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Tolentino, Kiptarus win PAL New York run

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Philippine Airlines Executive Vice President Stewart Lim (extreme left) and Marketing OIC Ria Domingo (extreme right) present the prizes to the respective winners of the main event of the PAL New York Fun Run held recently at Bonifacio Global City. First photo above shows the 16-k top finishers (female division) Aileen Tolentino, 2nd place; Irine Kipchumba, 1st place; and Menchie Dizon, 3rd place. Winners in the male division (photo below) are Elphiz Kiptarus, 2nd place; Jackson Chirchir, 1st place; and David Kipsangi, 3rd place. The Fun Run was held to highlight PAL’s resumption of flights to New York starting March 15, 2015. Part of the event’s proceeds will go to the Anawim Lay Missions Foundation, Inc.(PAL)

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PAL ‘New York Run’ all set

PAL ‘New York Run’ all set

 

As the flag carrier gears up for its US expansion, PAL is spearheading a New York fun run to kick off its much awaited return to the Big Apple.

The event, which has as theme ‘Run and Fly to New York, is being organized by PAL and RUNRIO INC.

The race will be held on February 28 from 2:00AM to 10:00AM at the Bonifacio Global City grounds.

The start and end point will be 34th street for all four distance run categories – the 3K, 5K, 10K and 16K. An estimated 2,000 runners are expected to join. Each participant will be given a PAL race shirt, singlet, race bib, and raffle stub.

Up for grabs for participating runners are flights to New York City, PAL’s 35th destination. On March 15, 2015, PAL’s founding anniversary, the flag carrier returns to the Big Apple with four weekly flights via Vancouver

Interested parties may still register at www.runrio.com or by going to any of the accredited partner-establishments.

Proceeds of the event will go to Anawim Lay Missions Foundation, Inc.(pr)

PAL Men’s Interclub: Orchard captures maiden title

ORCHARD CAPTURES MAIDEN TITLE.  General Manager Rene Garovillo (fifth from left) poses with his jubilant crew of Nico Santiano, Ace Stehmeier, Rodel Mangulabnan, TJ Benitez, Tonito Payumo, Ray Sangil, JP de Claro, Aian Arcilla, King Stehmeier and captain Francis Montallana as Orchard captured its first crown in the Championship Division of the Philippine Airlines (PAL) Interclub Men’s Tournament in Bacolod.  Orchard (477) defeated Alabang (459).(PAL photo)
ORCHARD CAPTURES MAIDEN TITLE. General Manager Rene Garovillo (fifth from left) poses with his jubilant crew of Nico Santiano, Ace Stehmeier, Rodel Mangulabnan, TJ Benitez, Tonito Payumo, Ray Sangil, JP de Claro, Aian Arcilla, King Stehmeier and captain Francis Montallana as Orchard captured its first crown in the Championship Division of the Philippine Airlines (PAL) Interclub Men’s Tournament in Bacolod. Orchard (477) defeated Alabang (459).(PAL photo)

PAL Men’s Interclub
Orchard captures maiden title

BACOLOD – John Kier Abdon anchored a swashbuckling finish yesterday, shooting a two-over-par 72 worth 34 points to lead Orchard to its first Men’s Championship division title in the PAL Interclub at tree-lined Marapara here.

The 22-year-old came up with the perfect going away present as he turns pro next month, playing steadiest on another trying day at the wind-swept course as Orchard – seeing action for the first time in the centrepiece division – completed a Cinderella finish.

Orchard totalled 126 points for the day and 477 overall, a whopping 18 shots clear of Alabang as no one in the field came close to the way it performed in the final day.

Alabang couldn’t keep up with Orchard in the final round, shooting 118 for 459 with Del Monte finishing third six points behind and Cebu Country Club faltering even more for fourth spot 40 points off the pace.

The veteran King Stehmeier, the second round hero, ably backed up Abdon with 33 and younger brother Ace chipped in with 30. Orchard was so impressive yesterday that either 29s of JP De Claro and Ian Salvador counted as the fourth score.

“There were doubts on whether or not we can play with the big boys,” non-playing skipper Francis Montillano told a handful of scribes later. “But we came here ready to play.”

