18 February 2012
PAL Interclub Day 3 Story
DAVAO CITY – Tommy Manotoc fired 53 points to lead Canlubang’s fightback Saturday, but Luisita Golf Club hung on to a 12-point lead in the Philippine Airlines Interclub seniors golf team championship.Manotoc received a solid 50-point support from Mari Hechanova as the Sugar Barons scored 147 points at the Rancho Palos Verdes Golf Club. Rene Unson rounded out scoring with 44 as Luigi Yulo did not count with 39.Still,

Canlubang faces a big obstacle in the final round Sunday at the Apo Golf and Country Club.Luisita has a three-day total of 439 points, including 143 points in the third round.Francis Gaston fired 49, Richie Garcia turned in 48 and Lino Magpantay added 46 for the Tarlac-based squad.Cebu Country Club faded in third place with 420 points after returning with 138 points on Ramontito Garcia’s 52, Lor Alaan’s 47 and Anton Florendo’s 39.Anything is still possible, according to Manotoc and Luisita captain Iggy Clavecilla.A similar battle is at hand in the Founders division where Manila Golf holds a 10-point edge over Riviera Golf.O.V. Espiritu carded 49, Manoling Chan posted 42 and Mike Prieto counted with 36 as Manila Golf survived the disqualification of Jaime Fernandez who rode a golf cart – a privilege reserved for players 60 years old and above.Manila Golf has 399 points while Riviera has 389, including 131 it collected from Alex Escalona (49), Chito Ilumio (42) and Danny Pizarro (40) Saturday.Meanwhile, Club Intramuros virtually wrapped up the Friendship division after padding its lead to 33 points over Fil-Am Florida.Rupert Bayocot fired 39 points as Intramuros pooled 101 at the Apo Golf and Country Club to bring its total to 323 points.

The other scorers were Rey Ulob and Tony Marfori with 37 and 25 points, respectively.Rolly Gloda, the team’s fourth man, was disqualified for late submission of scorecard.Fil-Am Florida scored 98 points on the strength of Marlon Battad’s 38, Rolly Asuzano’s 31 and Max Fronda’s 29 to stay in second place with 290, four points ahead of South Cotabao.Romul Solivio (32), Bing Garcia (31) and Jimi Corpuz (25) accounted for South Cotabato’s 88 output for the day.In the Sportswriters class, Fil-Am Hawaii seized the lead after collecting 136 points at the Rancho Palos Verdes Golf and Country Club.Fil-Am Hawaii has a three-round total of 372, seven points ahead of Chamorro.Scoring for Fil-Am Hawaii were Pat Viernes (50), Billy Galindo (45) and Willie Caliedo (41).Chamorro drew 48 points from Nick Borja, 43 from John Hattig and 34 from Robert Camacho.Running third was Davao with 352 points. Scorers were Boy Braganza (44), Boy Manajero (43) and Vic Noble (40).The platinum sponsors of the 65th PAL Interclub are Mareco Broadcasting Network, Radio High, Stargate Media, Media Five, GE while the major backers are Asia Brewery, Business Mirror and Airbus.

Also lending support are the Department of Tourism, Philippine Graphics, Boeing International Corp., Bombo Radyo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Moevenpick Resort & Spa Cebu, Plantation Bay, Radisson Blu Hotel and Imperial Palace Waterpark & Spa Cebu.


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