Paolo de Leon, a 14 year-old student at St. John’s Institute in Bacolod City, was the overall champion of last weekend’s Rotary ‘Golf for a Cause’ tournament held at the Negros Golf and Country Club in Bata Subdivision.
Paolo, who has been playing golf since the age of six, had a net score of 85 points under the Stableford scoring system. He has a handicap of 10.
“I was surprised, but thrilled to take the title”, he said. “It’s a real boost to my confidence and a strong motivator for me to do even better in the future.”
Other winners were: Class A: Boy Manaloto (hcp 10) 77 points; Class B: Fidel Fuentes (hcp 16) 81 points; Class C: Rudy Pranga (hcp 22) 83 points. Friendship Division: J J Coscolluela 72 points. Overall gross champion was Francis Gaston (hcp 4) with 70 points.
This was the 12th Rotary ‘Golf for a Cause’ tournament, said Jojo Montinola, president of the Rotary Club of Bacolod Marapara, organizers of the event.
“The tournament was a great success with an excellent turnout of players”, he said.
“Not only is the event a lot of fun, it raises vital funds which enables our club to continue its community programs, especially medical missions for the less fortunate in our society.
“I’d like to thank all the players, sponsors and volunteers for their participation, with a special mention of our main sponsors Coca-Cola, the City of Talisay, Shangri La’s Mactan Resort and Spa and Philippine Airlines.”