120 golfers compete in Zambo golf tourney PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 22 April 2012 14:03

Some 120 golfers from  around the country and Brunei joined the two-day golf tournament that reeled off yesterday at the Zamboanga City Golf and Country Club, the oldest golf course in the country.

The two-day event dubbed as “Eric Laviña Cup” is being sponsored by the Zamboanga City based Perlas Tee Golf Foundation.

The 120 golfers were divided into 30 teams. Players are from the different golf clubs in the country and  a team from Brunei. Teams from Zamboanga City played host to golfers from Cebu, Manila, Valenzuela and Brunei. The awarding ceremony will be tonight at Marcian Garden Hotel.

The tee-offs of the different teams from 6 to 7 a.m. was successful because the rains have showered the green floor of the golf and country club.

Raymond Padayhag disclosed that the Perlas Tee Golf Foundation is headed by Joseph Dy and Eric Chiong. The foundation envisions to revive the JUNGOLF program of Zamboanga Golf and Country Club, a program aimed at developing interest in the sports among pre-teens and teeners and paving the way for their greater involvement in the game.

As their big mission, the  Perlas Tee Golf Foundation wishes to help promote golfing in this city as veritable tourism come-on and play host to the different types of  invitational golf tournaments as done by the Coral Tee of Cebu. Durian Tee of Davao and the Mango Tee of Manila and others.

The two-day event is fully supported by the Zamboanga Golf and Country Club headed by Atty. Quirino Esguerra Jr. — Allen Abastillas