Gumapac takes centerstage in 29th Durian Tee

Davao City – Philippine Airlines Interclub golf campaigner Vincent Gumapac didn’t only made his presence felt by winning a hole-in-one premium prize but also added another title to his cabinet of championships, Saturday at the close of the 29th Durian Tee Invitational golf tournament played at the Apo Golf and Country Club.

Gumapac, a mainstay of Rancho Palos Verdes Golf and Country Club in the annual Philippine Airlines Interclub men’s regular division, sparked the fairways on the tournament’s second day by drilling a rare hole-in-one feat on hole no. 4 to win a brand new Subaru XV 20.1 SUV as witnessed by flight mates Ji Yong Jung and Edgar Lao. Not only for that but also bagged the team gross title paired with fellow PAL Interclub teammate Ninot Galicia with a total of 130 points coming off similar 65s.

TEAM CHAMPION Vincent Gumapac and Ronald Galicia (with trophies) pose for posterity with Apo Golf and Country Club President Joseph Ng and Board of Director Richard Hong during the awarding ceremonies. (Photo by Boy Lim)

TEAM CHAMPION
Vincent Gumapac and Ronald Galicia (with trophies) pose for posterity with Apo Golf and Country Club President Joseph Ng and Board of Director Richard Hong during the awarding ceremonies. (Photo by Boy Lim)

“Swerte lang talaga,” Gumapac said after receiving the team title trophy and the key to the brand new SUV during the awards night held at the RMC FilOil Flying V Arena.

Gumapac and Galicia edged the duo of Ian Dagatan and Roroy Minoza who settled for first runner-up gross honors with 126 points (58-68) and the pair of Leo Yap and Christopher Tan who placed second runner-up with 123 (59-64).

Den-den de Castro and Jinggoy Tuazon wound-up third gross runner-up with a total of 122 from rounds of 62 and 60.

HOLE-IN-ONE WINNERS Vincent Gumapac (left) and Roy Aquino were lucky hole-in-one winners in the recent 29th Durian Tee Invitational tournament. Gumapac’s ace brought him a brand new Subaru XV 20.1 SUV while Aquino’s feat earned him a Kia Picanto. (Photo by Boy Lim).

HOLE-IN-ONE WINNERS
Vincent Gumapac (left) and Roy Aquino were lucky hole-in-one winners in the recent 29th Durian Tee Invitational tournament. Gumapac’s ace brought him a brand new Subaru XV 20.1 SUV while Aquino’s feat earned him a Kia Picanto. (Photo by Boy Lim).

Winners in the team net category saw: Ace Salazar/Ryan Guiang – champion (76-97-173), JJ Saavedra/Raul Torres – 1st runner-up (90-82-172), Robert Siason/Peter Militante – 2nd runner-up (93-77-170), Gino Strong/Randy Ceniza -3rd runner-up (82-86-168).

In the individual category, EJ Casintajan shared the limelight by winning the overall gross title on a countback next to Kuresh Samanodi after both tallied similar 71s while Guiang romped off with the overall net with 97.

Samanodi took the Class A gross crown leaving past Martin Castillo with the runner-up with 66.

Other individual winners were Oying Caturan 79 (Class A net champion), Jing Tan 76 (Class A net r-up), Abraham Pandapatan 63 (Class B gross champion), Paul Garcia 58 (Class B gross r-up), Jessie Afinidad 87 (Class B net champion), Zandro Ian Lacida 84 (Class B net r-up), Martin Pineda 47 (Class C gross champion), Joseph Tan 44 (Class C gross r-up), Ed De Guzman 87 (Class C net champion), George Inocentes 86 (Class C net r-up), Gemma Bokawachi 45 (Ladies gross champion), Maricel Kim 45 (Ladies gross r-up), Alyssa Quiogue 80 (Ladies net champion), Airene Takahashi 76 (Ladies net r-up), Benhur Villarosa 64 (Seniors gross champion), Boy Tan 60 (Seniors gross r-up), Richmond Alejo 90 (Seniors net champion) and Sam Saeng Hwang 90 (Seniors net r-up).

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