Taojo hurt as Palos scores 111 pts.

RANCHO Palos Verdes Golf and Country Club team captain Noe Taojo injured his right elbow and failed to see action yesterday in Day 2 of the 68th Philippine Airlines (PAL) Interclub Men’s Golf Tournament at the Cebu Country Club. RPV, however, still improved their second round output with 111 points after strong performances from 21-year old Ernest James “EJ” Casintahan and Ronald “Ninot” Galicia, who both carded 31s. Roderick Lo added 30 while RPV general manager Jose Vincent Lopez chipped in 19 points. The 52-year old Taojo rested his injured right elbow two weeks ago for the PAL Interclub. “But then I still couldn’t even carry a club during our practice Monday here,” said Taojo, also last year’s team captain in Bacolod. “Sayang wala kasi kaming alternate player” said teammate Randy Cadiogan. Casintajan, who is only playing for his second straight year with RPV, shot back-to-back birdies at holes no. 7 and 8. He also made nine pars and five bogeys but got one pick-up at the par 5 no. 11. Galicia also birdied the 2nd and 6th, both par 5s, and had 10 pars. RPV debuted in the Founder’s division with 104 at the Club Filipino de Cebu last Wednesday from Casintajan (29), Lo (28), Cadiogan (24) and Leo Yap (23). Jose Vincent Lopez’s 20 did not count. His younger brother Marc was expected to arrive yesterday afternoon to see action for the last two remaining days. Also slated to still see action for the Mandug-based squad are Kuresh Samanodi and Christopher Tan for 36 holes. Yap, Galicia and Cadiogan each has one more 18 holes to play in the 4-day event. Apo and Davao City golf clubs are also both entered in the Founders division while Lanang is in the Sportswriters division.

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FOR PAR Ludwig Ledesma of Davao City Golf and Country Club holds his ball for a par shot at hole 8 during the day one action of the men’s regular of the 68th PAL Interclub Golf Tournament at Cebu Golf and Country Club. BING GONZALES

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