BAGUIO CITY – Sonny Liwan and Fred Puckett emerged overall champions after entering the lowest gross and lowest net scores, respectively, in the recently concluded Benguet Electric Cooperative (BENECO) Golf for a Cause held last week at the Pine Woods Golf and Country Club.
The golf tournament was part of the activities lined up by BENECO during the celebration of its 46th founding anniversary wherein proceeds of the competition were given to the BGHMC Dialysis and Partners Association Inc. and 11 individuals, mostly former BENECO employees, who are in need of medical/financial assistance.
Paul Mayos emerged as the champion in Class A followed by Winnie Bautista while Goody Ignacio placed third.
Class B was topped by Councilor Michael Lawana followed by Rex Buyucan while Nap Rosito landed in third place.
Raul Cadiogan topped the Class C followed by Bernard Capuyan while third place went to Zaldy Negradas.
EP Geston topped the ladies category while Vanessa Bango settled for second place.
Some 150 golfers signified their intention to play in the tournament but only 132 players were able to actually play in the said competition.
The Gold sponsors of the tournament were Centrade Integrated Sales, Corp, AC Harris Cable Corporation, Atdinum Energy Inc., Team Philippine Energy Corporation, Hyrax Electrical Engineering Services, Baguio’s Finest Security Agency and Development Bank of the Philippines Baguio Branch; the Silver sponsors were PPI Pazific Power Corporation, Arizona Marketing Corporation, Arch Elvis Palicdon, IIEE Banguio-Benguet Chapter, Industrial Galvanizer Corporation of the Philippines, Angtod Electical Services, Dulhunty International Philippines, Inc, BEA Power Industries Services, Inc/Asiaphil, Hexacom Enterprises, 3K Rock Engineering, First Philec, Engr. Percival Backeng Teknofive Industrial System Inc. and Americal Wire and Cable Co. Inc. while the Bronze sponsors were Calajo Food haus, Engr. Cesar Tamesis, Mamaspas Electrical Services, Stresscrete Pole Corporation, Kamimura Botika, Standard Insurance, New Cuna Hardware, Xworks Sales and Services, Inc, GERCO, Grant Electrical, Valley Bread , Gemar Trading, EDMI Philippines, Celeasco, BLC Construction & Aggregates, Pines Kumpadres Golf Association, Lanting Security and JFI.
The golf tournament was through the initiative of BENECO, through its labor and management cooperation (LMC) Council, with Assistant General Manager Melchor Licoben as adviser and event coordinator.
He said that the event was able to raise a substantial amount that was given to the beneficiaries, thus, the successful conduct of the tournament will serve as an inspiration and motivation for them to sustain the annual conduct of the same so as to provide whatever needed assistance to their future beneficiaries.
Licoben expressed BENECO’s gratitude to the sponsors and players for making the tournament successful and providing the needed assistance to the identified beneficiaries.