December 6, 2022

Twelve-year-old Zyrah de Leon has stolen the thunder from the rest of players who saw action in the monthly Kafagway golf event of the Baguio Country Club on Sept. 23 and 24 when she topped the ladies’ guest division.

De Leon collected 38 Molave points, the highest among female golfers and was tailed by Korean Kim Sukhee with 30 points and Angie Bondad with 27.

KAFAGWAY SERIES WINNERS — The Kafagway Golf Tournament series of Baguio Country Club saw Mar Bustos and Dai Tsuchiya emerging as overall champions in the member and guest divisions, but 12-year-old Zyrah de Leon has stolen the thunder from the rest of players when she topped the ladies’ guest division and won the nearest to the pin special award. — Roanne Galicia

De Leon also took the nearest to the pin special award.

It was an event to remember for the de Leons, as her father, Jun, netted 47 points to rule the guests class A followed by Nicho Tabora, also with 47, and Cesar Valencerina with 45.

Mar Bustos of the Baguio Blue Bloods and Dai Tsuchiya of Kumpadres shared the limelight, as they emerged the overall champions in the members and guests divisions with 67 and 66 gross scores, respectively.

Despite being a senior player, Bustos fired 271 yards at hole three to win the longest drive special award.
Pol Mayos had 45 points to win the members men’s A followed by Ed Basbas and Richard Difuntorum with 45 and 44 points in that order.

Sevie Oliva took the members men’s B plum with 41 points, followed Tony Boy Tabora and Benjie Favis with 39 apiece.

Donald Daganos, meanwhile, had 42 points to win the guests men’s B followed by Nikko Valencerina with 39 and Glenn Lonogan with 37.

Marilyn Reyes took the members ladies A with 40 points followed by Vivian Chua and Nora Sy with 37 apiece while Christine Chua topped the members ladies B with 28 points followed by Beth Patterson with 27 and Nida Whybrow with 25.

Chua also won the most accurate drive. – Harley F. Palangchao