Guest player and Arreneow guy Chuck Samaniego topped Division A play via scorecard tie-breaker against Bobby Panlasigue at this month’s tournament held at one of the regular stops of the annual DLS Greens Tour, Monarch Bay Golf Club located at San Leandro, last May 14.
Both Chuck and Bobby shot a net two-under 70 but Chuck’s steadier play at the back nine (not to mention the Green Archers’ sense of fair play even with their arch rivals) won him the honors for Division A.
For Division B, Mandy Rosales won by three strokes over home course boy Rico Medina, who scored 76.
Twenty golfers competed in the third leg of this year’s golf tour, with 12 grouped at Division A and the rest at Division B for more equitable skill level competition. Tee time was at 10am making for benign conditions for most of the 4.5 hour playing time in what is usually a windswept mostly-link style golf course. Save for several hard bunkers, course condition was fair.
The day’s closest-to-the-pin bragging rights went to Froi Lomotan at the 173-yard 4th hole and Jim Feyzbakhsh at the 139-yard 7th hole.
The complete scores:
70 Chuck Samaniego
73 Balong Lahoz
75 Luther Jao
78 Froi Lomotan
79 Tony Colmenares
91 Lou Madamba
93 Nick Lahoz
96 Gerry Gatchalian
97 Art Dancel
73 Mandy Rosales
76 Rico Medina
77 Dak Baltazar
79 Nutsie Maloles
83 Orly Mayor
84 Dino Africa
85 Jun Rima
90 Gilbert Talavera
Next stop: June TBD @ Eagle Vines (Napa) $100 tournament fee
In recognition of his contribution to the development of the USA soccer referee program, former De La Salle soccer player and Philippine Football Federation Secretary-General Fernando Alvarez GS, HS’44 has been posthumously honored as one of two inductees of the Cal North Hall of Fame for the year 2016. Alvarez passed on in 2013 but his contribution lives on with the strong pool of US referees who are now very much engaged in officiating international soccer matches and of course several others in the Philippines that he has mentored. Also, Alvarez introduced the substitution signal for incoming and outgoing players that remain in use during soccer games.
Alvarez was a lifelong supporter of soccer beginning his DLS days and even after immigrating to the US in the 1990s. He made his mark internationally though as a referee and as soccer mentor. For his years of contribution to the sport, Alvarez was awarded by the world’s soccer organization FIFA (Federacion Internationale de Football Association) its highest honor, the Centennial Order of Merit, in 2005 upon the nomination of the Philippine Football Federation. The next year, Alvarez was inducted in the DLSU Hall of Fame.
April 17, 2016 — Enrique Olives overcame numerous errant drives as well as difficult course conditions to top the second tournament of the year held this Sunday at Monterey’s Poppy Hills Golf Course. Enrique scored 1-over par to win by 5 strokes over runner-up Manny Noguera. Mandy Rosales came in third with 78.
Enrique scrambled throughout the round to make up for several bad, if not uncustomary, drives. Evidently, Enrique had enough game to mask his mistakes and still score well. Manny fought head-on with Enrique after the turn and would have challenged for the top spot had he shaken off his rust (he had just arrived from overseas two days prior) quicker in the front nine.
The par 71 Poppy Hills course still had many hard greens even two years after its extensive renovation in 2014. The yet-to-stabilize greens caused many good approach shots to roll off the putting surface and into the rough in some cases. Greens were not only fast but had difficult pin positions that would have challenged even professional golfers. Unfortunately, three putts was common for those who had difficulty judging the green speed and subtle breaks. Otherwise, the course was in excellent condition. The 15 golfers who participated in the tournament teed-off under summer-like weather which was a pleasant departure from the damp fog that sometimes hovers around the Monterey peninsula.
Doubleclick on the picture for a larger version! L-R: Closest-to-the-pin winner James Higgins, 3rd placer Mandy Rosales, winner Enrique Olives and Manny Noguera pose for a souvenir photo at the clubhouse at the end of the Sunday tournament.
