Homegrown brand and leading independent oil company Phoenix Petroleum Philippines held the first leg of its annual Phoenix Open in its hometown in Davao City. Now on its 10th year, the milestone golf tournament was attended by over 200 golfers led by Phoenix Petroleum President and CEO Dennis Uy, other executives and leaders, and golf enthusiasts from around the globe.
Uy led the ceremonial tee off at Rancho Palos Verdes Golf and Country Club. Players swung with gusto as the tournament began, paving the way for a day of fun, camaraderie, and community-building as proceeds of the open will be used to fund Phoenix Philippines Foundation’s projects for Education, Environment, Health and Safety, and Outreach.
“We made the 10th Phoenix Open bigger this year not only because it’s a milestone year for us, but because we also want to celebrate our recent successes with those who share our love for the sport, and with those who share our passion to lend a helping hand to those in need,” said Atty. Raymond Zorrilla, Vice President for External Affairs, Business Development, and Security. “Through this activity, we aim to reach out to more people and help elevate their quality of life through the advocacies that we champion.”
The Davao leg of the Phoenix Open is the first of three legs to be held this year, with the next two to be held on May 11, 2018 at the Manila Golf and Country Club and on June 22, 2018 at the Cebu Country Club. The three tournaments have been included as official World Amateur Golfers Championship (WAGC) qualifiers.
The tournament proved to be a success as the leg had a record-high number of signups. This year’s roster of winners featured old and new names with Chris Tan and Kim Tae Jung leading the pack as overall gross and overall net champions, respectively.
For the Team Category, Mayong Pillerin, Ting Castillo, Andy Ugdoracion, Jong Tang, and Richard Dorado were hailed champions. Coming in second place were Kim Tae Jung, Hong Ipyo, Yoo Jae Woon, Park Myung Seon, and Ko Young Chun. Securing the third place were Han Duk Gi, Jung In Kyu, Lee Bong Hee, Park Kwang Youl, and Kim Il Gyu.
The Partner Category was just as exciting with the winners being Willy Maldia and Jojo Mercado. Coming in second place were Joe Lafuente and Ebrahim Zailon, while Jun Serado and Lorenzo Ang swung for third place.
This year’s Individual Category players took to the greens in the hopes of placing in the competition, and the winners are as follows: For Class A, Gross Champion was Kuresh Samanodi, and Gross Runner Up Roderick Lo. Net Champion was Monchit Mackay while Net Runner Up was Rene Sacay. For Class B, Gross Champion was JP Marfori, followed by Dante Maldia as Gross Runner Up is. Net Champion was Wendell Adlao and Net Runner Up was Lito Dublan. For Class C, Philip Idulsa was named Gross Champion, while Carlo Magno was Gross Runner Up is. Net Champion was Mark Leviste and Net Runner Up Butch Santillan. For Class D, Ivan Nakila was declared Gross Champion, while Gross Runner Up was Ilde Berda. Sam Strong finished as Net Champion, while Adrian Tan was Net Runner Up.
The successful WAGC qualifiers will compete in the upcoming nationals, and they are Kuresh Samanode for Division 1, Monchit Mackay for Division 2, Mayong Pillerin for Division 3, Jojo Mercado for Division 4, and Adrian Tan for Division 5.
The 10th Phoenix Open Golf Tournament was powered by Phoenix PULSE Technology, a fuel additive with advanced cleaning and protection properties for enhanced power and acceleration.
It is presented by Phoenix Petroleum, Luzviminda Engineering, Marra Builders Inc., and Pioneer Insurance, and co-presented by F.F. Cruz & Co., Inc., Mechatrends Contractors Corp., Tata Motors, and Vitol Asia Pte Ltd.
Cooperators are Banco De Oro and Mercedes-Benz. Major sponsors are Brenton Engineered Products Corp., Charles Monat, Credit Suisse, Dalmore, Oriental Vehicle Corp., The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Trans-Overseas Industrial Corp., and Visayan Surety & Insurance Corp.
Gold sponsors are Banana Telecommunications, Inc., EEI Construction and Marine, Inc., Ferrotech Steel, FSC Metal Corp., Global Gateway Development Corp (Clark Global City), Maybank ATR Kim Eng, Measurement & Controls Technology, Inc., NOVALCO, Phil Asia Logistics Inc., RealSoft, Inc., Schultz Rackow Gasteknik (ROTAREX), Seadove Maritime Services, Inc., The Fourth Dimension, Inc., and Trans-Asia Shipping Lines.
Silver sponsors are Bank J. Safra Sarasin Ltd, Singapore Branch, Filipinas Aviation Services, Inc., International Engineers (Phil.), Inc., Joytrade Industrial Marketing, Kewlsolutions Limited Co., Monark Equipment Corp., MT Holly Coco Industrial Inc., PetroLogistics Corp., Pirelli, and Worthrand Petropower Corp. Bronze sponsors are A. Medrano Construction Inc., AMN Marketing and Services, Anaplan, Asia United Bank, Bank of Commerce, Chelsea Logistics Holdings Corp., China Banking Corp., Connex Technology and Industrial Services, CTBC Bank (Philippines) Corp., Development Bank of the Philippines, F2 Logistics, FastTrack Solutions, Inc., Go Hotels, Land Bank of the Philippines, Lomar Supply Co. Inc., Maybank, Mithras Security Agency, Multinational Investment Bancorporation, PentaCapital Investment Corp., Philippine Business Bank, Philippine Global Coconut Oil Mill Inc., Philippine Veterans Bank, Phoenix LPG Philippines, Inc., PNX-Udenna Insurance, Rain or Shine Elastropaint, Rizal Commercial Banking Corp., Simpson’s Philippines, Inc., UDENNA Corp., Union Bank of the Philippines, United Coconut Planters Bank, United Overseas Bank, Webb Fontaine Asia, Inc., and ZAF Builders.