Davao, Apo golfers within striking distance in Founders race

70th PAL team apo golf Larry Nicvlog
70th PAL team apo golf Larry Nicvlog

Don’t count out the homeboys just yet.

Davao City Golf Club and Apo Golf and Country Club stayed within striking distance of the pacesetters after 36 holes of golf in the 70th Philippine Airlines Seniors Interclub on Thursday.

Playing at the Apo layout for the second round, DCGC got solid rounds from Elmer Basilio and veteran Benhur Villarosa who scored 46 and 45, respectively to pace the Matina-based swingers who carded an aggregate 130 for the day.

Basilio has been the bright spot for the Davao parbusters after scoring a 45 in the first round.

Jose Daigdigan added 39 for DCGC while the 36 of Boy Braganza did not count. Along with a 132 in the first round, DCGC now has a 262 total to stay in third place of the Founders division just six points behind leader Orchard (268) followed by Cebu Country Club (267).

Apo positioned itself in fifth place with a 128 total failing to cash in bigtime at homefront.

Soc Cadayona exploded with 50 points while Larry Pasquil chipped in 42. Larry Miculob had a 36 and Jose Tesado’s 34 did not count for Apo which has a two-day total of 258.

Orchard scored 130 points at Apo Golf and Country Club for a two-day total of 268 points.

Scoring for Orchard were Louie Garcia 44, Chito Servida 43 and Luis Sajorda 43.

Ramontito Garcia fired 51 points to lead CCC which collected 137 points for 269. Other scorers were Matsugo Ochiai 44 and Nonoy Tirol 42.

Pueblo de Oro is running fourth with 261.

Meantime, co-host Rancho Palos Verdes (245) moved up from 10th to 5th place in the Aviator Division while Lanang is two notches down at 7th place (232).

The 70th PAL Interclub Platinum sponsors are Mareco Broadcasting Network, A&E Networks Asia, RMN Networks, The Manila Standard, Fox Networks Group, Rolls-Royce, TV5, MasterCard, TFC and Business Mirror.

Major sponsors include Asian Air Safari, Airbus, Primax Broadcasting Network and Sabre Airline Solutions while Corporate sponsors are Baron Travel Corporation, Boeing, MX3, GE Aviation, Bombo Radyo Philippines, Asia Brewery, Tanduay Distillers, Sabre Airline Solutions and Tourism Promotions Board.

The donors are Shangri-La at The Fort, Trinity Insurance and Eton Properties.