PAL Interclub: Manotoc returns for Sugar Barons
CANLUBANG will be oozing with power anew when the Sugar Barons try to wrest the Philippine Airlines (PAL) Seniors Interclub title away from arch-rival Luisita at the Mactan Island and Club Filipino layouts in Cebu.
Tommy Manotoc, who won the last of five senior individual titles in 2012, returns to the Cangolf roster after a two-year absence and will again lead the squad when it seeks to bounce back from a two-point loss to the Luisitans last year in Bacolod.
Senior action gets going tomorrow at the Mactan Golf Club and Club Filipino de Cebu with the regular men’s championship to start Wednesday next week at Club Filipino and Cebu Country Club. Orchard is the defending men’s champion.
Manotoc served two years as president of the National Golf Association of the Philippines during his absence and battled health issues that prevented him from also playing the Interclub.
Back in peak health and able to play a lot of golf again after stepping down last year, Manotoc is again listed as the man to beat in individual play and will be the anchor of Canlubang that last won also in Cebu two years ago.
“I’m excited to see old friends and play with them again,” Manotoc, whose term as NGAP president included a first championship in 17 years for the Philippines in the Putra Cup in 2013, said.
“Playing in the Interclub, especially for Canlubang, and doing battle with Luisita is something we look forward to every year,” said Manotoc.
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