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Pueblo golfers retain PAL Interclub lead

Pueblo de Oro kept the lead in the championship division Friday, but saw its margin cut to just three points by Luisita halfway through the Philippine Airlines Interclub
seniors’golf tournament in Cebu City.
Fielding the same team that posted the best score at Alta Vista Thursday, Pueblo scored 132 points at the Club Filipino de Cebu for a two-day aggregate of 285.
Victor Yuvallos led Pueblo with 47 points while Clifford Celdran added 45.
Ed Yap counted with 40.
The second round score was 21 points less than their opening 153, but Celdran said it was expected and understandable.
“It’s hard to play for two consecutive days,” said Celdran, who on Thursday sizzled with 55 points. “We came here with only third place in mind, but if we win, why not?”
Celdran said half of their team is still in Cagayan de Oro still waiting for the plane that would take them here.
“We’re leaving today. Four of our teammates are arriving to play the next two rounds,” said Celdran.
Luisita and Canlubang, still tipped to fight for the title, each carded 135 points as they go into the weekend separated by only two points.
Pepot Inigo and Francis Gaston posted 47 and 46, respectively while Seve Roxas Chua counted with 42 for Luisita. Rudy Amata failed to count after a 41.
Canlubang was led by team owner Luigi Yulo and Dave Hernandez who had 46
points apiece. Tony Olives completed scoring with 43 as Philip Brodett’s 41 failed to count.
Olives said they like their chances.
“All of our players have now played. We want to keep them fresh as possible,” said Olives.
Meanwhile, Cebu Country Club seized the lead in the Founders’ division, firing 141 points for a two-day total of 282, four points ahead of Alta Vista.
Ramontito Garcia shot 49, Leor Alaan and Koitchi Horii added 46 for CCC.
Manila Golf Club was running third with 273 after a 127.
The event is being sponsored by the Department of Tourism, 105.1 Crossover,
Solar Sports, Plantation Bay Resort and Spa, 92.3 FM Radyo 5, Araneta
Coliseum and AXN. Major sponsors are Airbus, Manila Broadcasting Corporation, Philippine Broadcasting Network, People Asia, Radio Mindanao Network, Business Mirror and ABS-CBN The Filipino Channel (TFC).
Corporate sponsors include Radisson Blu Hotel, Shangri-La Resort& Spa, Boeing, Inquirer Golf Magazine, Philippines Graphic and Manila Bulletin.

The results:

CHAMPIONSHIP: Pueblo de Oro 285, Luisita 282, Canlubang 280, Fil-Am Fairfield 242, Team Kingfisher 235, Forest Hills 228, Filcansa 218, Bacolod 213, YVR BC 211, Team Brookside 208, Cotabato 206, Mabuhay Las Vegas 198, Victorias 195, Austral Asian 194, 40 Love Darwin 189, Bay City 179, Greenhills West 179, Canphil 166, Club 1872 162,
Melbourne Pinoy 140, Sandbaggers YVR 131, Viva Las Vegas 99

SPORTSWRITERS: Texas 234, SFO Crystal Springs 234, Mabuhay SFO 228, San
Juanico 228, Fil-Am Florida 226, Team Coral Ocean Point 225, Lanang 224, Veterans 223, Taotaomona 222, Saranggani 221, Club Intramuros 221, Zamboanga 220, Iligan 219, Southbay 219, Iloilo 217, Guinhalaran 213, South Cotabato 211, UP Tee Jots 199, Lumbia 193, Travelers SFO 191, Bayanihan 188, SFO Heritage 187, Winners Circle 183, Fil-Am
New Jersey 183, Bay Area 103.(pr)


