Noguera Wins Third GOY

By: Romi Beza, Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 10:09 am PST
Filed under: DLS Greens

Nov. 4, 2010 — Manny “Nogy” Noguera won his second consecutive and third over-all Golfer-of-the-Year Award at the conclusion of this year’s DLS Greens Tour at the October tournament held at Santa Clara Golf and Tennis Club.

Manny scored a clutch 81 gross and 6-under par net 66 to overtake erstwhile GOY leader Bobby Panlasigue for the year’s title. Bobby, who scored an impressive gross 87 and net 69 at the same tournament, was leading Manny by 10 GOY points at the start of the October tournament after winning the penultimate tournament at Deer Ridge Golf Club in Brentwood.

The organizers shook up the GOY points this year by awarding more points to the Top 5 net scorers of the tournament regardless of (Masters and Classics) division. The tournament winner gets 150 points while the next top four placers are awarded descending points in increments of 20. Per previous practice, tournament participants automatically earn 50 points. In previous years, the tournament winner was awarded 100 GOY points and the next top four finishers were awarded descending points in increments of 10.

Manny was one of only four DLS Greens golfers who participated in all of the eight tournaments held this  year. The 100% participation served him well since his closest pursuers missed 1 or 2 of the year’s tournaments. Bobby missed the July tournament in Crystal Springs Golf Club while third-placerIrvin Sevilla missed consecutive tournaments last summer at Poppy Hills and Palo Alto Golf Clubs. The GOY award was well-deserved nevertheless since Manny either won or placed in the Top 5 in four of the year’s eight tournaments. Monching Dumancas and Clem Yu rounded-up the Top 5 for this year’s GOY standings.

The tournament-by-tournament and cumulative results:

Metropolitan 3/20/2010 Poppy Ridge 4/17/2010 Poppy Hills 5/16/2010 Palo Alto 6/12/2010 Crystal Springs 7/10/2010 Monarch Bay 8/14/2010 Deer Ridge 9/18/2010 Sta. Clara 10/16/2010 GOLFER OF THE YEAR
Noguera Manny 90 50 50 110 150 50 50 110 660
Panlasigue Bobby 130 110 90 50 50 130 50 610
Sevilla Irvin 110 50 90 110 150 50 560
Dumancas Ramon 150 70 50 50 130 50 500
Yu Clement 50 50 50 70 130 50 50 50 500
Medina Rico 50 50 70 90 50 70 50 50 480
Flores Jojo 50 130 130 50 50 50 460
Magbitang Jun 50 130 50 50 50 50 50 430
Riego de Dios Ron 50 50 110 90 70 50 420
Mercado Arnold 50 50 150 110 50 410
Mercado Joji 50 50 50 70 50 50 90 410
Africa Dino 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 400
Gardner Bill 50 150 50 50 50 50 400
Manalo Mike 70 110 50 50 50 330
Colmenares Tony 50 50 50 90 70 310
Lomotan Froi 50 50 50 150 300
Gochoco Jim 90 150 50 290
Litton Andy 150 50 50 250
Rivera Julius 50 50 50 50 50 250
Silva Alan 50 50 50 50 50 250
Feyzbakhsh Jim 50 50 50 50 200
Hizon Matt 50 50 50 50 200
Mayor Orly 50 50 50 50 200
Consunji Tom 50 130 180
Leoncio Benjy 50 50 50 150
Beza Romi 50 50 100
Kurily Paul 50 50
Sarino CJ 50 50
Sicat Joe 50 50