By NIMROD NL QUINONES

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Cebu Country Club got a huge lift from the youthful Julius Pierre ‘Pio’ Neri, who carded an even-par 36 ppoints, to seize the lead in the Founders division of the 69th Philippine Airlines (PAL) Interclub Golf Tournament played at the Mimosa Golf Club in Angeles City, Pampanga.

In the premiere Championship division, the battle for the top honors further heated up as Canlubang and defending champion Manila Southwoods are now tied for the lead with two-day totals of 275 points.

Neri, a Legal Management student at Ateneo de Manila University, led the Cebuanos to a second day output of 118 points for a two-day aggregate of 228.  Also counting for the team total during the second round were veteran Ramontito Garcia with 32 points, Marko Sarmiento 27, and Marc Gonzalez 23.  Miguel Martinez again fired 19 points, which did not count.

The tournament format calls for a team to field five players per round with only the four best scores to count for the team total.

The event uses the Stableford or PAL Points System.  This format awards six points for a double-eagle, five for an ace, four for eagle, three for birdie, two for par, and one for bogey.

Forest Hills runs second with 226 points on rounds of 114 and 112 while first round leader Villamor dropped to third with 225 (119-106).  Rounding up the top five are Tagaytay Highlands with 223 (103-120) and Alabang 213 (102-111).

 

CHAMPIONSHIP

Ira Alido was the star of the day as the 16-year-old fired three-under-par 39 points to lead Manila Southwoods to a total of 138 points on the second day.  Together with their opening round of 137, the winner of the tournament played in Cebu last year, are now tied with upstart Canlubang.

JUNGOLFER LEADS S’WOODS. Ira Alido signed for 39 points, a three-under-par in regulation, to lead the defending champion Manila Southwoods' charge and tie erstwhile leader Canlubang with a two-day team total 275 in the championship division of the 69th PAL Interclub in Clark, Pampanga. The 16-year-old junior golfer from De La Salle Zobel mixed five birdies as against two bogeys at the Acacia layout.
JUNGOLFER LEADS S’WOODS. Ira Alido signed for 39 points, a three-under-par in regulation, to lead the defending champion Manila Southwoods’ charge and tie erstwhile leader Canlubang with a two-day team total 275 in the championship division of the 69th PAL Interclub in Clark, Pampanga. The 16-year-old junior golfer from De La Salle Zobel mixed five birdies as against two bogeys at the Acacia layout.

“I was surprised with how I played. I couldn’t play this way in the practice round,” the high school student from Dela Salle-Zobel told reporters.

Also counting for Southwoods were Jets Sajulga 35, Brixton Aw 35, and Ryan Monsalve 29. The 27 of Vince Lauron did not count.

Canlubang got a pair of even-par 36 points Rupert Zaragosa and Carlo Villaroman while Luis Miguel Castro added 35 and Gabriel Manotoc made 30.  The 29 of Jakey Yulo did not count.

Luisita is at third place with 255 points (120-135) while Del Monte runs fourth with 250 (124-126), and at fifth is Orchard with 249 (125-124).

 

AVIATOR

            Valley Golf took command in this category with an aggregate of 230 points on rounds of 108 and 122.  Running second is Manila Golf 228 (115-113) followed by first-day leader Negros Occidental Golf and Country Club with 227 (121-106).

Davao’s Rancho Palos Verdes is fourth with 212 (109-103) while Cagayan de Oro’s Pueblo de Oro rounds up the top five with 210 (108-102) along with Wack-Wack 112-98).

At seventh and eighth spots are Zamboanga 199 (107-92) and Davao’s Apo 196 (108-88).

Alta Vista Golf and Country Club is ninth with a total of 193 (99-94) followed by Mactan Island Golf Club at 10th with 189 (87-102).

Alta Vista was led by Gabriel Yap with 31 points.  He was backed by Alex Yeo with 25, Dr. Jerry Uyheng with 20, and Wendell Yap with 18.  Marvin Mendoza, who suffered a pinched nerve and could not anymore play accounted for 11 points, which did not count for the team total.

Skipper Enrico Solon who broke the news about Mendoza said that a new set of five players will take over for Alta Vista on the last two days.

Mactan had junior golf standout Russel Bautista leading the scorers with 32 points.  Also counting for the team total were Andrew Canete 26, Arman Guangko 25, and Retired General Bam Jamorabo with 19.  The 17 of BGen Nick Parilla did not count.

There are 25 teams in this class.

 

SPORTSWRITERS

Phul. Navy continues to lead this group with a total of 201 points on rounds of 104 and 97.  Jumping up to second is Camp John Hay with 187 (80-107).

At 183, Santa Elena is on third spot on rounds of 88 and 95 while at fourth is Sarangani with 181 (91-90).

