9th PAL Ladies Interclub tees off at Alta Vista

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Four Cebu teams will be seeing action on the 9th Philippine Airlines (PAL) Ladies Interclub tees off Thursday at the par-72 course of Alta Vista Golf and Country Club in Pardo, Cebu City.

Host Alta Vista, which is joining the tournament for the first time, will be playing alongside two teams from Cebu Country Club and the team of Mactan Island Golf Club.

Those who officially opened the tournament are (from left) Alta Vista  GM Nimrod Quiñones, Interclub executive committee co-chairperson Dina May Flores, Alta Vista chairman Renato Dychangco, Jr., Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama; PAL GM Jimmy Bautista, Interclub vice chairperson Ria Domingo, and Alta Vista treasurer and golf director Ramon Sebastian. (Photo by Leizbeth Suplico)
Those who officially opened the tournament are (from left) Alta Vista GM Nimrod Quiñones, Interclub executive committee co-chairperson Dina May Flores, Alta Vista chairman Renato Dychangco, Jr., Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama; PAL GM Jimmy Bautista, Interclub vice chairperson Ria Domingo, and Alta Vista treasurer and golf director Ramon Sebastian. (Photo by Leizbeth Suplico)

The host team will be led by 17-year-old Ericka Lim, the back-to-back ladies club champion.

Other players of the host team are twins Gabee and Kylah Crystal, 11-year-old Wei Fang Gao, 17-year-old Annika Yeo, Korean Choi Yi Hwa, Marisol Pasion, and team captain Marina Kaufmann.

Cebu Country Club A will be skippered by Catrina Martinez.  Her players are junior golf standouts Junia Gabasa and Lois Kaye Go, Mary Kim Hong, Abbey Olea, Crystal Superal and sisters Hannah Jayne and Jyra Mae Wong.

Cebu Country Club B is led by Lalay Lava and her teammates are Mercy Bejar, Dr. Mila Chan, Grace Choi, Lee Moon Soon, Riko and Ryoko Nagai, and Conchita Vangelder.

Rachel ‘Che-che’ Darnall is the team captain of Mactan and her players are Liwayway de la Pieza, Cherry Ferry, Visyl Hanson, Vergie Lou Hwang, Genelyn Inot, Jenny Lerio, and 12-year-old Angela Mangana.

With the theme “Angels in Flight,” this year’s tournament has drawn a total of 25 teams led by defending champion Manila Southwoods Masters.

The team will be composed of skipper Bernadette Abiera, Annika Cedo, Sofia Chabon, Sofia Angela Legaspi, Marie Claire Ong, Lora Robero, and Christine Valdehueza.

The lone international team in the event is the Lady Eagles of Australia.

In the team captains’ meeting, tournament director Henry Arabelo briefed the participants on the guidelines.  Also present were Dina May Flores of PAL, who is co-chair of the executive committee, and Nimrod Quiñones, general manager of the host club.

The 2nd Team Captains Meeting of the 9th PAL Ladies Interclub – with this year's theme 'Angels in Flight' – gathered 25 team representatives, including one from Australia. The ladies edition of the country's longest running team golf championship will be contested October 23-26 at Alta Vista Golf & Country Club in Cebu City. Photo shows the lady team captains together with (seated from left) Henry Arabelo, tournament director; Dina May Flores, Interclub co-chairperson & PAL vice president; and Nimrod Quinones, Alta Vista general manager.
The 2nd Team Captains Meeting of the 9th PAL Ladies Interclub – with this year’s theme ‘Angels in Flight’ – gathered 25 team representatives, including one from Australia. The ladies edition of the country’s longest running team golf championship will be contested October 23-26 at Alta Vista Golf & Country Club in Cebu City. Photo shows the lady team captains together with (seated from left) Henry Arabelo, tournament director; Dina May Flores, Interclub co-chairperson & PAL vice president; and Nimrod Quinones, Alta Vista general manager.

Hitting the ceremonial balls were Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama, Philippine Airlines general manager Jaime Bautista, and Alta Vista chairman Renato ‘Oly’ Dychangco, Jr.

The tournament will run for three days with the players set two play two rounds within that period.

They would also be classified under four divisions – Championship, Founders, Sportswriters, and Friendship based on the average handicap of the team members.

Tee off time starts at 7 a.m.

Club members, who would like to play can play nine holes early morning starting at 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. and the course will again be opened to non-participants starting at 12 noon to 1 p.m.

 

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