Domogan-led CJH is virtual first super senior champion


BAGUIO CITY – Baguio Mayor Mauricio Domogan scored 29 points and lead anew co-host Camp John Hay Club to 94 for a three day aggregate of 289 to virtually clinch the inaugural Super Senior title of the 69th Fil-Am Invitaitonal golf tournament at the Baguio Country Club course today, Dec. 4.

Korean national and retired architect Park Jong Won had a solid 28 anew as he backed the Baguio mayor even as Carlos Nano and Jun Tolete added 19 and 18 points respectively for the newly introduced division for players 70 years of age and older.

Golf F Veteran is a distant second with 223 points after a 72, 66 point off the leader. The only uncertain thing in the division is the third placer which could either go to Team Hollywood II or Residences at Brent with the former ahead by only three points. Team Hollywood has a 175 after shooting a 49, while the latter made a third day output of 53 for 172.

Park, who played for the winning CJH Seniors Fil Championship team from 2012 to 2014 and with Pugo Adventures in 2015, also leads the individual race with 84 and two up on his mayor teammate. The next best placed is Jun Bugaco of Golf F – Veterans who has a three day total of 69, 13 down on the mayor.

To make it sweeter for CJH, Tolete scored a hole-in-one at the 160 yard hole number 14 of the BCC. Tolete, who finished with 18 points, used an Adams Idea Pitching Wedge to sink his ProVi #2 ball at said hole.

Noel Marcellano and Rollie Valdez both shot a 26 and lead Dugong Bughaw to a 95 production at the BCC link for a three day sum of 311 and increase their lead to 18 with a round to go in Seniors Fil A competition.

Baylor PTT managed 91 points for 293 and second spot, while BCC limped home with a 79 for 277 points which is just a shot off San Miguel Corporation which made 83.

Thanks to a pair of 26s from Wolf Simandl and Steve Arnold as B&Y Utopia stayed off Moto to remain atop the Seniors Am G.

Both teams scored 94 points at the CJH links as B & Y now tally 261, four off Moto which was led by Philex Mining Corporation top man Euls Austin with 26.

A-1 Driving, meanwhile, seized third sport after scoring 87 and a 253 aggregate for a six shot lead on Magiting 83 which made 80 points.

It will be a thrilling finale in Regular Fil G Thursday after EK Amigos made their move at the BCC greens to cut the lead of three day leader Bibak New York to only one.

Rodante Pangilinan, Danny Wong, Ricky Dimarucot and Ferdie Matias were steadier at the short and tricky BCC course when they combined for 66 points to finally gain a headway and 233 points to move to within a point off the leader.

Bibak NY managed 62 points on the 25 of Lindley Hora, 15 of Reggie Reyna, 13 of Donnie Leonor and nine of Jimmy Martin.

A distant third is Eaglemasters at 208 after a 63.  Yokosuka Rinsing Sun thrived at the longer CJH course as they shot an 87 for 222 points and overtake two round leader IGC – Tugegarao. The Cagayanos managed 67 points only for 220 aggregate setting up another spectacular finale for the Am G title.

Team Foretee stays at third spot with 205 after a 72.  Mighty Sandigans shot a 77 for a three day total of 238 and up the lead to 11 in Seniors Fil C action.

Despite a two point penalty on day two, Ropali – Isabela Golf Club wrested second spot from Eaglemasters after 72 and a one shot lead on the latter which made 228. Guam Kool Swingers is another shot down after a 72.

BCC, meanwhile, increased its lead from eight to 15 after shooting a 90 at the CJH course for a three day total of 264.  Reggie Gamboa led BCC’s charge with 25, Herr Bautista and Mariano Ang made 23 and Jun Basabica added a 19 to count for the team which leads Davao Eaglemasters in Senior Am C.

The Davao team came up with 83 points for 249, four off a rampaging Hillsiders Baguio which submitted the flight best round of  91 for a 245 total.  Hillsiders are mostly former residents of Hillside and now US – based, a barangay adjacent John Hay, that include The Manor at John Hay general manager Ramon Cabrera.

PML/Fil-Am Media