Abla caps 28th GET Class A gross crown

28th GET OPEN CLASS A GROSS CHAMP Juan Karloz Alba (center) receives his Class A gross champion trophy from GET Open Golf co-chairman Edwin Torres as joined by organizers Fritz Tan and Jinggo Camomot of UMBN during the awarding ceremonies. BOY LIM

JUAN Karloz Alba, club manager of the Apo Golf and Country Club leaned on his course familiarity to carve a 34-point Stableford output for the Class A gross title at the close of the 28th Guillermo E. Torres (GET) Open golf tournament, Sunday at his home turf.

Alba a three-handicapper and a veteran of the annual Philippine Airlines Interclub wrested this year’s gross title as awarded by GET Open golf co-chairman Edwin Torres and joined by Fritz Tan and Jinggo Camomot of the organizing University of Mindanao Broadcasting Network (UMBN) during the awarding ceremonies held at the Royal Mandaya Hotel.

Alba heads the Class A honor roll which included net champion Brad Quemada (40) and Class A net runner-up and co-PAL Interclub teammate Tsikoy Saavedra (39).

Bong Cabang scored 28 Stableford points for the Class B gross crown as joined by Bert Pogoy who had 41 on a countback over Fred Abundo for the net title. Abundo settled for the net runner-up honors to complete the winner’s podium.

In Class C, Elvin Talan had 25 points to be the gross champion while Ace Salazar (47) and Don-don de Guzman (46) had their winning ways for the net title and runner-up honors, respectively.

Stella Barnes also made her presence felt after winning the Ladies gross crown, finishing with 21 points. Rutchie Albers (31) and Felisa Weckler (30) also joined Barnes on stage after claming the net champion and net runner-up, in that order.

The tournament which was held on a Father’s Day occasion saw 205 entries who participated in the Class A, B, C and Ladies categories.

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