Surigao golfers claim 3 Fil-Am titles

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TEAM Surigao of former Rep. Ace Barbers captured a record three division championships, including the Fil-A and Am-A titles in the recent 63rd Fil-Am Invitational Tournament held in Baguio City.

Team Surigao I, composed of Ramon Capistrano, John Bertis, Roy Abalos, Ed Lopez and Carlo Packing, collected a total of 434 points in the four-day event held at Camp John Hay Golf Club in the first two rounds and Baguio Golf and Country Club in the final two rounds.

The team bested seven other squads in Fil-A, beating the Philippine Navy Golf Club (429) for the title.

In the Am-A championship, Team Surigao I won by a single point, as Barbers, Efren Alvez, Bing Alcantara, Benny Hurtado and Cesar Lacuna totaled 389 points to beat Forest Hills Country Club (388).

Barbers and his teammates were six points behind heading to the last round but had a final round of 112 points against Forest Hills’ 105 points to bag the title.

Team Surigao’s champion team in the Fil-E division is made up of Ely Polinag, Nong Madrid, Ariel Javelosa, Vic Se and Orly Mabutas.

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