Justin Quiban fired 33 and  Jama Reyes contributed 32 to lead Alabang, which counted the 28 and 25 of Basti Lorenzo and Gabriel Manotoc, respectively and threw away the 23 of Ramon Garcia.

Leonard Lofranco, another talent ripe for the pros, shot 33 and Mel Cubillo fired 29 points for Del Monte, the 2011 champ which got 28 each from Joven Lusterio and Noel Langamin.

Abdon, who plays in the local tour starting with the Splendido leg in a couple of weeks, also won a team championship for the first time in an Interclub career that started with Southwoods in his mid-teens.

“This is certainly sweet – to win the double (team and individual crowns),” Abdon said after his 3-over total counting his 71 at Binitin won the individual championship, said. “This is my first and last year with Orchard, but it certainly will be memorable.”

Orchard opened up with 129 points at Binitin on Wednesday and never lost ground the rest of the way, as the fielding of Montillano played a key role.

There were some who questioned the logic in playing Abdon and Raymund Sangil together in Day 1, and Montillano was quick to point out to the reason that other squads can learn from in the future.

“We wanted to start hot, build a lead and then work from there,” said Montillano, who got a 33 and 32 from Sangil both at Binitin.

Cebu CC sorely missed the services of Mark Dy and Lloyd Jefferson Go and floundered in its date with club history.

Marko Sarmiento shot 31 and Ramontito Garcia scored 29 as Cebu CC closed out with 114 after counting the 27s of Jovi Neri and Bayani Garcia. Andre Borromeo failed to count with 24.

Negros Occidental Golf and Country Club won the Founders division also in runaway fashion after posting 452 points.

Negros turned to old lion Francis Gaston who led scoring with 34 points. Other scorers were Chepe Dulay 31, Justin Limjap 31 and Max Javelona 30.

Manila Southwoods finished 19 points behind Negros in second place. Scoring for the Carmona-based team were Antonio Asistio 36, Vince Lauron 35, Theodore Pascual 26 and Jose Roy III 26.

Third place went to Wack Wack which finished with 404.

Final results:

Championship – Orchard 477, Alabang Country Club 459, Del Monte 453, Cebu Country Club
437, Greenhills West 231, MSU Golf & CC 226, Camp John Hay 217, Fil Oz
Sydney 215,  Anvaya Cove 213, Moffet Field 209, Figme UAE 162, Filipino
Golfers Kuwait 145

Sportswriter – Eagle Ridge 384, Lumbia 377, Club Filipino 376, Bacolod 360, Davao City
358, Iloilo 356, So Cal Redhawk 355,  Saranggani 348, Sherwood
Hills-Suntrust 339, Bay Area 330, Philippine Navy 327, Guinhalaran 326,
Pittsburg Fil Am 259, Fil Am Fairchild 240, PGA of BC 230, Baguio Country
Club 222, Leyte Golf 220, Greater Vancouver 177, Van City 166, South Bay
160
Founders – Negros Occidental 452, Manila Southwoods 433,  Wack Wack 404, Valley Golf
402, Riviera Golf 397, Alta Vista 395, Apo Golf 394, Rancho Palos Verdes
392,Forest Hills 392, Zamboanga 383, Sta Elena 381, Tagaytay Highland 377,
Villamor 374, Iligan 366, Mactan Island 361, Manila Golf 357, Pueblo De
Oro 346, Maharlika 273, Lanang 287, Yokohama Eagles 116

Friendship – Fil Am Hawaii 319, Victorias Golf 313, South Cotabato 312, Cotabato Golf
302, Pearl Kai Hawaii 300, Austral-Asian Golf 287, Mabuhay Golf of SF 262,
Up Tee Jots 260,  FGA Riyadh 256, Seattle 253, SF Crystal Springs 236,
Figme Dubai 236

This year’s Interclub is being co-sponsored by CrossOver with Boeing, Philippines Graphic, Stargate Media (People Asia) and Rogue as corporate backers. Also lending support are Airbus, Business Mirror, One Mega Group (Travel Now), Philippine Broadcasting Corporation, Manila Broadcasting Corporation and Manila Bulletin.(pr)

Magpantay, Nolasco repeat as Mabuhay Miles golf champs

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Magpantay, Nolasco repeat as Mabuhay Miles golf champs

TAGAYTAY CITY – Lino Magpantay and Monchu Nolasco, a pair of old hands in local golf, showed why they’re in a class of their own when they ruled the Mabuhay Miles Elite Invitational with plenty to spare at the Tagaytay Midlands and Highlands courses.

