The 33rd Coral Invitational, the annual member-guest tournament of Cebu Country Club, tees off on Wednesday.
This two-man team event will run until Saturday, but the teams will only be playing two rounds within that period.
The Modified Stableford Scoring System will be used. This format awards one point for a net bogey, two for a net par, three for a net birdie, four for a net eagle, five for an ace and six for a double-eagle.
At stake in the tournament will be prizes and trophies for the top six teams overall based on the net scores.
Also set to receive prizes will be the team with the lowest gross as well as the top three teams of the seniors’ division. To qualify for the seniors’ class, the total age of the team members must be 120 years.
There will also be awards for the teams with the best score on the first round and the second round for the regular and the seniors’ division. There will also be individual awards for the lowest gross and lowest net.
In case a team qualifies for more than one award, the team members shall be given the higher award.
The weather looms as the biggest threat to the tournament, which is the first signature event of a club around the country for the year.
The other signature tournaments in Cebu are Alta Vista’s View Invitational, the Corn Tee of club Filipino, and the Island Tee of Mactan.—Nimrod NL Quiñones