By NIMROD NL QUIÑONES
Rejuvenated after a day’s rest Friday, Cebu Country Club team A guns for the title of the 9th Philippine Airlines (PAL) Ladies Interclub Saturday at the Alta Vista Golf and Country Club in Pardo, Cebu City.
Defending champion Manila Southwoods Masters hopes to give the Cebuanas a run for their money while completing the championship flights would be players from Del Monte Golf Club of Bukidnon and those from the host club.
CCC-A fired a 281 points Thursday to post a seven-point lead against Manila Southwoods Masters.
Del Monte is a far third with 249 while Alta Vista rounds up the top four with 228 points in the eight-to-play, six-to-count format using the Molave Points System.
The scoring format awards seven points for a double-eagle, six for an ace, five for eagle, four for birdie, three for par, two for bogey, and one for double-bogey.
Lois Kaye ‘LK’ Go, 14, who shot one-over-par 53 points on Thursday is once again expected to lead the CCC-A squad. Others expected to deliver are veteran Mary Kim Hong and 13-year-old Junia Gabasa. Other members of the team are skipper Catrina Martinez, Stephanie Olea, Crystal Superal, and sisters Hannah and Jyra Wong.
Alta Vista will bank on reigning ladies club champion Ericka Lim, 17, and 18-year-old twins Mikylah and Gabrielle Crystal. Other members of the team are 11-year-old Weifang Gao, Choi Yiu Hwa, Sol Pasion, and skipper Marina Kaufmann.
The championship flights will start at 8 a.m.
Action in this second-ranked group started Friday and Valley Golf is on top of the heap with a total of 243 points.
Lorenz Kayla Nocum led the team with 48 points and also counting for the team total were Isabel Miravite (43), Jocelyn Sevilla (41), Violeta Pegels (39), Ma. Consuelo Fregil (38), and Dina de Jesus (34).
The other members of the team were Evangeline Apuhin (24) and Maria Consuelo Conti (21).
Alabang Country Club is just nine points off the pace with 234 points. Those wo counted for the team were Rita Horan 46, Marilyn Reyes (43), Jang Eun Sil (41), Jocelyn Garcia (39), Christine Popp (33), and Joan Morales (32).
Tied for third are Santa Elena and Manila Southwoods Legends with 200 apiece.
Mactan is at fifth with 193 points.
Thirteen-year-old Angela Mangana led Mactan with 45 points. She got support from Vergie Lou Hwang with 41, team captain Rachel Darnall 33, Visyl Hanson 30, and Genelyn Inot and Jenny Lerio with 22 apiece. The other members of the team are Liwayway de la Pieza and Cherry Ferry.
Davao City Golf Club wrapped up the title of this fourth-ranked group Friday with an aggregate of 386 points on rounds of 210 and 176.
Those who counted for the team total in the second round were Evelyn Quinsay 34, JM Balbuena 33, Rosalie Antivo 28, skipper Josephine Vergara 28, Stella Barnes 27, and Roselyn Sara 26.
The other members of the team are Virginia Hermiston and Wennie Dixon.
Second place went to Wack Wack with a total of 342 on rounds of 158 and 184. Leading the team on the second round were Charlene Abalos 43 and Sofia Araneta 38. The other members of the team are Alice Jay Crisologo, Maribel Kawsek, Deeanna Mendiola, Tessa Taira, Jessalyn Tan, and Margaret Tan.
Third place went to Camp Aguinaldo with 334 (152-182). The team was led by skipper Leonora Cabili with Janeth Agripa, Barbara Cruz, Ruby Hamis, Ruth Lagura, Edlyn Robas, Anita Salivio, and Jocelyn Untal as members.
The event is sponsored by Boeing, Airbus, B/E Aerospace, Diamond Hotel
Phils., Eastgate Publishing, Bluewater Maribago and Mareco Broadcasting Network (Crossover).