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Manotoc powers Canlubang surge

CEBU CITY—Tommy Manotoc sizzled in his comeback with 53 points yesterday as Canlubang swept past defending champion Luisita halfway through the Philippine Airlines (PAL) Interclub Seniors golf team championships here.

Trailing by eight at the start of the round at Club Filipino de Cebu in Danao, Canlubang amassed a three-man total of 140 points as Rolly Viray backed Manotoc with 44 and Luigi Yulo added 43 for a two-point lead over Luisita, 269-267.

Luisita, which dethroned Canlubang by two last year in Bacolod, managed only 130 for the day with Francis Gaston leading the way with a 45. Minieng Maravilla scored a 44 and Seven Roxas Chua a 41.


“I didn’t know that I still have it,” said the 65-year-old Manotoc, a five-time individual champion of the 55-and-over event who begged off from spearheading the Sugar Barons in the last two years to serve as  president of the National Golf Association of the Philippines.


“I felt good out there. I missed playing under this type of pressure,” added Manotoc, who will also play for Wack Wack in the regular men’s Interclub scheduled next week at the same Club Filipino and Cebu Country Club here.

Manotoc shot the equivalent of a one-over 73,  five strokes better than the rest of the field. He gunned down three birdies on the back nine to finish with four for the day against three bogeys and a double bogey.

Cebu Country Club stayed in third spot with 130-256. Scoring for CCC were Koichi Horii 48, Editho Tirol 42 and Lorenzo Alaan 40.

Meanwhile, Eagle Ridge padded its lead to 11 over Negros Occidental in the Founders division.

Eagle Ridge collected 127 points from Korean Lee Tonghwa (45), Cesar Castro (42) and Ryoo Si Kun (40) to improve to 260.

Negros Occidental drew 124 points from Federico Locsin III (44), Lito Ong (41) and Rene Silos (39) for 249, five shots ahead of Pueblo de Oro.


Scoring for Pueblo de Oro were Clifford Celdran (43), Miguel Celdran (34) and Jeun Yang (34).

Del Monte Seniors showed the way in the Sportswriters division by five over Forest Hills with 215 while Pinoy Vancouver took a 20-point lead over Guam Seals with 196 in the Friendship class.

Hotel H20, Travelife, Boeing International Corp., Business Mirror and GE Aviation are sponsoring the twin events. Other backers include Mareco Broadcasting Network (Crossover), People Asia Magazine, Whealth Inc., Aerospace, Uniglobe Travelware Co. Inc., Tanduay Distillers and Intercontinental Manila.

The second-day scores:

CHAMPIONSHIP—Canlubang 269, Luisita 267, Cebu 256, Orchard 242, Alta Vista 237, Manila Golf 234, Socal Redhawk 223, Victorias 198, SFO Crystal 190, Club Filipino de Cebu 178, PGAQ 158, Fil-Am Fairfield 150, Fil-Am N J 131

FOUNDERS—Eagle Ridge 260, Negros 249, Pueblo De Oro 244, Riviera Golf 243, Coral Ocean Point Saipan 239, Camp Evangelista 237, Manila Southwoods 235, Camp John Hay 235, Wack Wack 234, Phil Navy Golf 230, Villamor 226, Mactan 225 Veterans 223, Valley Golf 223, Fil-Am Hawaii 220, Apo Golf 218, Rancho Palos Verdes 214, Davao 198, Lanang 144 Mharlika 211, Bay City Golf Club Almeda 142

SPORTSWRITERS—Del Monte Seniors 215, Forest Hills 210, Bacolod Golf 210, Zamboanga 208, Iligan Golf 201, Club 1872 Los Angeles 201, Vancouver ABC 198, San Juanico 197, Baguio CC 195, Mabuhay Golf of SFO 195, South Bay 191, Van City Golf 190, South Cotabato 186, Sarangani Golf 186, Cotabato Golf 186, TaoTao Muna 185, Iloilo Golf 181, UP Tee Jots 176, Brookside 174, Sienna Plantation 174, PGA British Columbia 174, Astral Asian Melbourne 172,  MSU Golf 167, Guihalaran Golf 165, Travelers Golf Club of S F 161,  Paoay Golf 154, Phil Am Golf Central Florida 152,  Bay Area Golf Org 150, Lumbia 142, Tri City Golf 92,  Fil Am SFO 86.

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FRIENDSHIP—Pinoy Vancouver 196, Guam Seals 176,  Mt Malindang 174, Fil-Oz Sydney 162, Moffet Field 160, CanPhil Golf Assoc 153, Bennet Valley 151,  Leyte Golf 149, Brotherhood Sharp 146, Guam Seniors 144, Greater Van Association 144, West Covina Warrior 141, SFO Penisula Int’l 134, Sky West 133, Par Breakers Golf of British Columbia Canada 129, SFO Alliance 128, Pittsburg Fil-Am 128, Winners Circle Golf 128, Sand Baggers of Vancouver 87.

TAGS: Canlubang, Cebu, Club Filipino, Luisita

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