Samanodi, Gascal score gross titles in 29th GET Open

PROMISING golfers Kuresh Samanodi and Gani Gascal made their presence felt by scoring separate gross titles at the close of the 29th Guillermo E. Torres (GET) Open golf tournament, Sunday at the posh Apo Golf and Country Club.

Samanodi, a Philippine Airline (PAL) Interclub mainstay, wound up with the Class A gross title after scoring 35 Stableford points leaving past closest rival Brad Quemada at the runner-up honors with 33. Sonny Lebosada emerged as the Class A net champion with 40 points while Atty. Manny Nitorreda wound-up with the runner-up honors with 38.

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CLASS A GROSS CHAMPION Class A gross champion Kuresh Samanodi received his trophy from GET Open overall chairman Guillermo Torres Jr, UM Board of Trustees member Edwin Torres and tournament director Fritz Tan during the awarding of 29th GET Open Golf Tournament held at Royal Mandaya Hotel. BING GONZALES

Gascal shared the limelight by winning the Class B gross crown with 28 points on top of runner-up winner Rolly Lobo who finished with 27. Completing the Class B division winners are Gill Bullecer who had 45 points for the net crown while Felix Enofre had 40 for the net runner-up.

In Class C, Fred Abundo emerged as the gross champion with 27 points followed by Godfrey Costinares for the runner-up with 24. Richard Liban had 49 points for the net crown while Jessie Afinidad (48) completed the winner’s podium with the net runner-up.

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CLASS B WINNER Gani Gascal received his Class B gross champion trophy from GET Open overall chairman Guillermo Torres Jr, UM Board of Trustees member Edwin Torres and tournament director Fritz Tan. BING GONZALES

Ruchie Albers saw herself on top of the winner’s podium by claiming the Ladies division gross crown. She finished with 23 points leaving past the runner-up honors to JM Balbuena who had 21. Felisa Weckler bagged the net division crown with a 37 on top of closest foe Maria Crystal Fuentes who toured the par-72 course with 33.

GET Open overall chairman Willie Torres assisted by University of Mindanao Board of Trustee Edwin Torres and tournament co-chairman Fritz Tan awarded the winners with their respective trophies and merchandise during the awarding ceremonies held at the Royal Mandaya Hotel Grand Ballroom.

Torres also handed cheque to Mount Apo Science Foundation Director Angelita R. Calag which also highlighted the awarding rites. The Mount Apo Science Foundation is the chief beneficiary of the tournament which is dubbed as the city’s longest running to date.

Torres also awarded Atty. Manny Nitorreda, Apo Golf and Country Club president and University of Mindanao Board of Director, a special token for joining the annual tournament consistently for the past 29 years.

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