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The kings of the Fil-Am are just waiting for their formal coronation

LEADER OF THE BRAT PACK. Carol Corpus, seen here at the hole 12th of Camp John Hay, led Manila Southwoods with a one under 60 for 37 points on day three of competitions as the Carmona, Cavite based team swamped their five rivals for another dominant performance and are now awaiting for the conclusion of the 72nd Fil-Am to claim their title. Their Am counterparts are also having a “walk in the park” at the CJH course. It will be the Nth title of Southwoods which started joining the Fil-Am in 1997.

With a round remaining, Manila Southwoods have apparently been successful in their title defenses with 50 plus points for it’s A and B teams with a round remaining in the 72nd Fil-Am Invitational Golf Tournament.

“We have one more day,” said Southwoods captain Thirdy Escano emphasizing that it is not over until its over as their Fil team heads early to the Baguio Country Club course and the Am squad to the Camp John Hay layout Sunday for the final round.

Carl Corpus led the Fil team with 37 points on a nearly flawless day. After a bogey on the most difficult hole, 11th, Corpus made birdies on the 12th and 13th but limped home with back to back bogeys on the 17th and 18th. Corpus, however, recovered at the front nine as he scored two more birdies on the sixth and eighth.

Aidric Chan, Kristoffer Arevalo and the 17 year old Jae Hyun Jung added 31, 30 and 29, in that order, to count for the team’s 138 and 407 aggregate that pushed its lead to 56.

Forest Hills 1 made 99 points on the 27 of Augustu Pacheco, 24 of Jose Inigo Raymundo, 22 of Joshua Buenaventura and 21 of Rodel Mangulabnan. The team has 357 points.

Januarius Golf 1 assembled 99 points for a three day total of 344 and third spot.

At the CJH course, Shinichi Suzuki and Masaichi Otake scored 37 and 36 points, respectively, to lead Southwoods B team to 141 and a three day total of 379 points.

Marc Lu and Lanz Uy added 34 each, even as Josh Jorge did not count with his 32 at the longer Camp John Hay course that propelled the Carmona, Cavite squad to a 58 point lead in the Am Championship.

Royal Northwoods managed 116 points on the 33 of Patrick Tambalque, a pair of 28 from Alexander Crisostomo and Tristan Padilla and a pair of 27s from Zachary Villaroman and Santino Padilla, one of which did not count. The three day total is 321 for Northwoods.

Riviera Batangas Barakos carded 117 points backstopped by Wrik Escalona’s 35points for a a three day total of 307.

Meanwhile, Camp John Hay Golf Club 1 scored a closing round 100 at the Baguio Country Club layout for an eight point victory in Fil A in the 72nd Fil-Am Invitational Golf Tournament Saturday.

With Emilio Curran scoring 30, George Punasen and Ranz Louie Balay-odao making 24 and 22 from Baguio assistant legal officer Melchor adding 22, the co-host’s team finished with an aggregate 423 points to rule the flight.

Uragun 1 had a closing round of 100 for 415 to sneak past Summit Point 1 which made a closing round 97 and 414 to take the third team on the podium.

Joseph Tambunting scored a closing round of 30 at the Camp John Hay course to lead Time Cargo Logistics Team 2 with 112 and a four day aggregate of 409 for an 11 point victory in Am A.

Actor Derek Ramasay and Rusty Bayani chipped in 28, while Theody Pascual added 26 to count for the team.

Forest Hills 2 had 32 from club manager Raymund Bunquin, a 31 from Ronnie Littaua and 28 and 25, respectively from Joseph Uy and Edgar Lee for the team’s last day best 116 and 398 total for second place.

X1R Tipsypig Mizuno 2 had 106 for 375 and third place.

3K Rock Eng’g & Const. Corp. 1 slowed down by the 76 was still a flight best to finish with 346 and a 24 point win in Fil D.

Mars Mudon led 3K Rock with 26, Eric Dion Espadero made 17, while former Department of Transformation and Communications – Cordillera director Socrates Suayan and Rex Balong-angey submitted 16 for the team.

A1 MGC had 73 for 322 for second place and Quickflow Forwarders, Inc. made 70 for a 306 total and third place.

Uragun 2, meanwhile, scored 88 and a four day aggregate 302 for a 15 point victory in Am D.

Pablo Roman topscored for the Bicolanos with 29, while Alvin Go, Lucas Lim and Dexter Lim added 22, 19 and 18 points, in that order to count.

Cool Jocks Team 2 made 77 for 287, while Tiyo Paeng – Tsikoy Team 2 closed with 83 for a 280, as they finished second and third, respectively.

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