SMNI scores back-to-back win in 12th Eaglemasters

Team SMNI, top team winner in the Championship Division along with the Eeglemasters board of directors led by President Leo Abellera Magno (second from left) during the awarding rites of the 12th Eaglemasters Golf tournament. (Tommy Inigo/RPVGCC photo)

SMNI duplicated its championship run last year after scoring back-to-back Championship Division title in the 12th Eaglemasters Golf Tournament held over the weekend at Rancho Palos Verdes Golf and Country Club and South Pacific Golf and Leisure Estates.

The youth-laden SMNI squad was bannered by Alexander Bisera, Elee Bisera, Lloyd Labrador, Ronnel Tagaan and Jhondie Quibol. Together, the SMNI golfers finished with a total of 281 points out of rounds of 147 and 134 to beat closest rival Arcadia Active Lifestyle Center which finished second with 261 (131-130).

Arcadia banked on Alain August Ace Stemeier, Bayani Garcia, Ken Rowel Zonio, JJ Alvarez and Albernito “Denden” De Castro.

Nippon Tech Builders, parading Demetrio Sanchez, Edison Tabalin, Jaime Antonio Beech, Nelson Roa and Ramon Fernando Jr., finished third place with 254 points (132-122) while UBI-Tapa King composed of Karloz Alba, Jose Mangulabnan, Marvin Caparros, Jon Baron and actor Derek Ramsay placed fourth with 250 points (130-120).

Meantime, Ronnie Balcita scored 80 points to win Flight B net title.

He scored 45 points at his home turf, Rancho Palos Verdes Golf and Country Club then followed it up with a 35-point total at the South Pacific Golf and Leisure Estates.

The 17-handicapper Balcita, who recently won the overall trophy in the first leg of the Sta. Lucia Golf Tour early this month, edged closest rival and co-member Abraham Rojas, a 13 handicapper, who finished second with 79 (40-39).

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