Club Filipino Incorporada de Cebu is fifth with 162 points on rounds of 80 and 82.  Counting for the team total on the second day were Baltaire Balangauan and Razy Razon with 21 apiece as well as Evans Tumaliwan and Peter Miltante with 20 each.  The 17 of Dominic Gotiong did not count.

There are 24 teams lumped in this fourth-ranked category.

The Interclub is sponsored by People Asia, Travelife, Mareco Broadcasting Network (Crossover), Manila Broadcasting Corporation, Airbus, Business Mirror and Philippine National Bank.

Other supporters are Philippine Daily Inquirer, Inquirer.net, Plantation Bay Resort and Spa, Tanduay Distillers, Asia Brewery, Splash Corporation, RFM Corporation, Goldilocks, Eastgate Publishing Corporation, Robinsons Land, TMC, Mastercard, Hytera and Rolls-Royce.

 

SCORES

CHAMPIONSHIP– Canlubang 275 (138-137), Manila Southwoods 275 (137-138), Luisita 255 (120-135), Del Monte 250 (124-126), The Orchard Golf 249 (125- 124), Mimosa 232 (118-114), Camp Evangelista 174 (76-98), SF Crystal Spring 145 (68-77)

 

FOUNDERS– Cebu Country Club 228 (110-118), Forest Hills 226 (114-112), Villamor Airbase 225 (119-106), Tagaytay Highland 223 (103- 120), Alabang Golf 213 (102-111), Socal Redhawk 211 (110-101), Fil-Am Hawaii 166 (85-81), Fil-Am Fairfield 160 (82-78), Bay Area Golf Org 158 (74-84), KGC Boys Club Melbourne 148 (83-65), Team Brookside 145 (91-54),Camp Aguinaldo 121 ( 54-67), Pinoy YVR 114 (44- 70), Leyte Golf 84 (35-49), Greater YVR Golf Asso. 74 (26-48), RGC Riyadh 66 (42-24)

 

AVIATOR– Valley Golf and Country Club 230 (108-122), Manila Golf 228 (115-113),  Negros Occidental Golf & Country Club 227 (121-106), Rancho Palos Verdes 212 (109-103), Pueblo de Oro 210 (108-102),    Wack Wack Golf and Country Club 210 (112-98), Zamboanga Golf 199 (107-92), Apo Golf and Country Club 196 ( 108-88),Alta Vista Golf 193 ( 99-94),  Mactan Island Golf 189 (87-102),  Davao City Golf 188 (92-96),  Riviera 180 (87- 93), Lumbia Golf 179 (95-84), Eagle Ridge 178 (91-87), Iloilo Golf and Country Club 177 (81-96), Sherwood Hills Golf 170 (89-81), Maharlika Golf 170 (88-82), Anvaya Cove Golf 165 (73-92), Iligan Golf 162 (71-91),Victorias Golf 114 (58-56), Fil-Oz Sydney 108 (58-50), Filipino Golf Association 1- Riyadh 98 (46-52), Green West Golf  94 (45-49),  PGA British Colombia 93 (40-53),   Washington DC Golf 86 (52- 34)

 

SPORTSWRITERS– Phil Navy 201 (104-97), Camp John Hay 187 (80-107), Sta Elena Golf 183 (88-95),     Saranggani 181 (91-90), Club Filipino INC de Cebu 162 (80-82), Stanford Golf 159 (72-87), UP Tee Jots 159 (73-86), South Cotabato 156 ( 77- 79), Guinhalaran 153 (76-77), San Juanico Golf 152 (74-78), Green Tee Riyadh 145 (64-81), South Bay Golf 145 (67-78), Pearl Kay Hawaii 142 (70-72), Cotabato Golf 139 (61-78),  Van City 137 (69-68), Skywest 135 (63-72), Lanang Golf 119 (60-59), Veterans 116 (57-59), Yokohama Eagles 110 (43-67), Pittsburg Fil-Am 100 (55-45), Silicon Valley Golfers 101 (44-57), Filipino Golfers in the ME- UAE 99 (54-45), Seattle Golf Club 99 (50-49), Melbourne Pinoy Golf 97 (44-53)

 

FRIENDSHIP– Filipino Golfers in the Middle East  Dubai 135 (61-74), Bacolod Golf 134 (67-67), MSU 131 (65-66), Mabuhay Golf Club of SFO 127 (66-61), Northgate Golf 111 (64-47), Baguio Country Club 110 (56- 54), Filipino Golfers in the Middle East Abu Dhabi 109 (48-61), MT Malindang 101 (56-45), Moffet Field 81 (36-45), FGA- Kuwait 76 (38-38)

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