Orchard’s Founders Cup unwraps

MANILA, Philippines — The Founders Cup, the premier member-guest tournament of the Orchard Golf and Country Club, gets going today with at least 800 players clashing for top honors and a bounty of prizes in Dasmasriñas, Cavite.

The big field will be taking a crack at 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA 180 and 2017 Mercedes-Benz C180 Avantgarde which are up for grabs as hole-in-one prizes at the Player and Palmer courses of the Sta. Lucia-operated club, respectively. Also at stake for aces are Ogawa Massage Chair on Player’s No. 5 and a Yamaha cart on Palmer’s No. 16.

Petron Corp., Banco De Oro-CLG/VISA, Philippine Airlines, CATS Motors and Sta. Lucia Realty & Development Corp. are the major sponsors of the four-day competition that will award prizes for the low net and low gross teams, the best pairs in four different handicap divisions.

The major raffle prizes, meanwhile, include Asiana Airlines Economy tickets for two to any Asiana destination and Philippine Airlines Business Class tickets for two to the US.

Leading the field are defending low net champions Rommel Hermoso and Boy Co and reigning low gross titlists Marvin Caparros and George Gallent.

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