Written by Atty. Jovi Neri
With the Ateneo community still on a high from their epic UAAP basketball win, they now look to add icing to their celebrations with a win against arch-rival LaSalle in the 10th Ateneo LaSalle Golf Classic to be held on Saturday, October 8 in the Club Filipino Golf Course in Danao City.
The participants who hail from either Jesuit or Christian Brothers’ schools are automatically part of the team event, with the players winning points for their respective schools based on their performance in their classes.
The classes based on handicaps are: A (0-11), B (12-18), C (19-up), and Open for those without certified handicaps. Each class, except for the Open, will have a lowest gross winner who will earn 10 points for the school. There will also be 3 net winners per class winning 8, 6, and 4 points for their schools. The winners of the Open Class will be determined by the System 36 format.
A total of 102 points will be at stake and the school that scores 52 or more wins the cup. Ateneo is gunning for their third straight win after dropping their only meet with LaSalle in 2008. Ateneo has traditionally had the stronger team thanks to the population of the Sacred Heart Jesuit alumni who are mostly Cebu-based and by default play for Ateneo.
However, this year will be an intriguing matchup since the tournament is having a new venue so there is less familiarity with the course. Officials of both sides have been frantically calling alumni to participate to increase their chances of victory.
Apart from the two schools going at it, there is also a guest division instituted for the first time this year. Those who did not hail from either school are still invited to join where there will be lowest gross and also multiple net winners for their class.
The tournament is presented by Cebu Landmasters Corporation. Other sponsors are: Smart Communications, Monterazzas De Cebu, Hapee, Skygo, Radisson Blu, Plantation Bay, Darras+Bowler Wines, Chika-an Sa Cebu, Havianas, Barbecue Joe, Papa John’s Pizza, Prince Warehouse Club, Sunstar, Freeman, and Redgolf.
Registration fee is P1,500 which includes giveaways, raffle coupon, and awarding buffet. Interested parties may contact the Club Filipino office 2311676 to register.