Ivan Nakila’s one lucky shot at Hole #15―a long and difficult Par 3―won him the hole-in-one prizes of one million pesos, a Tata Manza Petrol car, and Phoenix Petroleum fuel cards worth Php 100,000 at the Phoenix PULSE Technology Amateur Golf Tournament held at the Cebu Country Club on June 22, 2018.
Nakila, who resides in Butuan City, flew all the way to Cebu with his other golf club co-members to join the tournament.
The event proved to be a success as it had a record-high number of signups. This year’s roster of winners featured old and new names with Ferdie Chua and Ethan Maamo leading the pack as overall gross and overall net champions, respectively.
The group of Mar Selma, Glenn Siao, Alberto Solis, Rey Sanchez, and Rafaelito Barino dominated the Team Division with 171 points. They bested Team Inno Land II composed of Ferdie Chua, Neil Ong, Thomas Castillo, Charles Ong, and Mark Guanzon (169), which came in second, and the third placer team made up of Victor Yuvallos, Edwin Medalle, Gene Matiga, Bebot Baldemor, and Choie Ramos (165).
The Partner Division was just as exciting with Herbert Ong and Peter Po, Sr. tallying 86 points to emerge as champions. Jiggy Akol and Lorenz Florendo came in second with a score of 84, just a point ahead of third placers Gibson Balangauan and Ethan Maamo.
This year’s Individual Division 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 Nino Bascon, Gross Runner Up was Jun Zambo, Net Champion was Marlo Cugtas, and Net Runner Up was Julius Pierre. For Class B, Gross Champion was Randy Cadiogan, followed by Nelson Yuvallos as Gross Runner Up. Net Champion was Hugo Saurat and Net Runner Up was Jason Yu. For Class C, Joy Anthong Ong was named Gross Champion, while Peter Mancao was Gross Runner Up. Net Champion was Jack Huang and Net Runner Up was Bob de Ocampo. For Class D, Vincent Montejo was declared Gross Champion, while Gross Runner Up was Mark Leviste. Eric Lim finished as Net Champion, while Richmond Alejo was Net Runner Up.
Special prizes were also given to Nino Bascon for Nearest to the Pin (Hole #5), to Hugo Saurat for Longest Drive (Hole #8), and to Joseph Yukayguan for Accurate Drive (Hole #16).
All the winners received Royal Selangor Pewter Plates and Phoenix Petroleum fuel cards during the awarding ceremonies at the Cebu Country Club Ballroom. Champions were also given limited edition Phoenix signature golf bags on top of their prizes.
The Cebu leg of the Phoenix Open is a World Amateur Golfers Championship (WAGC) qualifier. The winners in the five WAGC divisions will advance to the National Finals in September and will get a chance to represent the Philippines and compete against participants of 45 other countries in the World Finals slated in October in Malaysia.
The Phoenix PULSE Technology Amateur Golf Tournament is part of the annual Phoenix Open, a fundraising event of Phoenix Petroleum for the benefit of Phoenix Philippines Foundation and its programs on education, environment, health, safety, and outreach.
On the third year of the Phoenix Open in Cebu, over 200 golf enthusiasts from all over the Philippines and outside the country hit the greens for a day of fun, camaraderie, and community-building.
The Phoenix Amateur Golf Tournament—powered by Phoenix PULSE Technology—was 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 were Banco De Oro and Harley-Davidson. Major sponsors were 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 were 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 were Bank J. Safra Sarasin Ltd Singapore Branch, Bloq Residences, Development Bank of the Philippines, 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 were 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., 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 Brokers, Inc., 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.