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24 February 2012
PAL Men’s Interclub

DAVAO CITY – Cebu Country Club clung on to a seven-point lead over defending champion Del Monte Friday going into the final round of the 65th Philippine Airlines Interclub men’s golf championships.

Del Monte cut CCC’s 10-point lead to single digit, scoring 125 points at the Rancho Palos Verdes.

Leonardo Lofranco finished one –over par, equivalent to 35 points to lead Del Monte. Yoyong Velez added 34 points while Magno Arancon Jr. had 30.

Del Monte’s fourth score was 26 from either Julius Bautista or Mark Mondilla.

CCC, bidding for its first Interclub title, leads the tournament with 379 points.

Carl Almario and Joven Neri led CCC with 32 and31 points, respectively while Ramontito Garcia added 30 and Bayani Garcia 21.

Ramontito Garcia, CCC president, said they did not have a good game, allowing Del Monte to close in.

“Bayani just couldn’t get it together, but we’re still seven up,” Garcia said.

First round leader Alabang made the day’s best score – 130 points – but remained 21 points behind CCC.

Justin Quiban became the first player to break par in the tournament, shooting 37 points to lead Alabang.

The other scorers were Dax Garcia (34), AR Ramos (30) and Jama Reyes (29).

The final round of the championship division will be played at the Apo Golf and Country Club.

In the Founders division, Wack Wack held Orchard at bay to carry a four-point lead in the final round

Oliver Gan led WW with 32 points at the Rancho Palos Verdes Golf and Country Club.

Wack Wack also drew 31 points from veteran Tommy Manotoc, 30 from Garry Uy and 27 from Gabriel Manotoc to finish the day with 120 points for a three-day total of 353 points.

Orchard climbed into second spot after pooling 121 points from Wolen Superal (31), Ace Stehmeier (30), TJ Benitez (30) and Tonito Payumo (30).

Tootsie dela Cruz of Wack Wack and Louie Garcia of Orchard failed to count for their teams with 26 and 27 points, respectively.

Negros posted 120 points to place third with 340, 13 points behind Wack Wack.

Scoring for Negros were Chepe Dulay (33), Jae Yang (31), Justin Limjap (31) and Max Javelona (25).

Over at Apo Golf, Austral-Asian combined for 96 points to pull away in the Friendship division.

Edwin Quiaonza and Nico Nepomuceno powered Austral-Asian with 31 and 30 points, respectively.

With Tony Magnaye chipping in 20 and Noel Vega adding 15, Austral-Asian now has 233 points, 14 points ahead of PGA British Columbia.

Jessie Castillo posted 24 points, Michael Samson nailed 23, Ed Hermano submitted 20 and Ben Edra added 15 as PGA British Columbia combined for 82 points.

Fil-Am Hawaii slipped to third spot with 216 after returning with 64 points. Scoring for the team were Arnel Alvarez (22), Richard Peo (21), Joe Ildefonso (16) and Ronnie Pahayahay (11).

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, Manila Bulletin, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Movenpick Resort & Spa Cebu, Plantation Bay, Radisson Blu Hotel and Imperial Palace Waterpark & Spa Cebu.

The results:

Championship – Cebu 379 (123-134-122), Del Monte 372 (123-124-125), Alabang 358(124-104-130), Manila Southwoods 330 (103-111-116), Fil-Am Fairfield 226(76-72-78), San Juanico 217 (71-72-74), Pinoy Vancouver 201 (65-76-60), Brotherhood Sharp 164 (66-48-50), Greenhills West 162 (55-49-58), Mabuhay SFO137 (38-52-47), Riyadh Golf 106 (28-52-26), Fil-Oz Sydney 104 (23-44-67)

Founders – Wack Wack 353 (117-116-120), Orchard 349 (117-111-121), Negros 340 (106-114-120), Apo Golf 332 (107-122-103), Riviera 329 (108-121-100), Forest Hills 323 (106-105-112), Valley 309 (102-100-107), Villamor 308 (96-103-109), Davao 308 (104-105-99), Tagaytay Highlands 307 (90-104-113), Alta Vista 301(104-92-105), Palos Verdes 294 (97-105-92), Sta. Elena 281 (86-101-94), Phil. Navy 280 (104-95-81), Iloilo 263 (83-83-97), Manila Golf 251 (97-88-66), Redhawk 193 (70-63-60), Northgate 172 (41-54-77)

Sportswriters – Camp John Hay 300 (96-107-97), Mt. Malindang 291 (111-80-100), EagleRidge 287 (109-81-97), Iligan 280 (108-94-78), Zamboanga 277 (92-90-95), Lumbia261 (92-83-86), Bacolod 257 (89-85-83), Mactan 253 (87-93-73), Sherwood Hills248 (84-68-96), Lanang 244 (85-70-89), South Cotabato 237 (67-91-79), Stanford 225 (81-63-81), Victorias 193 (74-51-68), Reno Tahoe 166 (48-56-62), Moffet Fields 160 (53-50-57), Seattle 145 (53-45-47)

Friendship – Austral-Asian 233 (68-69-96), PGA British Columbia 219 (72-65-82), Fil-Am Hawaii 216 (80-72-64), Cotabato 210(75-61-74), UP Tee Jots 210 (78-60-72), Pittsburg 193 (68-53-72), Skywest 191(57-56-78), SFO Crystal Springs 181 (67-55-59), Figme 161 (60-41-60), Green Tee Riyadh 114 (39-32-43), Samahan/Greater Vancouver 111 (24-38-49)

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