Mateo fires 31 PAL points to win BCC caddies tourney
Golf caddy Raymund Mateo pocketed 31 PAL points to emerge the overall champion in the Baguio Country Club Caddies Golf Tournament with support from Mayor Benjamin Magalong on May 25.
Andres Olpindo had 26 points to rule the class A followed by Henry Abi-abi and Allan Marron with 25 points apiece.
Ruben Genove netted 18 points to bring home the championship trophy in the class B with Zaldy Castillones and Roland Ronquillo scoring 17 points apiece for first and second runners-up finishes.
Castillones, the regular caddy of long-time politician Morris Domogan, also snatched the most accurate drive with his ball just three inches from the line at hole eight.
The class C champion trophy went to Raymund Jalandoni who scored 10 points followed by Peter Bariwan and Charlie de Guzman.
The longest drive special award went to Leo Tangalin who reached 285 yards at hole three while Edgar Ofiaza took home the nearest to the pin award with his ball settling 12 inches from the fringe at hole one.
Earlier, the caddies at BCC have requested Magalong to support their tournament which is one way for them to relieve mental stress, as they are among the sectors highly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Caddies of BCC and nearby Camp John Hay are among the rated assistants of golfers competing in some of the biggest tournaments held in the country such as the annual Fil-Am Invitational. – Harley F. Palangchao