Air Force Brigadier General Nic Parilla proved that he is also a rising star in golf not only in his military career buy ruling the 16th Island Tee of the Mactan Island Golf Club in Lapu-Lapu City over the weekend with his partner Alex Yeo.
Parilla, who became the first man to earn a star rank among his classmates from Philippine Military Academy (PMA) class of 1987, fired rounds of 40 and 34 points in the Modified Stableford Scoring System while Yeo, one of the top players of Alta Vista Golf and Country Club, fired 35 and 28.
The Parilla-Yeo tandem had a total of 137 points in the four-day, 36-hole event, which is MIGC’s annual signature tournament.
Parilla also bagged the overall individual award with his total of 74 points while Kristoffer Arevalo, who fired rounds of 29 and 34 points, bagged the lowest gross honors.
Russel Bautista took home the junior golf division overall individual award with a two-day total of 75 points on rounds of 36 and 39.
Bautista, who paired off with Nelson Roa, bagged the class A title with a total of 129 points. Roa fired rounds of 26 and 28.
Runner-up honors went to the tandem of Retired Col Oscar Cornelio (32-33) and Boyet Mangana (31-27) with a total of 123 points.
Jack Chiu (34-34) and Neil Howard (36-28) topped class B with a total of 132 points. Runner-up honors went to Retired General Bam Jamorabo (31-34) and Kristoffer Arevalo (29-34) with 128 points.
Lawyer Gaudioso Melendez (27-37) and Kenneth Carredo (37-25) ruled class C with 126 points. Sgt. Enrique Gubalane (28-27) and Rolan Coquilla (32-37) finished as runner-up with 124 points.
The seniors’ division title went to Razi Razon (36-35) and Roy Damole (29-24) with a total of 124 points.
This category is exclusive for teams composed of players, who are both 60 years old and older.
Runner-up honors went to Ferdie Esteller (29-30) and Roger Arato (15-27) with a total of 101 points.
Vergie Lou Hwang (19-28) and Christine Showe (24-28) topped the ladies division with 99 points. Runner-up honors went to Sol Pasion (16-18) and Tess Magazenni (31-29) with 94 points.