THE CORE of the rock-solid Del Monte squad in the PAL Interclub leads the early registrants in the 19th WWWExpress Amateur Golf championship to be held in honor of the late Rod Feliciano at Canlubang in Laguna.
Reigning world 13-14 junior champion Kristopher Arevalo has also confirmed participation in one of the country’s most prestigious amateur events that counts the likes of Juvic Pagunsan as one of its past winners.
The 72-hole event, which Feliciano institutionalized, will be played form Feb. 18-21 at Canlubang’s tree-lined North layout.
Feliciano, who also served as the NGAP president from 2000 to 2004 before becoming its honorary chairman, passed away last year. He dedicated a lot of his time and resources into helping Philippine golf, this event being just one of his projects.
Mel Cubillo and Magno Arancon, products of Del Monte’s grassroots development program, lead four six other bets coming from the Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon layout where the legendary Frankie Minoza honed his skills to become the Philippines’ foremost pro.
The event is being organized by the National Golf Association of the Philippines and presented by the MVP Sports Foundation as part of the PLDT Group Amateur tour.
Registration continues at the National Golf Association of the Philippines office at tel. numbers (02) 7065926, (02) 9250022 or at Canlubang at tel. numbers (049) 5491363, (049) 5497202.
Meanwhile, the NGAP will be hosting a rules seminar to be conducted by the Royal & Ancient of Scotland on March 15 and 16 at the posh Alabang Golf Club in Muntinlupa.
Those interested to join the seminar can also course their inquiries through the NGAP.(pr)