GOLF: Southwoods Win 5-Peat in PAL Ladies Interclub

Manila Southwoods Masters rode on Abegail Arevalo’s 54 points to capture its fifth straight championship in the just-concluded 10th Philippine Airlines Ladies Interclub tournament held Saturday at the Negros Occidental Golf and Country Club (NOGCC) course in Bacolod City.

5-PEAT CHAMPS. Manila Southwoods Masters edge Cebu Country Club by four points on Saturday to extend reign in the 10th PAL Ladies Interclub at the Negros Occidental Golf & Country Club.*

Arevalo, bouncing from 49 points on the opening round, sizzled with six birdies against two bogeys for a tournament best four-under par 68.

“I was very disappointed with my play in the first round, but I knew I could play much better. Today, I proved it,” said Arevalo who won two international tournaments this year.

In the final day, Arevalo earned the individual title edging Lois Kaye Go with both scoring 107 points each.

Southwoods has two points ahead at the start of the day to outscore Cebu Country Club (CCC) by two points in the final round to finish the event with 559 points.

The other scorers were Maria Sofia Chabon 50, Loralie Roberto 46, Annika Guangko 44, Missy Legaspi 43 and Ong 40.

CCC tallied 279 points behind Go’s 53 points alongside Junia Gabasa 52, Mary Kim Hong 51, Crystal Faith Neri 46, Josephine Siguan 39 and Riko Nagai 38.

Alabang Country Club (ACC) and Valley Golf Club (VGC) won the Founders and Sportswriters divisions in overpowering fashions while Lady Eagles Australia topped the Friendship class.

ACC put together rounds of 219 and 253 to finish with 472 points, 26 points clear of Camp Aguinaldo. Manila Golf settled for third place.

Valley, on the other hand, posted a similar 26-point win over NOGCC after completing 452 points. Bacolod placed third with 407.

The event was sponsored by the Mareco Broadcasting Network (Crossover), Travelife, Business Mirror, Airbus, Splash Philippines, Wealth Inc. and East Gate Publication.*