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PHL teams defend titles, as 68th Fil–Am golf opens
by Harley F. Palangchao

The 68th edition of the Fil-Am Invitational Golf Tournament, the biggest and longest amateur tournament of its kind in the Asia-Pacific, kicked off at the Baguio Country Club and Camp John Hay fairways with 240 teams vying for the titles in the seniors and regular divisions.

The seniors division started Dec. 2 until Dec. 7 while the regular division will start on Dec. 11 to 16 following the practice rounds in the two fairways from Dec. 8 to 10.

Host BCC and CJH reported that both fairways underwent improvements to make sure that local and foreign parbusters will enjoy the tournament, which is expected to draw top amateur golfers in the country and overseas.

Almost 40 percent of the registered teams will come from the Asia-Pacific Region, especially the United States, as participants there have already spent time with their families during the recent Thanksgiving Day.

Around 1, 300 golfers will be part of the 240 registered teams, who will see action during the two-week tournament, which is expected to help propel the city’s tourism and economy sectors.

A major partner of the tournament includes San Miguel Corporation with the Department of Tourism partnering with the organizers for its revived “Bring Home a Friend” promotional program.

Any golfer who will get the hole-in-one hole either at BCC or CJH will be entitled to a new Toyota Altis.

The designated hole at BCC is 18 while that of the CJH fairways is 10.

Wholesome nightly entertainment will be prepared for the participants, according to the organizers, to avoid an incident in past where a golfer was involved in an untoward incident outside the playing venues.

“As in the past, we will continue to innovate and provide our golfers with what they want while in the city and enjoying the competition with participants from various parts of the world. We expect a surge in the arrival of our participants and their families in the next few days and we area ready for the tournament proper,” said BCC General Manager and event co-chair Anthony de Leon.

CJH Manager and co-chair Tim Allen, for his part, said that it’s all systems go for the tournament with top teams from the Philippines ready to defend their titles.

San Miguel will defend its title in the Fil-Champ side of the seniors division while Manila Southwoods will defend its titles in both sides of the regular division.

 
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