Magpantay, veteran campaigner in the PAL Interclub with the Luisita senior team, and Nolasco, general manager of Shulman Air Freight, engaged in a tight duel at the Midlands’ tough East course on a cool, overcast day that made for ideal golfing conditions.  It was the first time the Invitational was played in a high-altitude setting.

After 18 holes, both finished in a dead heat with a gross 74.  But Magpantay’s lower handicap – five to his rival’s six – proved crucial as it enabled him to edge Nolasco by a stroke and capture the low-gross title, his third triumph after winning the low-net in 2010 and 2011.

Nolasco, the defending low-net champion, settled for his second straight title with a 68 in a superb round spiked by a tournament-high four birdies.

The two bested a field of 192 players – all Elite, Premier Elite and Million Miler members of Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay Miles program – in the event sponsored by MasterCard, Petron Corp. and Philippine National Bank.

But while the top two titles were snared by veteran former champions, the divisional honors all went to new faces.

Eduvigis “Joey” Solis, president of Enerkons Inc., banked on his familiarity with the course as a member of the home club to nose out Luis Tabuena, president of Production Village Corp., for the Class A crown.

Solis, who plays for Tagaytay Highlands in the PAL Interclub, won on the strength of superior pars, ten to seven, as he and Tabuena both finished tied with net 70s.  Mark Monk fired the only eagle of the day at the 16th to grab third with a 71.

The tournament had as corporate sponsors Boeing, GE Aviation, Metrobank Card Corp., People Asia and Panasonic Avionics Systems Corp.

Also at Midlands, former San Miguel Beer shooting guard R.J. Rizada, now operations manager of Forgems Plus Technologies, showed a deft touch for a big man by firing two birdies and five pars en route to a net 70 to bag Class B in a tie-break over Goldenas Jewelry owner Antonio Atienza, Jr.  Banker Wilfredo Maldia was a stroke back in third place.

No one won the Toyota Camry 2.5 V A/T staked by Toyota Motor Philippines for a hole-in-one.  Century Park Hotel and Diamond Hotel Philippines were the official hotels of the tournament.

Over at the Highlands course, Class C was won by PNP finance officer Abraham Rojas, whose six pars trumped the two of Magleo Adriano, president of American Resources Group Philippines, when they wound up tied at net 70.  Randolph Ang, vice president of Greenfield Development Corp., had a 72 for third place.

BDO Unibank, Lufthansa Technik Philippines, Pacific Paint (Boysen) Philippines, Tanduay Distillers, Union Bank and Victorinox Travel Gear/World Traveller were the event’s minor sponsors.

Class D produced yet another tie at the top with trader Sergio Ong and ophthalmologist Ricardo Yang battling to a draw with net 71s.  In the count-back, Ong’s lone birdie gave him the class title.  Henry Malicdem, finance director of Cypress Manufacturing, closed with a net 72 for third.

Loralie Roberto, director of garments firm PGI, retained her title in the Ladies division with a net 69 from a gross 82.  It was her third triumph overall, having also won in 2009.

The new Seniors division, introduced this year for male players 60 years old and up, was a big hit – attracting 22 players in its maiden run, including eventual low-gross winner Magpantay.

His elevation to overall honors opened the door for Sausalito, California-based “Million Miler” Emeterio Dikitanan, president of Snaps Reprographics, whose net 71 made him the inaugural Seniors champion.

John Garcia, director of Argee Development Corp., won the Guest division with a net 67 out of a gross 74.

Donors included Asia Brewery, Boracay Garden Resort, Clark Shoes UK, Edsa Shangri-La Hotel, InterContinental Manila, Kameraworld, Makati Shangri-La Hotel, Mandarin Oriental Manila, Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort, Pan Pacific Manila, and the San Miguel Group of Companies (San Miguel Brewery, Ginebra San Miguel, San Miguel Purefoods, Magnolia and San Mig Coffee).

