsors Boeing, Airbus, Radio Mindanao Network, Business Mirror and Interactive Broadcast Media (DWWW).

Major sponsors are People Asia, 105.1 Crossover, GE Aviation, Asia Brewery and Traversing the Orient.

Also lending support are corporate sponsors Manila Bulletin and Bombo Radyo Philippines, while minor sponsors are Lufthansa Technik Philippines, MasterCard and Century Park Hotel. Prize donors include Panasonic Avionics and Tanduay.

More detailed information on the tournament is available on the dedicated PAL Interclub webpage at www.palinterclub.com. (pr)

 

Ebocci-Davao Premiere League games 3, 4 results

Ebocci – Davao Premiere League

Results: 20 February 2011

Venue: Tionko Football Grounds

Match 3 –KMMPC vs. Hooligans (4 – 5). Goal scorers for KMMPC are Guillermo Alcontin (13’ & 30’) and Amad Casimiro (22’ & 44”). Scorers for Hooligans are Danny Boy Fernandez (35’ & 41’); Jorge Valenzona (65’); Christian Hager (81’); and, Jason Mortillero (87’).

Match 4 – Columbia vs Medvil (2 – 2). Goal scorers for Columbia are Francisco Iligan Jr. (10’) and Jerby Paalan (74’).  Frances Jay Abrasaldo (16’ – penalty kick from a handball of a Columbia defender inside the penalty area) and Joey Arobo (70’)scored for Medvil.

Team Standing as of 13 February 2011.

TEAM GP WIN DRAW LOSS GF GA PTS
Hooligans 2 1 1 0 6 5 4
WT – FM 1 1 0 0 2 1 3
Medvil 2 0 2 0 2 2 2
Columbia 2 0 1 1 3 4 1
KMMPC 1 0 0 1 4 5 0
Win = 3 points; Draw = 1 point; Loss = 0 points; GP = Games Played; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against; PTS = points

Format of the tournament is single round robin.  Semi – finals will be the # 1 team vs # 4 team and #2 team vs # 3 team in terms of points earned during the games. The winners of these two (2) semi – finals games will vie for the championship and gain the right to represent Davao FA in the Club League being organized by the Philippine Football Federation this summer.