Floro-Tienzo, Jose-Limjap pace Southwoods Invit’l

MANILA, Philippines - The Rene Floro-Felix Tienzo and Roy Jose-Justin Limjap pairs turned in a pair 80 points to wrest a one-point lead over Michael Chan and Anthony Tan in Division I of the Southwoods Invitational at the Legends and Masters courses in Carmona, Cavite last Wednesday.

Floro and Tienzo put in a gross 160 while Jose and Limjap combined for a 141 with the duo ending up tied with net 136 worth 80 points under the Stableford scoring system after the first half of Manila Southwoods’ premier member-guest tournament.

Chan and Tan also shot a net 136 from a gross 155 but settled for 79 points while the Arnold Jumalon-Rene Samontan and Florene delos Santos and Inez Del Rosario tandems assembled identical 78s to stay in the mix of the event played under the Best Ball at the Masters and Aggregate at the Legends.

Ruel Cabral and Victor Cruz shot a 77 while Kim Yong Mi-Rita Horan and Allan Yap-Bong Brobio carded similar 76s heading to the last half of the four-day championship backed by Platinum sponsors Mitsubishi Motors Phils. Corp./Diamond Motors Corp., Royal Caribbean/Baron Travel, Mit Air and The Turf Co.

Martin Gonzalez and guest Edwin Gumila, meanwhile, seized control in Division II with an 83 from a net 134, three points clear of Dennis Chan and Ariel Ong, who had an 80 from a net 137, while Nani Almeda and Lelet Zarcal took third with a 79 followed by Jun Ramos and Alfredo Nasser, who made a 78, and the pairs of Ariel Abonal-Thomas Caja and Aurelio Gomez-Edwin Arceo, which scored 77s.

Johnny Violeta and Nicolas Magpantay shot a 48 to wrest a one-point lead over Noe Wong and Raul Gonzalez, who combined for a 47, while three teams – Lino Barte-Anthony Cervantes, Paqui Gonzalez-Jimmy Kang, and Tony Lin-Mike Shih – churning out identical 46s in Division III of the event which also offers a brand new Mitsubishi car for hole-in-one feat on No. 16 of Legends and No. 17 of Masters.

Sharing Division IV honors with identical 48s are Nicolas Molon-Dennis Lanzanas, Dan Reyes-Gerard Villacarlos, Cecilio San Pedro-Jaime Panganiban, Robert Tan-Ronald Bairan, and Gerry Handog-Jong Arcano.

The tournament is backed by Silver sponsor San Miguel Purefoods Corp. and Bronze sponsors Camp John Hay GC, Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose Law Offices, Club Leisure Management, Inc., CP Optics, Inc., Forest Hills GCC, G & W Clubshares, GG & A Clubshares, Greens & Turf, John Hay Coffee Services, Inc., Le Chef, Manila Southwoods Manor, Mega Manila Pest Management Specialist, MRT Dev. Co., Netforce International, Resorts World Manila, Romago, Inc., The Manor at Camp John Hay, Forest Lodge and Warbird Security Agency.

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