BAGUIO CITY – With the Championship flights practically decided already in favor of Manila Southwoods, Don Petil had a flawless game and shot the only subpar score for a non-championship team and lead Team Surigao to a 12 point lead in Fil A in the 67th Fil-Am Invitational Golf Tournament presented by San Miguel at the Camp John Hay course, today, Dec. 9.
Petil had five birdies against three bogeys for a two under 67 for 38 points to give the team a 120 on day three and a 325 as their lead increased from three overnight.
Mon Capistrano had 29, while Edgardo Lopez and former Tourism secretary Ace Barbers added 28 and 25, respectively to count for the team. Silicon Valley had 110 points for 313 as Summit Point Elite gobbled three of its lead after the latter fired 113 for a 309.
In Am A, San Miguel – Northern Cement found the BCC course to their liking as they fired 115 for 335 and overtake a listing Philippine Navy for the lead.
The Navymen made only 98 points and is two down in what could be a two way battle leading to the last round. Camp John Hay shot 93 for their 300 and third spot but is only two up on Team Monterey.
Camp Aguinaldo closed with a 108 and 412 aggregate for a 37 point victory in Am A. Bladimir Arcillas led the Agui team with 30 points, Isiah Blue Recto made 28, while Ricky Velasco and Martin Jickian chipped in 25 and 23, respectively, to count for the team.
Subic Gas closed with a 93 and 375 for second place while Sultan Kudarat Miners holed out with 82 for 365 and third place.
After failing in the seniors bid, Douglas Puckett led Green Waters with 30 points as the team scored 116 points for a four day total of 419 and an 18 point victory in Fil B. Brother Gary and Robert Boado chipped in 29 a piece, while nephew John Paul added 28 to count for the team.
Baguio Country Club closed with 112 for 401 points, while Ventureslink Robros Jayworkx made 107 and 393 total to secure the second and third place, respectively.
TGIS Davao had 103 for a three day aggregate of 263 and an 11 shot lead on Eagle Masters II which had a 105 for 252 in Fil D. At third spot is Isabela Golf Club – Leaders which made 99 and 247.
Isabela Golf Club – Traders closed out with a 78 for 311 and held off a rampaging PhilCan Toronto which fired the flight best of 89 for 303 in Fil E. Summit Point slipped to third place after making 73 for 299.
Ultraflite Golf Club II slowed down with a 65 for a 278 aggregate and win the Am E title by 18 points. A distant second is PhilCan Toronto which rallied past Uragun after a 67 and 260 for second place. Uragun closed with a 59 and 256 for third.
In Am D, Batch 92 found BCC a tough course and made only 69 points for a flight best 234. But Ventureslink Robros Jayworkx ate eight points on Batch 92’s lead when it made 77 for 223.
Ventureslink actually overtook two teams for second spot with Team Surigao I and Fil-Am League of Golfers – Chicago made 67 and 62, respectively to be tied at third spot with identical 221.
By Dexter A. See