December 1, 2023

George Punasen of Mankayan, Benguet and Harry Paltongan of Bauko, Mountain Province are the top winners in this year’s edition of the Mauricio Domogan Golf Cup held at Camp John Hay on Oct. 20 to 21.

Punasen stole the thunder from more than 230 players when he tallied a six-under, or a gross of 63, one of the best scores in a regular tournament at CJH.

MGD GOLF CUP WINNERS — Former mayor and lawmaker Mauricio Domogan and his son-in-law Mark Dy presented the trophies to George Punasen and Harry Paltongan who were the top winners in the annual Mauricio G. Domogan Golf Cup held at Camp John Hay Golf Club on Oct. 20 to 21. The annual tournament has been reaching out to people in need. — El Garahe Studio photos

An ardent supporter of the annual golf for-a-cause, Paltongan continues to amaze fellow golfers when he topped the men’s class A with a gross of 65 for 45 PAL points and won via countback to second placer Leonardo Corpuz, who also got 45 points.

Guiller Galwan had 44 points for third place.

The men’s B was topped by Donny Barleen with 47 points followed by Edwin Sagsago, also with 47, and Ceasar Santana with 46 points while Patrick Villanueva ruled the men’s C with 48 points followed by Tito Abansi and Christian Dee with 47 and 46, respectively.

Richard Nibaten won the senior’s A with 44 followed by Ed Basbas with 43, and Ruben Yaris with 42 while Andy Soriano dominated the senior’s B with 48 followed by Fred Dacyon with 45 and Ross Reyes with 43.

Oh Kyung Ja of South Korea won the ladies division with 47 followed by Kang Hyun Mi with 44 and Susan Ante with 44.

Joseph Pinero clinched the friendship division with 66 System 36 points followed by Son Kyeong Joo with 66 and Valfrie Tabjan with 67.

Bogs Comia won the most accurate drive while David Punasen fired 270 yards to win the longest drive award with Nibaten winning the nearest to the pin.

Proceeds of this year’s tournament will be for financial educational and medical assistance of indigent students and patients.

Other beneficiaries are the Philippine Red Cross, select Lions Clubs, Brotherhood of Saint Andrew, caddies of CJH, and select seminarians.

Former Baguio mayor and lawmaker Mauricio Domogan thanked the sponsors and players for supporting the tournament that has touched the lives of countless beneficiaries. – Press release