Flawless Superal romps off with 15-pt win

Princess Superal capped her domination of the 50th Southern Ladies golf tournament with a flawless four-under 68 worth 58 points as she recorded a 15-point victory over Felicia Medalla and Harmie Constantino at the Pueblo de Oro Golf and Country Club in Cagayan de Oro City recently.
Superal, who went unassailably ahead by firing her first 58-point output in the second round Thursday, hit two birdies each on both nines and parred the rest to preserve a bogey-free round and assemble a 54-hole aggregate of 173 points under the Molave scoring system.
“I played pressure-free and had a trouble-free round,” said the 16-year-old mainstay of the ICTSI-The Country Club team, who needed to nip Sunshine Baraquiel in sudden death to capture last year’s overall crown in Cebu. “It’s nice to win again and it means so much since I won it again on its golden staging.”
Medalla of Wack Wack shot 55 points or one-under 71 in medal play for a 158 and edged Constantino of Camp Aguinaldo, who struggled with 51 points, in the countback to snatch the Championship Division crown. Apple Fudolin of Del Monte wound up third with 157 in the event sponsored by Philippine Sports Commission, WWWExpress, Security Bank, Hans Brumann Jeweler, DPC Yellow Pages, St. Luke’s Medical Center and Leisure and Resorts World Corp.
Sofia Chabon, one of the two new members of Team ICTSI-TCC, made it two-in-row for the squad by winning the Class A crown, also in convincing fashions, in the tournament backed by hole-in-one sponsors Toyota Vios and Mizuno. She carded a 52 for a 156, beating Del Monte’s Rainstar Roque, who also had a 52-151, by five points. Annika Cedo of Southwoods made a 47 for a 150 then nipped Lois Kaye Go of Cebu Country Club in the countback for third.
Violeta Pegels of Forest Hills took the Class B crown with a 124 after a 39, winning by four over Riveria’s Grace Montilla had 38 and a 120 while Caroline Go Jeun of Pueblo came in third with a 117 after a 37.
Mary Ang, also of Forest Hills, shot 37 points for a 106 and edged JM Balbuena of Davao, who had a 34-105, for the Class C title while Nitz Salivio of Aguinaldo bagged the Class D crown with a 96 after a 36, beating Josephine Vergara of Davao, who had 28-93, by three.
Pueblo’s Evelyn Roque took the seniors crown with 71 points, defeating Leni Cabili of Aguinaldo, who had a 69, by two while Pueblo’s Celine Menes wound up third with a 66.
Davao’s Balbuena, Josephine Vergara, Roselyn Sara and Lilibeth Crisolog, meanwhile, foiled ICTSI’s bid for a three-title sweep as it pooled a 249 to claim the team championship. The ICTSI bets, who included Sarah Ababa, Abby Arevalo, Superal and Chabon, settled for second with a 246 with Southwoods-Valley, composed of Marvi Monsalve, Daniella Uy, Cedo and Medalla, finishing third with a 243.(pr)

Superal forges ahead with 57 points

Princess Superal fired a three-under 69 worth 57 Molave points as she wrested a two-point lead over Daniella Uy at the start of the 50th Southern Ladies golf tournament at the Pueblo de Oro Golf and Country Club in Cagayan de Oro City yesterday.
Superal, wno edged Sunshine Baraquiel in a playoff to capture the crown in Cebu last year, played true to form and hit six birdies against three bogeys en route to an impressive start in the 54-hole championship organized and conducted by the National Golf Association of the Phils.
But Uy, who teamed up with the top ICTSI-The Country Club bet to rule the NGAP Meralco national doubles recently, stayed within striking distance of Superal with 55 points from a one-under 71 card in medal play.
Apple Fudolin of Del Monte and Southwoods Marvi Monsalve both carded 54 points from a pair of even par cards while new ICTSI-TCC member Abby Arevalo shot 53 points from a 73 to put herself in early contention in the event sponsored by Philippine Sports Commission, WWWExpress, Security Bank, Hans Brumann Jeweler, DPC Yellow Pages, St. Luke’s Medical Center and Leisure and Resorts World Corp.
Earlier, former Mayor and Gov. Constantino Jaraula, Pueblo Golf chairman Manuel Roa and Pueblo Ladies Chapter president Anna Roa hit the ceremonial drive to kick off the event which features the leading players and rising stars in the ranks.
Kristine Leonen of Del Monte and Camp Aguinaldo’s Harmie Constantino shot identical 74s worth 52 points while Sarah Ababa struggled with 51 points after a 75 in a tie with Pamela Mariano of Del Monte.
Annika Cedo of Southwoods scored 53 points from a gross 73 as she took a one-point lead over ICTSI-TCC’s Sofia Chabon, who had 52 points from a 74 in Class A. Cebu Country Club’s Lois Kaye Go and Del Monte’s Rainstar Roque both carded 76s worth 50 points for joint third.
Club bet Carolene Go Jeun and Grace Montilla of Riviera shared the Class B lead with 41 points from a pair of 85s with Pueblo’s Celine Menes 2 points behind at 39 points and Rosalinda Inson of Pueblo and Cebu’s Ryoko Nagai tied for 3rd place with 38 points after an 88 and 80 while Forest Hill’s Mary Ang took charge in Class C with 36 points, two ahead of Janeth Agripa of CAGC at 34 points and Beth Crisologo of CAGC, Evelyn Roque of Pueblo, and Medy Agustin are tied for 3rd place at 33 points a piece.
In Class D,Pueblo’s Song Yun Kyen is first at 36 points while Nitz Salivio 35 points of CAGC is in 2nd place and former champion Leni Cabili and Josephine Vergara are tied for 3rd at 32 points.(pr)

