Successful Ateneo de Zambo MM Alumni golf classic tournament hailed PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 08 March 2011 00:00

Here’s good news from Ateneo de Zamboanga Metro Manila Alumni Association (ADZUMMA) for their student and faculty educational scholars.

Golfer Kevin Saclot, playing under the sponsorship of Philippine Airlines (PAL), emerged as the over-all champion in the 10th ADZUMMAA Golf Classic 2011 held last Feb. 24, 2011 at the Executive Course of the Valley Golf & Country Club in Antipolo City.

Some 88 participants, 20 of whom are Zamboagueños, took part in what tournament coordinator Jimmy Panginiban described as the “the biggest and the most successful ADZUMMAA golf tournament we ever held in the last 10 years.”

ADZUMMAA President Paulino Pe attributed the success of the tournament to the active participation of the association’s board of directors, the sponsors and the golfers who took part in the annual event.

Aside from Saclot, the other winners were Dennis Gonzales who score the Lowest Gross score while expat Chris Webb emerged champion in the Class A category. Ex-junior golfer Rey Dizon finished first runner up while Antonio Bernardo, a project engineer of Archipelago Builders, finished second runner up.

Engineer Bong Fernando, a graduate of the University of Sto. Tomas, won the championship in the Class B category while businessman Jack Go finished first runner up. Medical practitioner Alvin Cabriera finished second runner up.

EZ Camacho, a native of Cagayan de Oro playing for Kia Motors, emerged champion in the Class C category while businessman Mike Lim placed first runner up. Butch Camacho finished placed runner up.

In the ladies division, Meg Koh, a Singapore-based Filipina married to prominent Singaporean banker Ken Kho, emerged as champion while Rose Casimiro landed in the first runner up slot. Junior golfer Aisa Nocum, daughter of former Zamboangueño journalist and now PR specialist Arman Nocum, finished second runner up.

During the awarding ceremonies Pe and Panginiban gave away plaques of appreciation to 72 sponsors and golfers who supported the ADZUMMAA gold tournament in the past ten years.

“We have very generous sponsors and we appreciate the support given us through the years. All these will benefit the Faculty Development Program of our beloved alma mater, the Ateneo de Zamboanga University,” said Pe.
Jesuit priest Fr. Bill Kreutz, Ateneo de Zamboanga immediate past president, graced the awarding ceremonies and commended the ADZUMMAA officers for its programs to help improve the quality of education in the school.

The ADZUMMAA is an association of Ateneo de Zamboanga alumni residing in Metro Manila and its nearby provinces.  It is known for its successful implementation of its 20-year-old Ateneo de Zamboanga Faculty Development Program wherein teachers at the said institution are given advance studies scholarships to improve the quality of its education.

The ADZUMMAA also regularly holds social and sports activities in order to promote camaraderie and friendship among Zamboanga City natives who are now based in Metro Manila and the nearby provinces.

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(Philippians 2:3-4). “Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 March 2011 14:23