The complete scores:
72 Enrique Olives
76 Manny Noguera
78 Mandy Rosales
79 Bobby Panlasigue
80 Rico Medina
82 Clem Yu
85 Jim Feyzbakhah
87 Romi Beza
95 James Higgins
DNF Dino Africa
Next tournament: 05/14/16 10:00a @ Monarch Bay Golf Club in San Leandro $65 tournament fee
03/26/16 11:50a @ Poppy Ridge Golf Course in Livermore $88
04/17/16 10:00a @ Poppy Hills Golf Course in Monterey $120
05/14/16 10:00a @ Monarch Bay Golf Club in San Leandro $65
06/TBD/16 TBD @ Eagle Vines Golf Club in Napa $100
07/16/16 10:00a @ The Course at Wente in Livermore $100
08/13/16 11:00a @ Nicklaus Club in Monterey $110
09/26/16 12:00p @ Shadow Lakes Golf Club in Brentwood $100 [Annual Fil-Am Fundraising Tournament]
10/14/16 10:00a @ Callippe Preserve Golf Course in Pleasanton $95
March 26, 2016 — Tony Colmenares won the year’s first tournament via a tie-breaker against Matt Hizon at the Poppy Ridge Golf Course. Tony and Matt both scored 69 but Tony won by closing out hot with a (net) 3-under-par on the back nine. Bobby Panlasigue scored even par 72 to capture solo third.
A modest 12 Lasallian golfers and their guests turned up to compete in the wind-swept links-style golf course in Livermore. The golfers played the Merlot course for the first nine holes and then the Chardonnay course at the golf course’s 27-hole lay-out. Panlaigue also won closest-to-the-pin bragging rights at hole # 7 of the Chardonnay course. At the Merlot course, guest player Jack Costelo did his version at hole # 8.
The complete scores:
69 Tony Colmenares
72 Bobby Panlasigue
75 Rico Medina
77 Jim Feyzbaksh
78 Salvador Lahoz
81 Clem Yu
96 Gilbert Talavera
97 Orly Mayor
NH Jack Costelo
From Irvin Sevilla:
To those who would like to pay last respects, here’s Joe’s memorial schedule:
Friday November 6: Viewing 9a to 6p; Rosary prayer 6p to 9p @ Oak Hill Memorial 300 Curtner Ave., San Jose CA 95125
Saturday November 7: Mass 10a @ Holy Spirit Church 1200 Redmond Ave., San Jose CA 95120. Reception to follow. Location TBA.
Sunday November 8: Burial 11a @ Oak Hill Memorial 300 Curtner Ave., San Jose CA 95125.
Let us all continue to pray for Joe’s eternal rest.
Live Jesus in our hearts, forever!
Sept. 20, 2014 — Enrique Olives picked-up from where he left-off at last month’s tournament by topping the DLSAANC’s annual golf fundraiser, the Fil-Am Championship, today at the par-71 Shadow Lakes golf course in Brentwood. Enrique shot an impressive 2 over par 73 to win lowest gross score — and Fil-Am champion — honors by a comfortable 6-stroke lead over runner-up Ron Riego de Dios. Enrique was actually just up by a stroke at the turn but put away Ron at holes # 15 to 16 where Enrique built a 4 stroke margin.
Thirty-two alumni and friends competed in this year’s tournament. Froi Lomotan’s net 67 edged the DLSAANC’s ever-supportive Atenean friend Sonny Ramirez by a stroke in Division A. Froi’s carpool was trophy-laden as his guest Rodel Hubilla’s net 65 was 3 strokes better than Mandy Rosales to ran away with Division B honors.
The complete (net) scores:
Low Gross / Fil-Am Champion
63 Enrique Olives
67 Froi Lomotan
68 Sonny Ramirez
69 Manny Noguera
70 Ron Riego de Dios, Clem Yu
71 Arnold Mercado
73 Bobby Panlasigue
74 Tom Consunji
76 Mike Manalo
77 Tony Colmenares
78 Manny Espinoza
79 Lou Madamba
81 Irvin Sevilla
82 Romi Beza
65 Rodel Hubilla
68 Mandy Rosales
70 Dino Africa, Luther Jao
71 Nutsie Maloles
72 Joji Mercado
75 Rico Medina
77 Jun Rima, Jim Feyzbakhsh
80 Gilbert Talavera
88 Orly Mayor
1st Michael Yambao
October 28, 2015 — Former DLSAANC President Jose L. Batto, Jr. (GS’52, HS’56, BSME’61) passed on early this morning after being rushed to the hospital by his son Jamie the previous night, when Joe complained of severe stomach pain. The cause turned out to be internal bleeding which the doctors unsuccessfully failed to cure leading to Joe’s untimely demise hours later.
Joe was among the senior alumni who were enlisted after Sonny Juico revived the association in 1982 after years of dormancy. Joe was particularly active in the outdoor activities — picnics, camping, rafting — but could wow them all as well with his moves on the dance floor. Joe eventually became president of the association in 1997 after several stints with the board of directors. A Lasallian throughout his school years, Joe continued to serve the association even after his 1997 term and attended the recent summer picnics at St. Mary’s College after surviving a bout with liver cancer, the same disease that his wife Helen Raimundo succumbed to in 2003.
We will miss you, Joe! Rest in peace!