DLS Greens

Colmenares Wins 2017 Inaugural Tourney

By: Romi Beza, Monday, April 3rd, 2017 10:01 pm

April 3, 2017 — After a weather-induced one week delay, the 2017 DLS Greens Golf Tour finally got underway yesterday at the Brian Costello-designed Callippe Preserve Golf Course in Pleasanton. Tony Colmenares won the year’s inaugural tournament by scoring 3 under par 69 to win by two strokes over his fellow St. Mary’s College alum Jim Feyzbakhsh. Third place winner was Froi Lomotan via a scorecard tiebreaker versus Manny Espinosa. Both scored 72 but Froi had a better back nine to win 2nd runner-up. Froi also won closest-to-the-pin bragging rights at the 116-yard hole # 6. The other par 3 honors went to Clem Yu at the spectacular downhill 137-yard hole # 13 (shown left).

18 golfers participated in this year’s maiden tournament. The golfers teed off the 6,024-yard, 124-slope white tees amid warm spring weather. It was a marked improvement over the previous week’s rainy weather and also what is projected to be another upcoming rainy weekend. Course condition was excellent and the usual afternoon winds did not bother the golfers after the noontime tee off. The golfers had to navigate doglegs, elevation changes, barancas and undulating greens though to earn their pars. For a lot of golfers, it was a feast or famine affair throughout the round since many holes had varying degrees of challenges. Nonetheless, the day was marked by camaraderie as the golfers gathered for the first time this year not only to compete but to renew friendships.

The complete scores:

69     Tony Colmenares

71     Jim Feyzbakhsh

72     Froi Lomotan

Manny Espinosa

73     Manny Noguera

76     Romi Beza

Jun Rima

79     Rey Reyes

81     Rico Medina

Matt Hizon

82     Clem Yu

Rene Gube

84     Gilbert Talavera

85     Charlie Gonzales

Mandy Rosales

89     Orly Mayor

90     Lou Madamba

DNF   Nani Ramirez (shoulder injury)

Here Is The DLS Greens 2017 Tournament Schedule

By: Romi Beza, Friday, March 24th, 2017 05:44 am

Ladies and Gents of De La Salle: below is this year’s tournament schedule. With the exception of the inaugural tournament, all will be held on Saturdays. Everyone is welcome to bring guests — especiallly to our annual fundraiser tournament (Fil-Am Championship) — to make the competition even more fun!

Tournament fees can be mailed to Tournament Director Orly Mayor at 2476 Fiji Way, San Leandro CA 94577. If you have QuickPay, BillPay or similar electronic fund transfer capability, you can remit your funds to omayor58@gmail.com

See you at the links!

DLS GREENS  2017 Tournament Schedule

Date / Tee Time / Golf Course / Fee

3/26/2017 Sunday / 11am / Callippe Preserve / $95.00 (Moved to April 2, Sunday)

4/22/2017 Saturday / 10am / Poppy Ridge / $95.00

5/20/2017 Saturday / 10:00 AM / Poppy Hills / $120.00; guests $150

6/24/2017 Saturday /7am / Monarch Bay / $70.00

7/22/2017 Saturday / 1pm / Wente / $95.00

8/19/2017 Saturday / 12noon / Nicklaus Monterey / $130.00

9/23/2017 Saturday / 8am / Monarch Bay (FilAm Championship) / $100.00 Shotgun; includes buffet lunch 1:30 @ Everybody’s Café

10/21/2017 Saturday / 10am / Hiddenbrooke (pending) / tbd

Hizon is 2016 Fil-Am Champion

By: Romi Beza, Friday, November 11th, 2016 07:18 am

2016filamwinners ( Click on the thumbnail for larger picture. L-R: Dan Foz, Rene Gube, Zenon Carlos, Matt Hizon, Jim Feyzbakhsh, Andy Litton [subbing for his guest Jesse Bacaro]. )

Sept. 24, 2016 — Matt Hizon finally bagged a tournament win and it came no less at the association’s annual Fil-AM Championship fundraiser held today at the Shadow Lakes Country Club in Brentwood, CA. This month’s tournament attracted a field of 37 alumni and Lasallian friends who competed in three categories.

Matt Hizon scored the day’s low gross score of 7-over par 79 to win the over-all championship. He played a relatively stress-free round by driving straight long tee shots and sticking many approach shots at the pin.

