Aside from enjoying the comforts of home, players from Alta Vista Golf and Country Club also know every inch of their course better that helped them to bag two of four division titles in the Cebu leg of the Santa Lucia Golf Tour 2014 played here over the weekend.
The tandem of Jufil Sato and Razi Razon bagged back-to-back Group 1 crowns while Rolando Alberto and Marlou Cugtas topped Group 2.
Sato and Razon, winner of the Group 1 title in the opening leg hosted by Rancho Palos Verdes Golf and Country Club in Davao, took the Cebu leg crown after a countback.
The winning tandem fired 52 points in the Molave Points System during the better-ball first round and then combined for 98 (Sato 50 and Razon 48) points on the second day for an aggregate of 150 points. They were tied with Summit Point’s Lisandro Opulencia and Alan Alegre, who also made 150 points, but the former won the title by virtue of a better second day output.
Opulencia and Alegre made 58 on the first day, but managed only 92 points on the second day to settle for the runner-up honors.
In Group 2, Alberto and Cugtas, also pulled the rug from under the first day leaders to bag the title with a total of 147 points after an opening day of 49 and a second round output of 98.
Runner-up honors went to Summit Point’s Nelson Ventura and Walter Lacuesta with 143 (51-92).
The tournament is open exclusively to members of clubs under the banner of Santa Lucia Realty and Development Inc.
In Group 3, Benjamin Espina and Carmelo de Jesus of Royale Tagaytay took the title with 122 points on rounds of 43 and 79. They also won it via the countback by virtue of a better second day total. Runner-up honors went to Eduardo Aberin and Rodel Matias of Lakewood also with 122 (49-73).
The Group 4 crown went to Cyril Salamanque and Bartolome Tomas of Eagle Ridge with 100 (42-58). Runner-up honors went to Mario Mercader and Maricel Amor of Royale Tagaytay with 96 (38-58).
Alan Alegre of summit Point topped class A with a two-day total of 104 points on rounds of 54 and 50. Alta Vista’s Sato was runner-up with 100 points on identical rounds of four-over-par 50 points.
Cugtas ruled class B with a total of 93 points on rounds of 40 and 53 while runner-up honors went to SP’s Nelson Ventura with 90 (43-47).
The class C title went to RT’s Alexander Go with 88 points (46-42) with LW’s Eduardo Aberin finishing second with 87 (44-43).
Asterio Lagura of RT topped class D with 70 (26-44) while Leovigildo Morpe of SP finished as runner-up with 66 (38-28).
The final leg of the tournament will be held on October 17 and 18 at Summit Point in Batangas and Eagle Ridge in Cavite.