Philippines

Canlubang leads Luisita by 2

CCEBU CITY – Order was restored at the 33rd Philippine Airlines Seniors Interclub golf team championships Thursday with defending champion Canlubang taking a slim two-point lead over long-time rival Luisita in a controversy-laden second round at the Club Filipino de Cebu.

Luisita had earlier taken a seven-point lead after outscoring Canlubang, 147-140, but a protest filed later in the day led to the disqualification of one of its players.

Benjie Sumulong had signed for 52, including an erroneous par in one hole that should have been bogey.

Luisita non-playing captain Jeric Hechanova, in a gesture of sportsmanship, called tournament director Henry Arabelo to inform Sumulong’s infraction.

As a result, Rafael Garcia’s 43 counted along with Rodel Mangulabnan’s 50 and Demy Saclot’s 45 as Luisita ended up with 138 points.

Luisita now trails Canlubang, 278-276.

Canlubang struggled for the second straight day, scoring 140 behind a pair of 48s from Abe Rosal and Damasus Wong and a 44 from Zaldy Villa.

Abe Rosal, last year’s individual champion in Bacolod City, failed to break 50 following a round of one birdie against seven bogeys.

No Canlubang player has scored more than 48 points after two rounds.

A day after taking the lead on opening day, Cebu Country Club slowed down with 131 points, but remained five shots behind Canlubang.

Newcomer Jufil Sato was CCC’s top scorer with 46 with Nelson Yuvallos adding 43. The 42 of either Montito Garcia or Lorenzo Alaan rounded out scoring.

Del Monte Golf Club brought up the rear in the championship bracket with 129 and 267 total.

Arsenio Mondilla led Del Monte with 44 followed by Erning Apas 43 and Antonio Arancon 42.

In the second-tier Founders division also played at the Club Filipino de Cebu, Orchard hung on to a five-point lead over Negros Occidental.

Orchard, led by Dong Jin Tak’s 48 points, finished the day with 125 points to boost its total to 266.

Negros Occidental got a big lift from Francis Gaston’s 50 points to tally 136 and 261 overall.

Valley took third spot with 255 following a 123.

This year’s Interclub is sponsored by Radio Mindanao Network, Asian Air Safari, and Vanguard Radio Network. Also extending support are ABS-CBN Global Ltd. (The Filipino Channel), Rolls Royce, Primax Broadcasting Network, UM Broadcasting Network (Mindanao), Fox Sports, Cignal TV, GECAS, Boeing, Lufthansa Technik AG, Manila Standard, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, Dusit Thani Manila, and Casino Filipino. Official hotel is Quest Hotel Conference Center Cebu.

The complete results after two rounds:

Championship – Canlubang 278 (138-140), Luisita 276 (138-138), Cebu Country Club 273 (142-131), Del Monte 267 (138-129)

Founders – The Orchard 266 (141-125), Negros Occidental 261 (125-136), Valley Golf 255 (132-123), Manila South Woods 252 (129-123), Manila Golf 251 (133-118), Riviera Golf 251 (133-118), Wack Wack 249 (129-120), Villamor Airbase 245 (133-112), Eagle Ridge 243 (142-101), Sherwood Hills 241 (128-113), Southern California Red Hawk 236 (116-120), Pueblo De Oro 234 (125-109), Metgot 219 (116-103), Apo Golf 219 (112-107), Alabang 218 (110-108), American Pacific 184 (94-90), Tri City 165 (93-72), Toronto Canada 140 (84-56), Moffet Field ll 133 (79-54), Western Social 104 (63-41)

Aviator – Team Coral Ocean Point 242 (123-119), Zamboanga 236 (109-127), Alta Vista 233 (114-119), Par 2000 230 (113-117), Up Tee Jots 228 (115-113), Camp John Hay 227 (114-113), Forest Hills 225 (99-126), Club Filipino  224 (103-121), Fil Am Hawaii 223 (93-130), Sarangani 223 (110-113), Rancho Palos Verdes 216 (110-106), Van City 210 (96-114), Veterans 205 (101-104), Guinhilaran 198 (83-115), Club Intramuros 196 (102-94), Club 1872 L A 196 (101-95), Leyte 194 (99-95), South Cotabato 194 ((97-97), Fil Oz Sydney 193 (92-101), SF Maharlika 192 (83-109), Iloilo 185 (88-97), Pradera Seniors 175 (85-90), Fil Am Golf Tour Team 1 174 (89-85), E Yona 168 (73-95)

Sportswriter- Baguio Country Club 225 (106-119), Lanang 221 (111-110), Davao City 219 (108-111), South Bay 214 (104-110), Mactan Island 208 (103-105), Taotaomona Guam 202 (95-107), Guam Seals 201 (87-114), Iligan 200 (98-102), Cotabato 200 (87-113), Lumbia 195 (98-97), San Juanico 194 (86-108), Fil Am Fairfield 194 (101-93), Bacolod 192 (98-94), Camp Evangelista 190 (98-92),  Paoay 188 (96-92) Bay Area Team 1 184 (87-97), Honolulu Country Club 179 (91-88), Via Verde Los Angeles 177 (88-89), Bay Area Team 2 175 (108-67),  Par Breakers 174 (78-96), SF Heritage 172 (88-84), Green Hills West 170 (88-82), Mt Malindang 161 (82-79), Sienna Plantation 158 (71-87), Skywest 156 (73-83), San Francisco East Bay 136 (52-84)

Friendship – Winners Circle 208 (109-99), EZ Par 202 (104-98), Philam Central Florida 198 (92-106), Fort Bonifacio 195 (95-100), Bennett Valley 191 (87-104),  Canphil 190 (108-82), Bay City 184 (104-80), MSU Marawi 184 (98-86), Bay City 184 (104-80),PGA BritishColumbia 1 179 (92-87), Vancouver Golf of ABC 178 (95-83), Filam New Jersey 176 (94-82), PGA Qatar 175 (99-76), Seattle 172 (79-93), Pinoy Vancouver 166 (83-83), Eastridge  166 (86-80), Guam Compadres 165 (84-81), Travelers Golf Club 156 (76-80), Moffet Field 1 156 (68-88), PGA British Columbia 2 155 (82-73), Filam SFO 149 (76-73), Mabuhay Golf 149 (78-80), Pittsburg Filam 147 (75-72), West Covina Warriors 139 (80-59), San Francisco Peninsula 135 (65-70), San Francisco Alliance 131 (71-60), Richmond Driving Range 127 (50-77), Guam Seniors 113 (64-49), Melbourne Pinoy 104 (61-43) (pr)

Abe Rosal watches his tee shot on the first hole at the Club Filipino de Cebu during the second round of the 33rd PAL Seniors Interclub golf team championships in Cebu City.

Rodel Mangulabnan of Luisita tees off in the first hole at the Club Filipino de Cebu during the second round of the 33rd PAL Seniors Interclub golf team championships in Cebu City.

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