Veteran sportscaster Sev Sarmenta hosted the awarding ceremonies, with entertainment provided by alluring singers Rachel Alejandro and Sheree, and retro band Spirit of ’67.(pr)

Southwoods masters field, seals 3-peat

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PAL LADIES INTERCLUB
Southwoods masters field, seals 3-peat
Manila Southwoods Masters played pressure-free all day and matched rival Cebu Country Club’s closing 146 to romp away with a 22-point victory and complete a first-ever three-peat in the eighth PAL Ladies Interclub at the Rancho Palos Verdes layout in Davao City yesterday.
Miya Legaspi fired 53 Molave points while Annika Cedo and Missy Legaspi backed her up with 47 and 46 points, respectively, for that 146 as the talent-laden Southwoods Masters duplicated its romp in the event’s revival in 2011 here and in Iloilo last year where it dominated Del Monte twice for the rare feat.
“It was nice to play without feeling any pressure at all. But we did not want to celebrate early. I just told the girls to be cautious and play steady. Everyone is happy to get our three-peat,” said Southwoods Masters team captain Beachie Abiera, who didn’t count for the second straight day with a 42.
Counting its earlier rounds of 144, 155 and 147, Southwoods Masters finished with a 592 total, keeping its overnight 22-point lead intact as Cebu CC failed to gain any headway in the final round that virtually served as the coronation day for the Carmona, Cavite-based squad.
CCC team captain Kim Hong did come up with a strong finishing kick worth 55 points, one-under in stroke play, but Stephanie Olea and Jyra Wong could only score 47 and 44, respectively, for that 146 and a 570.
Ryoko Nagai’s 31 didn’t figure in the four-to-play, three-to-count format event sponsored by Philippine Airlines.
Despite the loss, the Cebuanos vowed to bounce back next year with a matured, title-hungry roster.
“We will definitely be back and stronger next year. As to whether we’ll field in the same nucleus, it will be a surprise,” said CCC general manager Jeric Hechanova, whose squad included 12-year-old Junia Gabasa, 16-year-old Alyeska Yunam, and 14-year-old Louise Kaye Go.
Abegail Arevalo, who started for Southwoods Masters along with Lora Roberto, Kat Gonzales and Claire Ong, also took the individual crown in the premier division with a 106 while Roberto placed second at 103 to underscore the team’s domination.
Up by 22 points after three rounds, the Southwoods ladies never really gave their rivals a chance for a comeback with Miya Legaspi gunning down a birdie on the opening hole. Though she stumbled with a double-bogey on the ninth and made three bogeys in a six-hole stretch from No. 7, she put on a fiery windup, birdying the last three holes in close range to salvage a one-over 53 card.
“Overall, my game was okay except for those three-putts on 10 and 13,” said Miya Legaspi, who also rescued two pars in four times that she went out of regulation at the front.
Alabang I also coasted to a whopping 59-point victory over Southwoods Legends as it re-claimed the Founders Division crown with a 528 after a 125. Southwoods Legends scored a second straight 114 and wound up with a 469 while Valley South finished third with a 459 after a 112.
Tagaytay Highlands closed out with a 103 for joint fourth at 417 with Mactan, which had a 108, while Ilolo finished sixth at 375 after a 99.
Apo I retained the Sportswriters Division crown with a 121 for a 506 and a 54-point win over Rancho Palos Verdes I, which had a 117 and a 452 while Pueblo de Oro pooled a 391 after a 98 for third while Eagle Ridge rallied with a 107 to place fourth at 386, edging Victorias, which had a 102 for a 382.
The Lady Eagles from Australia fired a brilliant 137 to run away with the Friendship Division crown with a 465 and a 20-point victory over Davao City, which had a 121 and a 445. Aguinaldo came in third at 413 after a 126 followed by Alabang 2 (109-406), Valley North (91-377), Villamor (82-348), Apo 2 (87-345) and Cebu Country Club 2 (68-280).
For details and updates, visit www.palladiesinterclub.com.
The event was backed by Airbus, San Miguel Brewery Inc., Purefoods, Magnolia Healthy Refreshments, Ginebra San Miguel, Magnolia Purewater, San Mig Coffee, Magnolia Ice Cream and San Mig Purefoods and supported by Merck Inc. Philippines and Diamond Hotel.
Final scores:
Championship Division
592 — Southwoods-Masters (147-155-144-146)
570 – Cebu Country Club (146-136-142-146)
Founders
528 – Alabang 1 (130-130-143-125)
469 – Southwoods Legends (117-124-114-114)
459 – Valley South (113-114-120-112)
417 – Tagaytay Highlands (73-115-126-103)
417 – Mactan (107-106-96-108)
375 – Iloilo (75-107-94-99)
Sportswriters
506 – Apo 1 (136-119-130-121)
452 – Rancho 1 (109-106-120-117)
391 – Pueblo (98-92-103-98)
386 – Eagle Ridge (90-86-103-107)
382 – Victorias (89-93-98-102)
Friendship
465 – Lady Eagles (95-135-98-137)
445 – Davao City (116-104-104-121)
413 – Aguinaldo (81-82-124-126)
406 – Alabang 2 (101-95-101-109)
377 – Valley North (104-97-85-91)
348 – Villamor (91-104-71-82)
344 – Apo 2 (87-68-102-87)

