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. Three putts was usual for those who had difficulty judging the green speed and subtle breaks. Otherwise, the course was in excellent but demanding 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 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!
Done, Joe! I’ve corrected the original posting which was inadvertently attributed to Irvin. (more…)