Lebosada, Bedico lead winners circle in Rotary Golf tournament

Caption Winners of the recent Rotary Golf for a Cause tournament at the Apo Golf and Country Club take a group photo.

Jerson Lebosada bagged the lowest gross title with his masterful 76 on Saturday at the Rotary Golf for a Cause tournament at the Apo Golf and Country Club. Sharing the limelight was 27-handicapper Erap Bedico who took the overall net plum with his mind boggling net 59 or the equivalent of 13 under par.

The sun-baked Apo golf and country club played host to a total of 150 golfers who tried their best to tame the treacherous Apo golf. “That’s how unpredictable Apo golf is, you need accurate and controlled shots when she is dry and need power for length when wet and soggy” said Rotary Past District Governor Salvador” Bading” Angala, who’s a golf enthusiast in his younger days. PDG Angala was the guest of honor during the awards night.

“We are very thankful for the support of all Rotarians, friends and sponsors and of course, you golfers who make this tournament a total success” said RC Davao president May Divino.in her welcome remarks. Indeed, the generosity of sponsors was evident when most of the hole in one prizes were given to be raffled off during the awarding fellowship when no lucky golfer was able to hit the jackpot.

Manfred Lawas’ gross score of 77 topped the Class A division with Mark Oropeza sharing the honors by bagging the Net title with his Net 70. Patrick Tan (80) and Ken Libron (76) settled for the gross and net runner up honors respectively.

For the Class B division, Cocoy Alimes (83) bagged the Gross title over Dennis Capa (85) with EJ So (69) winning the division Net title via countback over Bob Lacaya.

Bernard Alcoriza (84) bagged the Class C Division Gross diadem over Kokoi Arrieta’s 91. Edge Davao columnist Chito Malabanan (84) bagged the Net title for the division with his net score 63 over Vince Batacan (67) who settled for the runner up honors.

Veteran golfer Tony Bautista topped all comers for the Seniors division by bagging the gross title with his 82 with Rey Abear (85) settling as runner up. Fred Bandong (71) and Felix Onofre (72) took home the honors for Net Champion and Runner up respectively.

The full force of RC East Davao and RC Davao came in support of the tournament and so with the Rotaract clubs under their wings. The spirit of rotary can be felt from the registration, to the fairways, in providing food, drinks and entertainment during the awarding fellowship.

“Proceeds of this tournament will go directly to our beneficiaries, for the water system of the IP community in Paquibato district” said tournament co chairman Engr Darwin Santos, prexy of RC East Davao. “We are happy to announce also that one set of game fowls will be raffled off tonight and so with the other Hole in one prizes, a 55inches Smart TV, one washing machine, a refrigerator and an air conditioning unit” Engr Santos concluded.

Golfers were glued to their seats entertained by the jazzy number from a female guest singer and by the special number from crooner Chad Borja while taking part of the bountiful dinner buffet and while waiting for their names to be called during the raffle.

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