Lorenzo gets fresh mandate

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    MARTIN Lorenzo, Aurelio Montinola, and Al Panlilio kept their posts as president, chairman and treasurer, respectively, of the National Golf Association of the Philippines, while Rolly Romero emerged as the new vice president after the NGAP Annual Council Meeting and Biennial elections at the Alabang Country Club on Saturday.

    Romero of Camp Aguinaldo Golf Club topped the polls with 117 votes, with Jose Iñigo of Riviera earning 114 votes, followed by Sherwood Hills Golf Club’s Paul Shin Chan with 107, Panlilio of Manila Golf with 95, Sta. Lucia’s Vicente Santos with 94, while Montinola, also of Manila Golf, and Jose Dagdagan of Anvaya Cove and Ayala Greenfield, drew identical 93 votes.

    Lorenzo, who represents Luisita Golf and Country Club, Del Monte and Sta. Elena, actually drew 91 votes but was given a fresh mandate by the board to head the re-start of the country’s governing body for the sport’s program held back by the global health crisis last year.