In Division A, Dan Foz edged Zenon Carlos with a net 68. Zenon actually won a tie breaker against Jun Antoc to win the 2nd place trophy. Both came from the SFPGA Golf Club, who fielded a strong 14-man roster in support of the DLSAANC’s fundraiser. Thank you guys!

Another tie-breaker determined the winner in Division B with Rene Gube (also from the SFPGA club) ending up with the winner over Jim Feyzbakhsh. Both scored an impressive net 65.

The small 3-man Division C competition adopted the Callaway scoring format and was topped by Jesse Bacaro with a net 74.

Congratulations to this year’s winners!

The complete results:

Low Gross and Over-all Champion:

79 Matt Hizon (net 64)

Division A

68   Dan Foz

69   Zenon Carlos

Jun Antoc

70   Tito Purugunan

Enrique Olives

71   Mon Dumancas

Manny Noguera

72   Gil Abad

Arnold Mercado

Raul Garcia

73   Mari Valles

74   Clem Yu

75   George Corpuz

77   Andrew Ortega

80   Dante Foronda

Rudy Ruan

Division B

65   Rene Gube

Jim Feyzbakhsh

69   Andy Litton

70   Al Tomas

71   Butch Rastrullo

72   Nutsie Maloles

74   Charlie Gonzales

75   Rey Ortega

Mandy Rosales

76   Bobby Panlasigue

Gilbert Talavera

77   Tony Colmenares

81   Dino Africa

85   Jun Rima

DNF  Orly Mayor

Lou Madamba

Joji Mercado

Flight C

74   Jesse Bacaro

75   Jack Costello

76   Alan Silva



Samaniego and Rosales Are Division Winners At Monarch

By: Romi Beza, Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 02:08 am

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:

Division A

70      Chuck Samaniego

Bobby Panlasigue

73      Balong Lahoz

75      Luther Jao

78      Froi Lomotan

79      Tony Colmenares

Romi Beza

91      Lou Madamba

93      Nick Lahoz

96      Gerry Gatchalian

97      Art Dancel

Randy Mabalot

Division B

73      Mandy Rosales

76      Rico Medina

77      Dak Baltazar

79      Nutsie Maloles

83      Orly Mayor

Jun Magbitang

84      Dino Africa

85     Jun Rima

90      Gilbert Talavera

Next stop: June TBD @ Eagle Vines (Napa) $100 tournament fee


Olives Tops Poppy Hills Tourney

By: Romi Beza, Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 06:00 am

April 17, 2016Enrique 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

Tony Colmenares

80     Rico Medina

82     Clem Yu

85     Jim Feyzbakhah

Nutsie Maloles

Orly Mayor

87     Romi Beza

Nani Ramirez

Gilbert Talavera

95     James Higgins

DNF   Dino Africa

Next tournament: 05/14/16    10:00a @ Monarch Bay Golf Club in San Leandro $65 tournament fee





Here’s The 2016 DLS Greens Tour Schedule

By: Romi Beza, Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 02:13 pm

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

Colmenares Wins Inaugural 2016 DLS Greens Tourney

By: Romi Beza, Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 01:51 pm

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
Matt Hizon

72 Bobby Panlasigue

75 Rico Medina

77 Jim Feyzbaksh

78 Salvador Lahoz

81 Clem Yu
Dino Africa

96 Gilbert Talavera

97 Orly Mayor

NH Jack Costelo
Ed Melgoza

Olives Tops 2014 Fil-Am Championship

By: Romi Beza, Friday, October 30th, 2015 03:52 am

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

Division A

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

Mari Valles

82     Romi Beza

Division B

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

Chuck Samaniego

Ricky Ablaza

Tito Solis

Rey Movillion



Olives Tames Tough Bridges Course

By: Romi Beza, Saturday, August 16th, 2014 12:03 am

August 16, 2014 — Enrique Olives announced his return to DLS Greens competition with an emphatic 5-stroke victory over runner-up Manny Noguera at the challenging Johnny Miller-designed Bridges Golf Club in San Ramon. (more…)

Lua, Magbitang Conquer Summitpointe

By: Romi Beza, Sunday, July 27th, 2014 12:04 am

July 27, 2014 — Two new names emerged from the woods to win this month’s tournament held at Summitpointe Golf Course in Milpitas. Lawrence Lua topped Division A by scoring even par 71 (88 gross) and edging runner-up Monching Dumancas by a stroke. Monching however garnered low gross honors with an 84. (more…)