BACOLOD CITY– As soon as Lito Dublan sank his final putt on the 18th hole, his teammates greeted him with an applause.
Dublan just completed a 37-point effort that wrapped up the Sportswriters Division title for Rancho Palos Verdes in the Philippine Airlines Interclub Seniors edition on Sunday.
Braving the gusty winds of Binitin’s Negros Occidental Golf and Country Club, the RPV swingers took the championship with an aggregate 103 points for a 454 total on the four-day tournament–the 32nd edition of the Seniors side of the biggest club golfest in the country.
Abraham Dizon and Deo Cura added 33 points while the 27 of Elias Arriba did not count on the four-to-play-three-to-count scoring.
Overall, RPV’s Noe Taojo finished as the team’s leading scorer with 86 points followed by Randy Cadiogan with 77, Eugenio Serado 76, Josue Tesado 74 while Deo Cura and Dublan tied with 73 each, Abraham Dizom 65 and Arriba 61.
inishing second behind RPV was Forest Hills Golf Club which finished the day with 117 points for a 434 final score.
Two-day leader Veterans Golf Club Team A slid to third spot with an aggregate 110 points for a 429 final score.
Bacolod Golf was fourth with a total 429 points while Iligan Golf and Country Club now took 5th place tallying total of 416 points in the tournament.
The other three Davao clubs did not fare as well as RPV. Davao City Golf Club finished 6th with a 442 total while Lanang Golf was a far 11th with a 410 total. Both teams are playing behind eventual division winner Alta Vista Golf and Country Club topping the Aviator division with 481 total points.
Apo Golf and Country Club ended up 15th in the Founders Division hitting 117 points contributing to their 478 total on their final day.
Canlubang stile the Championship title from defending champion Luisita in the premier division.
The tournament is backed up by Primax Broadcasting, RMN and Fox, while major sponsors are BusinessWorld Publishing, Rolls Royce, TV5, Philippine Standard, Boeing, Under Armour, Eton Properties and Asia Brewery.
Day 4 Scores
CHAMPIONSHIP: Canlubang 573, Luisita 565, Del Monte 549
AVIATOR: Alta Vista 481, Villamor Airbase 473, Filam Hawaii 461, Iloilo 454, Sarangani 445, Davao City 442, Negros Occidental 442, Socal Redhawk 433, Team Coral Ocean Saipan 421, Club Intramuros 413, Lanang 410, Bay Area 407, Baguio Country Club 401, UP Tee Jots 397, Leyte 388, Travelers 381, PAR 2000 372, Bay City 371, Cotabato 366, MSU Marawi 364, Pinoy Vancouver Team A 356, Guam Seniors 354, Honolulu 351, Brotherhood Sharp 233
SPORTSWRITER: Rancho Palos Verdes 454, Forest Hills 434, Veterans A 429, Bacolod 428, Melbourne Pinoy 422, Iligan 416, Taotaomona 416, Club Filipino de Cebu 412, Van City 412, Sienna Plantation 410, San Juanico 410, South Cotabato 408, SF Maharlika 403, Paoay 396, SF Crystal Springs 385, Seattle 365, Alameda Bago 2 360, Dirab 349, San Francisco East Bay 343, Fort Bonifacio 335, Vancouver Golf Assoc of BC 315, Pinoy Vancouver B 314, Par Breakers 311, SF Peninsula GA Intl 238
FOUNDERS: Cebu Country Club 542, Negros Occidental A 528, Orchard 528, Alabang 524, Pueblo de Oro 515, Manila 514, Camp John Hay 508, Veterans B 503, Valley Golf 499, Eagle Ridge 493, Riviera Golf 492, Manila Southwoods 490, Wack Wack 487, Guinhalaran 478, Apo Golf 478, Zamboanga 443, Camp Evangelista 432, Team Metgut 406, PGA Qatar 357
FRIENDSHIP: South Bay LA 437, Club 1872 LA 430, Fil-Oz Sydney 409, Canphil 394, Philam Golf of Central Florida 386, Fil-am Fairfield 375, Eastridge 373, Mt Malindang 371, Mabuhay SFO 354, Guam Seals 349, Filam New Jersey 348, Richmond Range 342, PGA British Columbia 341, Filcansa 335, Lumbia 330, Winners Circle 326, Moffet Field 324, Bennett Valley 320, Guam Compadres 317, Tri-City 315, Fil-am SFO 302, West Covina 293, Skywest 263, Pittsburg Filam 241, SFO Alliance of Golfers 230