Alumni golfers and guests gathered at The Orchard Golf and Country Club last October 18, 2019 for the annual AIM President’s Cup.
The tournament was graced by Dr. Jikyeong Kang, President and Dean of the Institute, who enjoyed a chat with the golfers over breakfast before they headed out to the golf course.
As the horn sounded to announce the start of the tournament, golfers teed off shotgun-style to begin their rounds. The tournament was played using the System 36 format to ensure an even playing field.
After their rounds, alumni and guests proceeded to the Benitez Hall where the fellowship and awarding was held. Mr. Bernie Jiao, Executive Managing Director of the Alumni Relations Office, was the emcee for the afternoon’s program.
Lots of prizes where drawn for the minor raffle such as power banks, head phones, speakers, golf caps, fitness trackers and gift certificates from Summit Hotel and Resorts to name a few. For the major raffle, a Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee machine with two (2) box of capsules, top of the line Volvik and Bridgestone golf bags, and a 50-inch LED TV were up for grabs. The excitement was palpable and the golfers were on the edge as the raffle draw progressed. In the end, the big winners were: Rod Quelacio (Volvik Golf Bag), Toti Ramos (Nescafe Dolce Gusto set), Felipe Diego (Bridgestone golf tour), 50” Smart TV (Efren Cruz).
Apart from the sumptuous food, the golfers were also treated to free flowing drinks from Fundador and premium coffee from Nescafe Gold.
Here are the big winners for this year’s tournament:
Lowest Net Champion Raymond Lacdao, MBM 2000
Lowest Gross Champion Derek Ramsay, Guest
Class A Champion Gary Manotoc, Guest
Class A 1st Runner-up Rene Unson, Guest
Class A 2nd Runner-up Jay Carreon, Guest
Class B Champion Bernie Jiao, MBM 1989
Class B 1st Runner-up Teddy Villanueva, MBM 1973
Class B 2nd Runner-up Noli Gusi, Guest
Class C Champion Randy Banzon, Guest
Class C 1st Runner-up Jed Reyes-Cuerva, MBA 2015
Class C 2nd Runner-up Raffy David, MBM 2000
Ladies’ Champion Grace Montilla, Guest
Fun Hole Winners
Most Accurate Drive John Aprieto, MSIB 2020
Longest Drive Aris Malantic, MBM 2000
Nearest to the Pin Derek Ramsay, Guest
All tournament winners received a Megafiber giftpack, while the fun hole winners received Fundador Exclusivo gift packs.
This event would not have been possible without the support of the following sponsors: (Birdie Sponsors) Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC), Summit Hotel and Resorts; (Hole-in-One Sponsors) Megafiber & Cran UTI and SolarTech Renewable Solutions; (Par Sponsor) Team Energy Corporation; (Hole Sponsors) MBM 1973, Centro Manufacturing Corporation, All Cards, SGV, Co, Development Bank of the Philippines, AL Yabut Management Corporation, First Metro Investment Corporation, AlliedBankers Insurance Corporation and North Luzon Expressway; (Other sponsors) Nescafe Gold, Nescafe Dolce Gusto, ABS CBN and Fundador (Emperador Distillers).
words by Janelle Erika Corpuz-Santos