280 – Cebu Country Club 2 (72-61-79-68)

 

Southwoods Masters spearhead Miya Legaspi hits a pitch shot during the final round of the Championship Division in the eighth PAL Ladies Interclub at Rancho Palos Verdes layout in Davao Saturday.
Southwoods Masters spearhead Miya Legaspi hits a pitch shot during the final round of the Championship Division in the eighth PAL Ladies Interclub at Rancho Palos Verdes layout in Davao Saturday.

Southwoods storms to 20-pt lead with 155

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PAL LADIES INTERCLUB
Southwoods storms to 20-pt lead with 155

Manila Southwoods Masters unleashed its vaunted firepower and came away with an impressive 155 Molave points as it pounced on Cebu Country Club’s mere 136 output to race away to a 20-point lead halfway through the PAL Ladies Interclub in Davao City yesterday.

Skipper Beachie Abiera stuck to her first round crew and Abby Arevalo and Lora Roberto responded by firing a pair of 52s and Kat Gonzales atoned for her opening round lapse to shoot a 51 for that 155 fashioned out in ideal playing condition at the Rancho Palos Verdes Golf and Country Club.

Counting its opening 147, the three-peat-seeking Carmona-based squad built a 20-point cushion with a 302 aggregate as Cebu Country Club reeled back with a 282, heading to the final 36 holes of the centerpiece Championship Division.

Unlike Abiera, Cebu CC team captain Kim Hong opted to tinker with her roster and though Alyeska Yuna, who shot a 43 Wednesday, improved with a 49, Jyka Wong and herself could only turn in a 45 and 42, respectively for that 136. Hannah Wong didn’t count with a 28 in the four-to-play, three-to-count event.

“I really expected those scores from Abby, Lora and Kat because they have a better knowledge of the course after playing in the first round,” said Abiera.

With top jungolfers Miya and sister Missy Legaspi and Annika Cedo taking over, Southwoods Masters seeks to pull away as it tries to zero in on a first-ever third straight championship since the revival of the event sponsored by Philippine Airlines in 2011.

“I believe it’s another solid quartet for us which is good because our strategy is to increase our lead further,” said Abiera, whose fourth player Claire Ong failed to count again with a 37.

But Hong remains confident of her wards’ chances in today’s third round with Louise Kaye Go, who fired the tournament-best 55 points in the first round, expected to lead Cebu’s bid again, together with Junia Gabasa, who opened with a 48. “Except for Jyka, who was great today, we didn’t play well,” rued Kim Hong, hoping to cut their rivals deficit to manageable level going to the final round of the 72-hole championship.

Arevalo, who led Southwoods opening day charge with a 54, rolled in birdies inside eight feet on Nos. 3, 10 and 17 but fumbled with five bogeys. The Team ICTSI mainstay missed salvaging an even-par round with birdie putts that lipped out on Nos. 8 and 15.
Roberto birdied Nos. 11 and 13 but failed to return par-saving putts inside six feet on Nos. 9 and 16 and hit two errant drives that led to two more bogeys on Nos. 5 and 8.