Southern Ladies stakes Vios for ace

A brand new Toyota Vios will be staked as hole-in-one prize in the Southern Ladies golf tournament, which holds its golden staging on Feb. 6-8 at the Pueblo de Oro Golf and Country Club in Cagayan de Oro.
The 1.3J Limited car will be up for grabs at Hole No. 6, according to the sponsoring Toyota Motor Phils. and organizing National Golf Association o the Phils.
Mizuno is also putting up an Efil ladies golf set for an ace at Hole No. 2 in the 54-hole championship sponsored by the Philippine Sports Commission, Security Bank, DPC Yellow Pages, Hans Brumann International Jeweller and WWWExpress (trophies).
Princess Superal braces for a tough outing as she seeks a second straight championship against a field teeming with talent. It includes fellow ICTSI-The Country Club members Sarah Ababa, Abby Arevalo and Sofia Chabon along with club bets Anna Roa, Teri Solitaria, and jungolfersMarviMonsalve and DaniellaUy.
Also in the fold is the crack Del Monte team made up of Apple Fudolin, Eva Miñoza, Kristine Leonen, RainstarRoque, Martina Miñoza and Pamela Mariano along with Southwoods’ Annika Cedo, Navy’s HarmieConstantino and Orchard’s Medy Agustin.
The individual championship will be held under the Molave scoring system while the team event, a four-to-play, three-to-count tournament, and the seniors divisions will use the Stableford system (net of handicap).
The NGAP is also inviting past Open champions to join the 50th staging of the annual event, which also features the leading players from the country’s top clubs, including Aguinaldo, Cebu Country Club, Davao,  Riviera, Valley Golf, WackWack and Forest Hills.
Registration is extended till February 3, 2013. For details, contact NGAP. at (02) 5179778 or fax (02) 7065926 or (Susan Facundo) at 0917-560-7074 or at Pueblo at (088) 858-8976 or 817-4275.(pr)

Pueblo to host 50th So Ladies golf

The Pueblo de Oro Golf and Country Club in the Cagayan de Oro is honored to host the golden staging of the Southern Ladies golf tournament with the country’s leading players vying for top honors on Feb. 6-8.
Princess Superal goes for back-to-back championship in the three-day event, which also features members of the national pool and the leading players in various classifications. The individual championship will be held under the Molave scoring system while the team, a four-to-play, three-to-count event, and seniors tournaments will use the Stableford system (net of handicap).
The organizing National Golf Association of the Philippines is also inviting past Open champions to join the golden staging of the annual event backed by the Philippine Sports Commission,, WWWExpress, DPC Yellow Pages, Hans Brumann  Jeweller, St. Luke’s Hospital and hole-in-one sponsors Toyota Motor Phils and  Mizuno.
“We’re inviting the past Southern Ladies Open winners to attend this momentous event and better yet join the tournament altogether,” said NGAP chair for ladies committee Alice Ll. Andrada.
For details, contact NGAP. at (02) 5179778 or fax (02) 7065926 or (Susan Facundo) at 0917-560-7074 or at Pueblo at (088) 858-8976 or 817-4275.
Others expected to join are Superal’s teammates in the ICTSI-The Country Club squad, including Sarah Ababa and new members Sophia Chabon and Abegail Arevalo.
The local bets are also expected to figure well in the tournament as well as those from the leading players from the country’s top clubs, including Aguinaldo,  Alabang, Apo, Cebu Country Club, Davao Golf,  Del Monte,  Orchard, Phil Navy, Pueblo  and Wack Wack. (pr)

Barons open up seven-point Senior lead over Luisita


DAY 1 ACTION. Dave Hernandez of the Canlubang golf team tees off at hole no. 9 of Pueblo de Oro golf course at the start of the PAL Interclub at Cagayan de Oro. Canlubang and Luisita are renewing their rivalry at the 25th edition of the Seniors Interclub.

Burly Tony Olives finished birdie-birdie to salvage a level 72 worth 54 points on Thursday and complete a dominating opening round by Canlubang at the start of Senior Championship play in the 64th Philippine Airlines Interclub at wet Pueblo de Oro in Cagayan de Oro City.

The 60-year-old Olives made sure that the Sugar Barons would finish strong by draining a curling, downhill club-length putt on No. 9 and cap his team’s 159 for a seven-point lead over defending champion Luisita.

Dave Hernandez returned a 73 for 53 and Philip Brodett pooled 52 as Cangolf, even with the 49 of Mari Hechanova that did not count, won out in each of the four featured flights that had the Luisitans tallying just 152.

“It’s a good start for us, obviously,” Olives, a six-year Senior, said after gunning down four total birdies against the same number of bogeys.

Pepot Inigo and Carlo Gamban both submitted 51s and Philippine Sports Commission chair Richie Garcia’s 50 was the third score that counted for the Luisitans, who regained the championship in Negros last year after a great final round anchored on Francis Gaston.

“Well within budget,” Inigo, the individual champion in Davao two years ago, said when asked of the seven-point deficit as the Luisitans still have Gaston and former Asia-Pacific champion Iggy Clavecilla coming out in two of the last three rounds.

