Former U.S. Marine tops Navy Reserve tournament
Former United States Marine Cops serviceman Christian “Coach Cricket” Villareal fired a five-over 66 at the par 61 Baguio Country Club to emerge the class A champion in the Navy Reserve Golf Tournament on weekend.
BCC mainstay Ely Lagman tailed Villa-real with seven-over 67 for a first runner-up finish in the elite category with Ronald Espiritu as second runner-up with gross score of 72.
Jay Lee topped the men’s class B with 74 gross for net of 59 followed by Richard Dayag and Pat Eswag with 75 apiece for net of 60.
Ramon Tubilla ruled the men’s class C with a net of 61, edging out John Felix by countback and JP Casem for first and second runners-up finishes.
Jean Campos topped the ladies A with a net of 59 followed by Jane Aslor and Demma Dulnuan, who had net scores of 60 and 61, respectively.
Seo Eun Young had a net of 62 for the class B ladies championship trophy followed by Beth Patterson and Nene Palomares who both scored a net of 64.
Nachor Baucas clinched the nearest to the pin special award while Art Bacoco won the most accurate drive with Dan Cabatan winning the longest drive award.
Funds raised during the tournament will go to the civic projects and programs of the 112th Squadron, Northern Luzon Naval Reserve Command of the Philippine Navy.
The reserve group has been actively supporting the government’s response against the Covid-19 pandemic with its members having served as volunteers at the BCC vaccination center for almost a year and joined the police checkpoint along Palispis-Aspiras Highway during the peak of the pandemic lockdown. – Harley F. Palangchao