Monsalve-Uy claims S’woods Invit’l crown

MANILA, Philippines – Ryan Monsalve and partner Paolo Uy assembled a 284 to capture the overall gross championship while Manolo Agojo and Edsel Opulencia took the overall net crown with a 164 in the 2015 Southwoods Invitational at Southwoods’ Legends and Masters Courses in Carmona, Cavite recently.

Monsalve shot a 69 and 67 while Uy carded a 76 and 72 at the Legends layout for a gross 284 in the 36-hole tournament, Manila Southwoods’ premier member-guest tournament backed by hole-in-one sponsors Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. and Diamond Motors Corp., Royal Caribbean Int’l Baron Travel Inc., Mit-Air Inc., Kart Plaza and The Turf Company. Monsalve and Uy ended up with a net 162.

Renie Floro and Ruel Cabral pooled 156 points under the Aggregate Modified Stableford scoring system, nipping Poch Hernandez and Junie Fontanilla, who also scored a 156, in the countback to bag the Division I crown in the event where proceeds will be donated to charities benefitting the local victims of Typhoon Glenda.

Arnie Janolo shared the spotlight when he scored a hole-in-one on the 187-yard No. 3 of the Masters using a Rescue 5. He won a Texas Eagle golf cart from the Turf Company. His partnership with member also netted them the sponsors/guest crown with 161 points, 17 points ahead of Salvador Ruiz and Sherwin Virata who made a 144.

Dom Amistad drove home the brand-new Mitsubishi Mirage G4 GLS Sedan AT he won in the grand raffle with Jose Guevarra winning the seven-day Mediterranean Greek Isle Cruise for two.

Mario Badillo and Roland Garcia took the Division II diadem also with a 164, beating Kim Yong Mi and Rita Horan, who assembled a 162 while Lanfen Hsieh and Connie Moncur came through a net 163 at the Masters Course to pocket the Division III crown with Antonio Ong and Ricardo Cabanela placing second with a 160.

Salvador Cabrera and Joe Gonzales pooled a 157, also at the Masters, to edge Rufino Bomasang and Virgilio Bucat, who also scored a 157, in the countback to snatch the Division IV title in the annual event supported by MMPC and DMC, Royal Caribbean/Baron Travel and Mit Air Sales Center as Platinum sponsors and Warbird Investigation and Security Agency, Inc. and Agrexplore while San Miguel Purefoods and Resorts World Manila as Gold backers.

Other backers of the event were Bronze sponsors Asia Pacific Golf Corp., Camp John Hay Golf Club, Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon San Jose Law Offices, Club Leisure Management Corp., Eagle Ridge Golf and Country Club, Forest Hills Golf and Country Club, GandW Clubshares, GG and A Clubshares, Golden Oats, Le Chef, Manila Southwoods Manor, Prime Power and The Turf Company.