Meanwhile, Alabang I shot a second 130 for a 260 as it likewise stretched its lead to 19 points over Manila Southwoods Legends, which had a 241 after a 124 in the Founders Division. Valley South had a 114 for third at 227 followed by Mactan (106-213), Tagaytay Highlands (115-188) and Iloilo (107-182).

Apo I also pulled a 40 points over Rancho Palos Verdes in the Sportswriters Division as it assembled a 119 for a 255. The hosts had a 215 after a 106 while Pueblo De Oro made a 92 for a 190, Victorias scored a 93 for a 182 and Eagle Ridge totaled a 176 after an 86.

Davao City held off a rallying Lady Eagles from Australia with a 104 for a 220, 13 points ahead of the Aussies, who bounced back with a 135 for a 207. Valley North dropped from second to third with a 97 for a 201 while Alabang 2 had a 196 after 95 followed by Villamor (104-195), Aguinaldo (84-165), Apo 2 (68-155) and Cebu Country Club (61-133).

For details and updates, visit www.palladiesinterclub.com.
The event is backed by Airbus, San Miguel Brewery Inc., Purefoods, Magnolia Healthy Refreshments, Ginebra San Miguel, Magnolia Purewater, San Mig Coffee, Magnolia Ice Cream and San Mig Purefoods and supported by Merck Inc. Philippines and Diamond Hotel.

Scores after 36 holes:
Championship Division
302 — Southwoods-Masters (147-155)
282 – Cebu Country Club (146-136)

Founders
260 – Alabang 1 (130-130)
241 – Southwoods Legends (117-124)
227 – Valley South (113-114)
213 – Mactan (107-106)
188 – Tagaytay Highlands (73-115)
182 – Iloilo (75-107)

Sportswriters
255 –  Apo 1 (136-119)
215 – Rancho 1 (109-106)
190 – Pueblo (98-92)
182 – Victorias (89-93),
176 – Eagle Ridge (90-86)

Friendship
220 – Davao City (116-104)
207 – Lady Eagles (72-135)
201 – Valley North (104-97)
196 – Alabang 2 (101-95)
195 – Villamor (91-104)
165 – Aguinaldo (81-84)
155 – Apo 2 (87-68)
133 – Cebu Country Club 2 (72-61)

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Cebu Country Club skipper Kim Hong pitches off the rough on No. 10 during the second round of the 8th PAL Ladies Interclub at Rancho Palos Verdes Golf and Country Club in Davao City Thursday.

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Southwoods Masters Kat Gonzales flashes top form on the 10th mound during the second round of the 8th PAL Ladies Interclub at Rancho Palos Verdes Golf and Country Club in Davao City Thursday.
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Southwoods Masters’ Lora Roberto (left) and Claire Ong check their yardage on No. 15 during the second round of the 8th PAL Ladies Interclub at Rancho Palos Verdes Golf and Country Club in Davao City Thursday.

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Cebu Country Club’s Jyka Wong hits her approach shot on No. 10 during the second round of the 8th PAL Ladies Interclub at Rancho Palos Verdes Golf and Country Club in Davao City Thursday.

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Southwoods Masters’ Abegail Arevalo watches her approach shot on the 10th green during the second round of the 8th PAL Ladies Interclub at Rancho Palos Verdes Golf and Country Club in Davao City Thursday

Southwoods wrests 1-shot lead vs Cebu CC

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PAL LADIES INTERCLUB
Southwoods wrests 1-shot lead vs Cebu CC
 
Manila Southwoods Masters bucked a two-point penalty as it assembled 147 Molave points to grab a one-point lead over Cebu Country Club at the start of the PAL (Philippine Airlines) Ladies Interclub at the Rancho Palos Verdes Golf and Country Club in Davao City yesterday.

Teener Abegail Arevalo turned in 54 points, equivalent to even par in stroke play, while veteran campaigners Lora Roberto and Kat Gonzales added 51 and 44 points, respectively, as Southwoods-Masters launched its three-peat bid on a rather shaky start amidst sunny skies.

