By NIMROD NL QUIÑONES

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Weiwei Gao holed an eagle three on the final hole and bagged the lowest gross honors in last weekend’s Alta Vista Fun Golf Tournament edging his younger brother for the plum via the countback at the AVGCC course in Pardo, Cebu City.

Weiwei, 15, finished the front nine, three strokes behind his 13-year-old brother, Weiyu, who shot three-under-par 32.  At the back nine, Weiwei birdied the 10th, 13th, and 17th, but was still trailing his brother by two.

Weiwei Gao (2nd from left) and Erik Lapasaran Lim bagged the lowest gross and lowest net titles, respectively, of the Alta Vista Fun Golf Tournament.  They received their prizes from Sta. Lucia president Excy Robles (left) and Alta Vista Chairman Oly Dychangco (right).
Weiwei Gao (2nd from left) and Erik Lapasaran Lim bagged the lowest gross and lowest net titles, respectively, of the Alta Vista Fun Golf Tournament. They received their prizes from Sta. Lucia president Excy Robles (left) and Alta Vista Chairman Oly Dychangco (right).

On the final hole, Weiwei hit the green of the downhill par-5 in two and nailed his eagle to tie his brother at gross four-under-par 68.  He won the title by virtue of a better second nine of 33 strokes against the 36 of Weiyu.

Erik Lapasaran Lim bagged the lowest net honors by shooting 60 strokes off a gross 76.  He won the title after edging Koji Yonezawa in the countback.

Highlighting the two-day, 18-hole tournament were three aces scored on hole number 13.  First to nail a hole-in-one was Rod Señido, who made it last Saturday morning.  A few flights later, Marina Kaufmann also aced the same hole.

Edwin Espina of Norkis (left) and tournament chairman Vicente Go (right) awarded the prizes to the three players, who scored an ace on hole No. 13.  They are (from left) Rod Señido, Marina Kaufmann and Joseph Dy.
Edwin Espina of Norkis (left) and tournament chairman Vicente Go (right) awarded the prizes to the three players, who scored an ace on hole No. 13. They are (from left) Rod Señido, Marina Kaufmann and Joseph Dy.

Joseph Dy was the last to nail an ace making it on Sunday, the last day of the tournament.

The three players will equally share a Sunriser Wonderbike, which was the prize at stake on that hole.

The class A title went to Tyler Po with a net score of 66 strokes off a gross 72.  He edged Weiyu Gao in the countback.

Excy Robles and Oly Dychangco awarded the prizes to the class A winners (from left) champion Tyler Po, 1st runner-up Weiyu Gao, and 2nd runner-up Glenn Sebastian.
Excy Robles and Oly Dychangco awarded the prizes to the class A winners (from left) champion Tyler Po, 1st runner-up Weiyu Gao, and 2nd runner-up Glenn Sebastian.

Gao settled for the first runner-up honors while second runner-up was Glenn Sebastian with a net score of 67 besting Doli Cabahug in the countback.

Kevin Durr topped class B with a net score of 61 strokes off a gross 76.  First runner-up was Cristino Lim with a net score of 62 beating Jun Enriquez and Alvin Suarez in the countback.  Enriquez settled for the second runner-up award after edging Suarez in another countback.

Alvin Lim (left) and Ramon Sebastian (right) awarded the plaques to the class B winners. They are (from left) 1st runner-up Tinoy Lim, champion Kevin Durr, and 2nd runner-up Jun Enriquez.
Alvin Lim (left) and Ramon Sebastian (right) awarded the plaques to the class B winners. They are (from left) 1st runner-up Tinoy Lim, champion Kevin Durr, and 2nd runner-up Jun Enriquez.

Yonezawa, who missed out on the overall lowest net plum, settled for the class C title while Allan Osorio finished as first runner-up with a net score of 62 beating Yasu Hasu in the countback.  Hasu settled for the second runner-up plum.

Koji Yonezawa (center) topped class C and he is flanked by 2nd runner-up Yasu Hasu and 1st runner-up Allan Osorio.
Koji Yonezawa (center) topped class C and he is flanked by 2nd runner-up Yasu Hasu and 1st runner-up Allan Osorio.

Hospicio ‘Razi’ Razon bagged the lowest gross honors for the seniors (55-69 years old) division scoring three-over-par 75 strokes.

Lowest net for the seniors’ class went to Tournament Chairman and Club Director Vicente ‘Inting’ Go with 65 strokes beating Edwin Robin in the countback.  Robin took the first runner-up honors while second runner-up was Rolando Alberto with 66.

The seniors division winners received their prizes from Alvin Lim and Ramon Sebastian.  They are (from left) 2nd runner-up Lando Alberto, lowest gross Raziu Razon, and lowest net Inting Go.
The seniors division winners received their prizes from Alvin Lim and Ramon Sebastian. They are (from left) 2nd runner-up Lando Alberto, lowest gross Raziu Razon, and lowest net Inting Go.

Rod Señido ran away with the super seniors (70 years old and above) crown with a net score of 63 while runner-up honors went to John Uy beating David Villono in the countback.

Willy Go and Emi Tesalona awarded the prizes to the winners of the superseniors class.  They are champion Rod Señido (2nd from left) and runner-up John Uy.
Willy Go and Emi Tesalona awarded the prizes to the winners of the superseniors class. They are champion Rod Señido (2nd from left) and runner-up John Uy.

The distaff side was ruled by Crestina Sumalinog with a net score of 64 off a gross 99 while runner-up honors went to Mayet Alba with 66.

Tina Sumalinog topped the ladies division.
Tina Sumalinog topped the ladies division.

Lawyer Rico Tautho topped the guest division with a net score of 58 strokes off a gross 90. Paolo Alberto finished as first runner-up with 62 strokes beating Mario Parungao in the countback.  Parungao settled for the second runner-up plum.

Rico Tautho (center) topped the guest division and he is flanked by 2nd runner-up Mario Parungao and 1st runner-up Paolo Alberto.
Rico Tautho (center) topped the guest division and he is flanked by 2nd runner-up Mario Parungao and 1st runner-up Paolo Alberto.
Dancesport champions Pearl Marie Cañeda and Wilbert Aunzo were special performers during the awards ceremony.
Dancesport champions Pearl Marie Cañeda and Wilbert Aunzo were special performers during the awards ceremony.
The Tuners serenaded the participants and guests during the awards dinner.
The Tuners serenaded the participants and guests during the awards dinner.

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