May 24, 2024
TOP GOLFER IS A WOMAN — Korean Seo Eun Young emerged as the overall champion in the 10th Apaches Golf Tournament held at the Baguio Country Club on April 2. Apache chief Ray Olarte, Apache Brave Mannix Nerona, and AB John Gerald Marasigan handed over the trophy to the female golfer during awards night. — Monch David

A guest player from South Korea and a retired police general were the biggest winners in the 10th Apaches Annual Golf Tournament at the Baguio Country Club on April 2.
The two winners scored a net 59 in the grand return of the all-Baguio boys sponsored event after two years of absence due to the lockdown brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Seo Eun Young copped the overall title edging retired police general Manny Obrera, who settled for the class A crown after a gross 73 in the System 36 event.
Rey Angel had the low gross of 68 but settled for second place in class A with his eight handicap and net 60 against the gross 73 of the 14-handicapper Obrera.
The 86-year-old Roger Munar, who learned golf in the 50s at the neighboring Camp John Hay, settled for third with a net 60, but a higher gross of 70.
Al Tabora made a gross 76 for a net 59 to win the class B crown while former Baguio mayor and Apache Brave Peter Rey Bautista, Jr. took second place edging Rae Dayasen, who settled for third place.
The two 18 handicappers came home with similar gross 78, but the former won via count back with a better back nine.
In class C, mining engineer Santiago Bugnosen, who learned golf late last year, submitted a 21 over 82 and a net 60 for his first golf title.
He shared the podium with two Apache braves – Mannix Nerona and Jun Tabanda – who toured the short but difficult layout with a gross 83 for a net 61. Nerona took the higher spot due to his last nine holes, which is better than the former Apache chief.
In women’s competition, Demma Dulnuan took the top podium after coming in with an eight-over 68 which is good for a net 60.
She beat Jessica Runez and Donna Navarette.
City Administrator Bonifacio dela Peña, one of those who attended the ceremonial tee earlier in the day, had the most accurate drive on the line in the eighth hole, while Leonard dela Cruz had the nearest to the pin when he landed the dimpled ball some three yards to the hole in number 10.
More than 140 players joined the event which started in 2011 during the term of Art Bueno, with 2012 chief Rocky Runez as committee chair. – Press release