Cebu CC grabs seven-point
PAL Ladies lead over SW-Masters
CEBU City – Darkhorse Cebu Country Club, getting a huge lift from fragile-looking Lois Kaye Go, served notice of its readiness to finally lift the PAL Ladies Interclub Championship Division diadem by shooting an opening 281 points for a seven-point lead over Manila Southwoods-Masters.
The 14-year-old Go had four birdies that went with two bogeys and a pick-up on No. 10, for a one-over-par worth 53 points and Cebu CC, whose men’s team lorded it over the Regular Division for two years from 2012, got another 52 from Mary Kim Hong to set the pace.
SW-Masters, which is playing just seven players here, struggled with Sofia Chabon’s 51 leading the team. Annika Cedo never got to figure out the slow greens of the Alta Vista layout here and submitted just 48 points.
Junia Gabasa fired 47 points, Marie Olea and Crystal Faith Superal contributed 44s and Myra Jae Wong assembled 41 points to make up the score of Cebu CC, which threw away the 40 of Catrina Martinez and Jaime Wong’s 30.
Sofia Legaspi contributed 46 for SW-Masters, which is seeking to win this event for the fourth straight year. The Carmona-based squad drew 45 points from Lora Roberto, 43 from Christine Valdehueza and 41 from skipper Beachie Abiera.
SW-Masters is playing with just seven ladies in the eight-to-play, six-to-count event and discarded the 37 of Marie Claire Ong.
“We had a bad start, maybe because of our unfamiliarity with the course,” Abiera told reporters. “There were just greens that we couldn’t figure out. And it really slowed us down today. But we’re still there.”
The final 18 holes will be played tomorrow, with Del Monte lagging behind by 25 points from SW-Masters and Alta Vista, the Interclub newcomer, tallying just 228 to be out of it.
The event is being sponsored by Boeing, Airbus, B/E Aerospace, Diamond Hotel Phils., Eastgate Publishing, Bluewater Maribago and Mareco Broadcasting Network (Crossover).
Tagaytay Highlands, meanwhile, raced to an imposing 31-point lead in the Sportswriters division after tallying an opening 212 built around the 41 points of Sun Kim Hee.
Virginia Bote and Maria Rosario Dimson tallied 35 each, with , Bernadette Wong and skipper Hedy See shooting 34s. Rosalie Heo’s 33 was the last score counted by Tagaytay, the Friendship Division champion two years ago in Bacolod.
Bacolod Golf Club pooled 181, with defending champion Apo Golf Club in third at 174.
The Friendship Division also had Davao City Golf breaking away with a 48-point lead over Wack Wack.
Roselyn Sara led Davao with 38 followed by Virginia Hermiston’s 36. Other scorers were Josephine Vergara 35, JM VBalbuena 34, Evelyn Quinsay 33 and Stella Barnes 30.
Wack Wack got 40 points from Alice Jay Crisologo and 34 from Charlene Abalos, but were hurt by the puny numbers posted by Sofia Araneta 25, Margaret Tan 21, Deeana Mendiola 19 and Tessa Taira 19.
Camp Aguinaldo was in third spot with 152 with Jocelyn Untal leading the way with 40. Other scorers were Janeth Agripa 26, Leonora Cabili 24, Ruby Hamis 24, Edlyn Robas 22 and Barbara Cruz 18.(PAL)