December 8, 2022

Team Ramir has emerged the overall champion in the monthly tournament of Pines Kumpadres Golf Club, one of the biggest groups of golfers from Baguio and rest of the Cordillera.

The monthly tournament played on weekends that started in July had its culminating event at the adopted home course of PKGC Inc. at Pinewoods Golf & Country Club on Oct. 1.

MONTHLY TOURNEY CHAMPS — Team Ramir led by captain Ramir Badua (center) won the monthly tournament of Pines Kumpadres Golf Club held from July to October in three courses in Nothern Luzon. The other members are Delfredo Comedis, Armen Posadas, Chris Ismael, Marty Manayos, Jigs Agulan, Noel Lamsis, and Harley Palangchao. — Warren Lee Dagupon

Team Ramir led by captain Ramir Badua with members Noel Lamsis, Jigs Agulan, Dr. Armen Posadas, Delfredo Comedis, Chris Ismael, PKGCI president Marty Manayos, and Harley Palangchao collected an aggregate 721 Molave points to win the overall title.

Badua, who eventually won the individual class A championship trophy, made sure to carry his team for the overall title despite not having won any of the four legs that were held twice at the Cliffs Golf and Country Club in San Fernando City, La Union and then at Luisita GCC in Tarlac City and at PWGC for the last leg.

Team Soc led by Soc Suayan placed second with 716 points after topping the last leg with an aggregate 251 points. Other members of the team are Eric Espadero, Michael Lawana, Jeff Acop, Catalino Geston, Jr., Joshua Ribaya, and Jeffrey Mendoza.

Team Pol led by Pol Mayos placed third with 701 points. The members are Jeremiah Guanso, Edwin Ganga, Mark Jeff Balangitan, Leonard Sab-it, Nestor Fongwan, Jr., Michael Atolba, and Amor Paredes.

Teams Henry and Dai placed fourth and fifth with 679 and 654 points, respectively.

Meanwhile, Art Bacoco emerged the individual class B champion with a total of 141 points while Francis Calanio had 121 points to win the class C.

The PKGCI regularly holds tournaments for its members on weekends, which also serve as among the qualifying events in choosing players who will represent the club in bigger tournaments such as the annual Fil-Am Golf Open Invitational. – Harley F. Palangchao