Alabang turned in one winning performance and a runner-up finish to humble Tagaytay at its home course and stretch its lead even as Villamor and Forest Hills shared top honors in the fifth leg of the 2016 WGAP Circuit at Tagaytay Midlands recently.
Jocelyn Garcia fired 40 Stableford points and drew solid backup from Rita Horan, Lan Fen Hsieh and Marilyn Reyes, who put in 39, 38 and 37 points, respectively, as the Alabang ladies pooled a 154 and beat Orchard by six in the premier Class A side of the event organized and conducted by the Women’s Golf Association of the Philippines.
Orchard, led by Amelia Dy’s 41 points, assembled a 148 while Tagaytay Highlands, with Rebecca Albert firing 40 points, settled for third with a 146 followed by Sta. Elena and Canlubang, who each carded a 141, Eagle Ridge (137), Forest Hills (129), Villamor (127) and Aguinaldo (112).
Cangolf’s Luisa Merce Lorenzo took the individual Class A crown with 43 points with Camp Aguinaldo’s Edlyn Robas bagging the Class B title and Alabang’s Greely Oposo copping the Class C plum in the 18-hole tournament sponsored by Champion Infinity and Metro Pacific.
Villamor leaned on Melissa Gozum’s 41 points, Marthy Fernando’s 40 points and Terry Fasol and Marie Guerrero’s identical 34 points as it assembled a 149 to post a seven-point victory over Tagaytay in Class B. Aguinaldo placed third with a 135 followed by Sta. Elena (129), Alabang (125), Forest Hills (116), Canlubang (114) and Eagle Ridge (107).
Forest Hills, the WGAP Cup champion, came away with a 150 to rout the Class C field. Eleanor Leung sizzled with 44 points, Anli Wu had 40 points while Eun Suk Park and Imelda Yu added 36 and 30 points, respectively, as the Antipolo-based squad beat Alabang, which scored a 130, by 20 points. Tagaytay ended up third at 119 followed by Canlubang (117), Aguinaldo (116), Villamor (114), Orchard (109) and Wack Wack (107).
With a win and a runner-up effort, Alabang hiked its overall tally to 22 points, nine points ahead of Aguinaldo and Villamor, which had identical 13-point outputs with Tagaytay improving to 12 and Sta. Elena dropping to fifth with 11 points.
Action is expected to heat up when the circuit goes to Valley Golf Club on Aug. 22 with Canlubang hosting the penultimate leg of the annual eight-leg tour on Sept. 19 before winding up at Forest Hills on Oct. 17.
The top five will dispute the WGAP Cup.
Orchard’s other scorers in Class A were Eagle Ace Superal (38), Josephine Barredo (35) and Hoi Jeong Park (34). While Tagaytay was led by Rebecca Albert’s 40 points, Farah Imperial’s 36 points and Sophia Blanco and Rosalie Heo’s identical 35 points.
In Class B, Tagaytay drew 38 points from Hedy See, while Maripaz Domingo, Mabek Kawsek and Hyang Suk Jang added 37, 34 and 33 ponts, respectively, and Aguinaldo, aside from Robas’ 41 pints, got 34, 31 and 29 points from Mi Kyong Romualdez, Anita Salivio and Leni Cabili, respectively.
In Class C, Alabang also got 33, 30 ad 28 points from Shirley Plaza, Rachel Shah and Joyce Duque, respectively, while Margaret Tan, Betsy Tuason, Aloma Lopez and Ma. Luisa Jayme shot 36, 28, 28 and 27 points, respectively, for the host clu