Del Monte pulps Eagle Ridge in Founders


    BACOLOD CITY — Raul Minoza fired a tournament-best 54 points to power Del Monte Golf Club to the Founders division title at the close of the 34th Philippine Airlines Senior Interclub golf team championships.

    Minoza, younger brother of the legendary Frankie, made four birdies against the same number of bogeys at the Negros Occidental Golf and Country Club (formerly Marapara).

    Florencio Badelic and Erning Apas added 42 and 41, respectively, as the Bukidnon-based squad closed out with 137 for 548 overall.

    Twenty-four points behind was Eagle Ridge which finished with 136 behind Danilo Cruz (51), Dong Hee Kim (44) and Tony Mendoza (41).

    The Orchard, led by Jock Stacey’s 47, placed third with 126-519.

    In the Aviator class, Villamor scored 121 points at the Bacolod Golf Club to finish the 72-hole event with 502, 14 points ahead of Sherwood Hills.

    The other division winners were Van City Team 1 in the Sportswriter and Bacolod Golf Club in the Friendship.

    Hosted by the Philippine Airlines, the international event was backed by platinum sponsors Asian Air Safari, Vanguard Radio Network, Fox Networks Group, Radio Mindanao Network, Inc., Asian Journal Publications Philippines, Inc., Auto Nation Group, Inc. (Mercedes Benz), and SMDC.

    Major sponsors include The Boeing Company, University of Mindanao Broadcasting Network, Avolon Aerospace Singapore Pte Ltd, Manila Broadcasting Company, Primax Broadcasting, Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte Ltd, CIGNAL TV Inc., Travellers International Hotel Group Inc. (Resorts World), and Airbus.

    Other supporters are Uniglobe Travelware Co., Inc. (The Travel Club), Philippine Manila Standard Publishing Inc. (Manila Standard), Officine Corporation, GE Aviation, SEDA Hotels, BDO Unibank, Smart Communications, Inc., People Asia Magazine, A+E Networks Asia (History), Allianz PNB Life, Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Tanduay Brands, Rockwell Land Corporation, Petron Corporation, Splash Corporation, AB Heineken Philippines Inc., and Asia Brewery Inc. – Summit.