Registration for the Canlubang Amateur Open is now in full swing with the organizers expecting a huge field to clash for top honors in the premier men’s championship and the ladies division at the Canlubang Golf and Country Club’s North and South courses in Laguna.
The 16th staging of the annual event, put up by Cangolf as part of its continuing effort to boost amateur golf and help discover fresh talents, will be played Oct. 12-14 with the championship/men’s division to be disputed over 54 holes under stroke play and the ladies and Classes A, B and C categories to be played over 36 holes in the last two days under the stroke play handicap format.
Deadline for listup is on October 5. For details, contact Cangolf (Makati office at (02) 8976887 (Maite Tengco) or (02) 8909321 (fax) or email email@example.com or in Canlubang at (049) 5432670 (Fely Anillo or Ann Dublado) or at trunklines (049) 5432640 to 43 local 231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fee is pegged at P3,000 and P1,000 (members) (championship) and P2,800 and P1,000 (members) for ladies and Classes A, B and C, inclusive of one free practice round.
Jobim Carlos and Pauline del Rosario topped the championship men’s and ladies classes last year but the former has since joined the pro ranks, leaving last year’s runner-up Jelbert Gamolo and third placer Ira Alido as the likely contenders for this year’s crown.
Cangolf ace Rupert Zaragosa is also expected to join along with Aidric Chan, Luis Castro, Jolo Magcalayo, Ryan Monsalve, Noel Langgamin and Luigi Guerrero while Del Rosario is also tipped to defend her crown and lead the Team The Country Club in the blue-ribbon event.
Others expected to vie in the ladies side are Yuka Saso, Abby Arevalo and Bernice Olivarez-Ilas along with national champion Harmie Constantino, Kristine Torralba, Nicole Abelar, Jona Magcalayo, Annika Guangco and Ashia Nocum among others.