March 4, 2024

■  Harley F. Palangchao

OLD RELIABLE — Civic leader Peter Go of the Summer Capital Tenpin Bowling Association placed third from a field of close to 40 players who competed in the mixed seniors classified division of the 25th Sta. Lucia East Tenpin Bowling Association Open in Cainta, Rizal last week. — Contributed photo

Baguio civic leader Peter Go placed second runner-up in the mixed seniors classified division of the 25th Sta. Lucia East Tenpin Bowling Association (Sletba) Open in Cainta, Rizal last week.

At 73, Go is the oldest bowler among the top five podium finishers in the tournament that drew many top bowlers in the country.

The division was ruled by 63-year-old Grank Bodon followed by Jessie Cremen as second runner-up, 64; Bobith Agustin, 71 as third runner-up; and Abel Ulanday, 70, as fourth runner-up.

Go, who represented the Summer Capital Tenpin Bowling Association (SCTBA), scored a total of 1520 pinfalls during the eight-day tournament.

Close to 40 senior bowlers participated in the division with Lito Santarinala as the other oldest participant at 73.

Late last year, Go and his son, Nikko Jayson, were triumphant in the 2nd USBC-Davies Paints Open Tenpin Bowling Tournament at the Coronado Lanes, Starmall, Mandaluyong City.

The younger Kegler Go first won the mixed classified group 1 division playing a 241 average to win. He then delivered an upset win against members of the national bowling team when he became the back-to-back champion in the mixed open masters division via step-ladder format.

The older Goplaced second in the seniors division.

Go trailed perennial champion Enzo Marquez, who topped the division with 1571 pin falls.

The father and son are past presidents of the Baguio City Host Lions Club with the older Go being a past district governor of Lions District 301-C.

In October 2022, the older Go placed second in the 2022 Philippine National Open.