Today marks the opening of the Philippine Amateur Closed Championship tournament at the Sherwood Hills Golf and Country Club in Cavite.
Gio Gandioco, who was rewarded the Cebu Country Club’s title romp in the recent PAL Interclub, leads in the five-day tournament wherein he made a 36-hole stroke play elims in the first two days of the competition.
On the girls division, Dottie Ardina will battle it out with Lovelynn Guioguio, Jayvie Agojo and Sunshine Baraquiel, Eva Miñoza and Apple Fudolin. Ardina will also be having a match against Frankie Miñoza, Jan Punzalan and Lovelynn Guioguio.
Jomar Austria, Andres Saldana and John Kier Abdon will also fight for the boy’s crown which Zaragosa successfully got last year.
A close battle is also expected in the seniors division which will be attended by former national player Bing Bunye, Bong Vilchez, and Gen. Boni De Castro.
Meanwhile, in the mid- amateur field, the match will be led by Sherwood’s third escano, Rex Goquinco, Jingy tuason, Toffee Tionko, Den Den de Castro, Takayuki Kozono, Abe Rosal, Karloz Alba, Raymond Bunquin, Joel Jose and Erwin Restaba.
Paul Vesinica, Junio Vesinica and Rene Menor of Iloilo Golf and Country Club will also be present in the match sponsored by Pancake House, Golf Depot, Airphil Express and Titleist.
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