Fil-Am regular tournament starts Wednesday

By Adrian Flores

Baguio—The 72nd Fil-Am Men’s Invitational tees off Tuesday at the Baguio Country Club and Camp John Hay Golf Club courses.

Host CJHGC is expected to have a hard time in Fil-A as Greenwater Golfers, led by legend Tommy Manotoc, is eager and ready to grab its first title in the said division. The other teams that could pull off a victory are Summit Point and Srixon-IMG.

The Am-A is also another division with evenly matched squads. The Forest Hills Team 2, with its general manager Raymond Bunquin on the lead, is a favorite although the second teams of SPES, Time Cargo Logistics and X1R-Tipsy Pig-Mizuno are serious challengers.

The crown in Fil-B will be hotly contested by Baguio Country Club, Bibak NJ/NY/iGolfers, Central Florida VST, Cool Jocks, Eton, Avanti Transports, Cypower, Macquarie Links Sydney and Silicon Valley Golfers.

Mixed Nuts Golf Club, Alpha Phi Omega Golfers, Benlife Villa Cacho, Dugong Bughaw, Team Surigao Kairo and Yokohama Eagles are the teams to beat in Am-B.

Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong (center) poses with Fil-Am co-chairmen Anthony de Leon of Baguio Country Club and Jude Eustaquio of Camp John Hay Golf Club, Camp John Hay COO Shean Bedi and BCC sports and games member Engr. Eliseo Lagman after the ceremonial tee at both in BCC and CJH. The hitting of the traditional ball signals the formal start of the regular competition of the 72nd Fil-Am Men’s Invitational.

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