Tight battle at Bill Shaw Golf Classic: Araneta-Cockrell duo prevails over Dybuncio-Tiu tandem

By Adrian Flores

The Wack Wack Golf and Country Club played host to one of the most exciting golf tournaments of the year, the 32nd Bill Shaw Golf Classic.

The four-day event featured more than 400 two-man teams, all vying for the highly coveted titles in honor of the club’s founder, Bill Shaw.

As the tournament reached its climax, dramatic moments unfolded on both the East and West courses, with the pairs of Sofia Araneta and guests Bryan Cockrell and Matthew Dy Buncio and Steven Tiu finishing tied with 127 points.

In the end, Araneta and Cockrell were declared the winners via countback, leaving Dybuncio and Tiu just short of the title.

But it wasn’t just the top teams that captured the attention of the spectators. Throughout the tournament, golf enthusiasts were treated to a showcase of skill, strategy, and sportsmanship from all the participants.

The division winners also made their mark, with Arvin Yu and Enrico Yap (Div 2), Marc Tio and Steve Tycangco (Div 3), Edwin Gardiola and GP Padiernos (Seniors 1), and Perry Uy and Vicente Guzman (Seniors 2) all emerging victorious in their respective categories.

In the end, Victor Mapua and Pablo Olivarez took home the overall championship title, while Edward Serapio and Peter Pancho emerged as the low gross crown winners.

It was a tournament to remember, filled with great moments and unforgettable performances. The Bill Shaw Golf Classic truly lived up to its reputation as one of the premier golfing events of the year.

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