Zaragosa routs Pila, Go shines
RUPERT Zaragosa wrested control early and never let up, ripping local bet Rolando Pila, 6 and 5, in the 36-hole finals yesterday of the first MVP Sports Foundation Visayas Regional Match Play championship at Cebu Country Club.
The 19-year-old Zaragosa, the top seed, took a 4-up lead after the first 18 holes before returning in the afternoon in cruise mode to complete his domination of the field.
LK Go took a very different route in the women’s finals before besting Harmie Constantino.
Go, whose family is a member of the exclusive club, came back from 1-down after the first 18 to upset the reigning stroke play champion in front of a big appreciative gallery that cheered its own.
Jolo Magcalayo, Zaragosa’s victim in the Final Four, posted an exciting 19th-hole victory over former club champion Mark Dy to snare third place.
Kristine Torralba was third in the distaff side with a walkover win over Angela Mangana.
The next big amateur event will be the Philippine Junior Stroke Play Open set on April 14 at Sherwood Hills Golf Club in Cavite.
The PH Am Open Match Play will be held from April 25-29 at the Orchard Golf and Country Club in Dasmariñas, Cavite. For inquiries, call NGAP at (02) 5179778 or 7065926. Musong R. Castillo
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