Alabang drew 52 points from veteran Caloy Coscolluela for 134 to be in third with Pueblo de Oro one-point back after getting 45s from Miguel Cheng and Apolonio Roa and 43 from Mike Celdran.

Alabang fielded just three players for the day, with the 45 of Louie Lim and the 37 of Pete Cervantes the other scores counting.

Lineups for the second round in Bukidnon for both squads have yet to be revealed, though Garcia and Hernandez, who were the first men out for their respective sides in round one, are sure to play Friday because of pressing matter in Manila in the weekend.

Orchard opened up a five-point lead over Manila Golf in the Founders Division after Louie Garcia matched par for 54 points and Japanese Kazuo Hiyashita fired a 73 for 53 to make up the bulk of the squad’s 151 also at Pueblo de Oro.

Ed Abesamis pooled 44 points and Orchard discarded the 35 of Oscar Patricio even as Earl McCarthy assembled 54 points, Egay San Luis 50 and Eduardo Cuunjieng 44 to banner Manila Golf’s 146.

Wack Wack was in third spot just three back of Manila Golf after getting 51 points from Azuhata, 47 from Jose Ma. Santos and 45 from Takonobo Taira. Pablo Soon’s 31 was disregarded.

Fil-Am SFO took a nine-point lead over Zamboanga in Sportswriters play after drawing 44 points each from Gil Delos Santos and Don Gomez for a 129 total over at Del Monte in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon.

Lorenzo Rendom’s 41 was the third score that counted for SFO, which threw away the 40 points of Dante Foronda.

Zambo got 45 points from Bebot Wee and 42 from Akejo Marquez but was slowed down by the 33 of Reuben Chiong. Raul Roldan’s 23 did not count.

Travelers was in third spot with a 119 as the team rode Al Calalang’s brilliant 52. JHoe Rubim fired 36 and Romy Lindawan 39 for its 119. Doc Santiago failed to count with a 29.

Meanwhile, The Country Club will likely miss the centerpiece Men’s championship, leaving defending champion Canlubang and Del Monte as the only favorites to slug it out for the title starting Feb. 23.

In a letter sent to tournament officials last Feb. 11, The Country Club, which should have been the favorite in the event, said that it might not be able to field in a team “due to unforeseen circumstances.”

The squad has until the team captain’s meeting on Tuesday to change its mind and not face the mandatory one-year suspension next year. The Country Club would also need to reapply for the tournament after serving out that one-year ban.

Action shifts to Del Monte on Friday, the rolling, Celestino Tugot-designed layout viewed by the field as where the championship could be decided.

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 and Traversing the Orient.

Also lending support are corporate sponsors Manila Bulletin and Bombo Radyo Philippines, while minor sponsors are Lufthansa TechnikPhilippines, 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.philippineairlines.com/events/events.jsp.(pr)

Wide-open Men’s Interclub race seen

For probably the first time in its rich history, the Philippine Airlines Interclub’s Men’s championship event promises to have a wide-open fight after the new handicapping system was implemented for the 64th edition of the country’s longest running and most prestigious amateur golf team event.
Talents that used to play for just one or two teams have now been evenly spread, making it anybody’s race when the Men’s event tees off Feb. 23 at the Pueblo de Oro layout in Cagayan de Oro and the Del Monte course in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon.
Canlubang is the defending champion in the event, but the Sugar Barons will have their work cut out for them after losing their nucleus to the pro ranks and World Amateur veteran Jessie Balasabas to the handicapping system.
Each team will now be required to form a 10-man squad with an overall handicap rating of 62, meaning that each player should carry a handicap of 6.2 according to their PAL Interclub stints.
Should a rookie see action, his home course handicap will be used.
Balasabas, owing to a good showing last year in the Sugar Barons’ fifth straight conquest in Negros, has a near-scratch PAL average, forcing Canlubang to look for other players in order to fit in the new system.
The Country Club, the second placer in each of the last two years, will field in practically the same lineup after some of its players posted high scores last year at the Marapara and Binitin courses in Negros.
Del Monte will have reigning Philippine Amateur champion Clyde Mondilla backstopping its squad as it aims to win its second Men’s title in its home turf, the same way it did in 2004 when the Interclub first visited Northern Mindanao.
The event actually gets going with the Seniors championship on Feb. 16 where PAL president Jaime Bautista will hit the ceremonial drive.
Luisita is the defending champion and it aims to hold off perennial contender Canlubang and the ageless Tommy Manotoc from wresting back the crown the Barons last won in Davao.
This year’s competition is backed by platinum sponsors Boeing, Radio Mindanao Network, Business Mirror and Interactive Broadcast Media (DWWW).
Major sponsors are People Asia, 105.1 Crossover , GE Aviation and Traversing the Orient.
Also lending support are corporate sponsor 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.philippineairlines.com/events/events.jsp.(PR)