Claire Ong’s 41-point output was scratched in the four-to-play, three-to-count format event, which Philippine Airlines revived in 2011, with Southwoods dominating the latest two editions.

“Our scores were within range but they have to play a lot better in the second round,” said Southwoods-Masters team captain Beachie Abiera, hoping to draw a better output from the same roster in today’s second round of the 72-hole championship, which complements the longest-running PAL Men’s and Seniors Interclub and provides the country’s golfing ladies a tournament of their own.

The Carmona-based squad actually put in a total of 149 but two points were deducted from the total team score after it incurred a penalty when Gonzales opted to hole out despite a triple bogey.

Under tournament rules, a player who no longer has any chance to score a point on a hole must pick up and mark an X on the scorecard to speed up play.

“We have to abide by the rules. We’ll just have to make up for it,” said Abiera. That enabled Cebu CC to close within just a point after its youth-laden squad scored a 146 with Louise Kaye Go upstaging Arevalo in a duel of 14-year-olds with a one-under card worth 55 points.

Junia Gabasa, 12, chipped in 48 points while Alyeska Yunam added 43. Ryoko Nagai didn’t count with a 32.
“LK played well and Junia got her numbers but Alyeska struggled a bit” said CCC team captain Kim Hong.

Go, playing out of Center for International Education, actually missed churning out a better output with a bogey-bogey finish at the front after three-putting No. 8 and missing the ninth green. She hit two birdies against a bogey and a double-bogey at the back from where they teed off but fought back with four birdies in the first seven holes coming home.
Arevalo, a mainstay of Team ICTSI, also fumbled on the ninth with a bogey that marred an otherwise fiery windup of five birdies in the first seven holes at the front that negated a pair of double-bogey mishaps on Nos. 13 and 16.

Alabang, meanwhile, set in motion its bid to reclaim the Founders Division crown as it came away with a 130 for a 13-point lead over Southwoods-Legends, which had a 117, with Valley South in third at 113.
Apo I assembled a 136 as it opened its title-retention bid in the Sportswriters Division with a whopping 27-point lead over host Palos Verdes I, which pooled a 109, with Pueblo de Oro at distant third with 98 points.

Davao City shot a 116 to show the way in the Friendship Division, 12 points ahead of Valley North, which had a 104, while Alabang 2 struggled a 101 for third.
 
For details and updates, visit www.palladiesinterclub.com.

The event is backed by Airbus, San Miguel Brewery Inc., Purefoods, Magnolia Healthy Refreshments, Ginebra San Miguel, Magnolia Purewater, San Mig Coffee, Magnolia Ice Cream and San Mig Purefoods and supported by Merck Inc. Philippines and Diamond Hotel.
 
Scores after 18 holes:
Championship Division
147 – Southwoods-Masters
146 – Cebu Country Club
 
Founders
130 – Alabang
117 – Southwoods-Legends
113 – Valley South
 
Sportswriters
136 – Apo I
109 – Palos Verdes I
98 – Pueblo de Oro
 
Friendship
116 – Davao City
104 – Valley North
101 – Alabang 2

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Manila Southwoods-Masters’ Abby Arevalo chips onto the green during the opener of the eighth PAL Ladies Interclub at Rancho Palos Verdes Golf and Country Club in Davao City Wednesday. The 14-year-old Arevalo shot 54 Molave points to help power the three-peat seeking Carmona-based squad to the lead with 147 points.

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Manila Southwoods-Masters’ Abby Arevalo watches her tee-shot during the opener of the eighth PAL Ladies Interclub at Rancho Palos Verdes Golf and Country Club in Davao City Wednesday. The 14-year-old Arevalo shot 54 Molave points to help steer the three-peat seeking Carmona-based squad to the lead with 147 points.

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Cebu Country Club’s Louise Kaye Go flashes the form that netted her the day’s best 55 points, equivalent to one-under par in medal play, during the opener of the eighth PAL Ladies Interclub at Rancho Palos Verdes Golf and Country Club in Davao City Wednesday. Cebu pooled a 146 and trailed three-peat seeking Manila Southwoods-Masters by one.