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Local aces upbeat as 2nd Philippine Golf Tour Asia unwraps

The Philippine Golf Tour Asia kicks off its second season today with a promise of a shootout among a crack international cast right at the start of the $100,000 ICTSI Luisita Championship at the Luisita Golf and Country Club here......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarApr 17th, 2018

Philippines-Thai duel looms as LPGT Luisita unwraps

TARLAC, Philippines – The Ladies Philippine Golf Tour resumes today with six aces from Thailand slugging it out with the leading local players in the P1 mill.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 17th, 2017

Stellar cast primed up for Philippine Golf Tour season opener

An elite roster of 129 players, headed by the country’s top guns and a select international cast from the just-concluded Q-School, braces for a fierce showdown – all going for a strong start in the new season of the Philippine Golf Tour Asia which unwraps tomorrow at the Luisita Golf and Country Club in Tarlac......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Local aces go up vs Thais anew in Eagle Ridge invitational

MANILA, Philippines — Dottie Ardina, Princess Superal and Cyna Rodriguez take aim at the Ladies Philippine Golf Tour crown that has eluded the country’s lead.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

Pinay aces, stellar foreign cast face off

TAGAYTAY , Philippines  – The Ladies Philippine Golf Tour kicks off its new season with the ICTSI Champion Tour today with the local aces up against a stella.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 7th, 2017

Tight battle looms as Phl Am golf unfolds

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Amateur Open Golf Championship unwraps today with the local aces, led by Rupert Zaragosa, Ira Alido, Aidric Chan and Jel.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 4th, 2017

Thai tops PGTA Qualifying School with closing 69; Kim Joo Hyung falls

Sattaya Supupramai pounced on Kim Joo Hyung’s late miscue to top the PGT (Philippine Golf Tour) Asia Qualifying School with a closing three-under 69 at the Luisita Golf and Country Club here yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 14th, 2018

Fajardo to receive fourth straight PSA Mr. Basketball award

June Mar Fajardo is expected to cast a giant shadow over next week’s staging of the SMC-PSA (Philippine Sportswriters Association) Awards Night at the Maynila Hall of the Manila Hotel. The San Miguel big man will be bestowed the Mighty Sports Mr. Basketball award during the Feb. 27 rites presented by MILO and Cignal TV for another dominant PBA season last year which saw the 6-foot-10 Cebuano pride romp off with an unprecedented fourth straight MVP trophy.  Fajardo became the first-ever player to win the league’s highest individual award four consecutive seasons - and only the third in history to emerge a four-time MVP after legends Ramon Fernandez and Alvin Patrimonio. This will also be the fourth straight time the oldest media organization in the country is honoring the 28-year-old center for excellence in basketball. Last year, Fajardo further established his claim as the biggest name in Philippine basketball today after steering the Beermen to a record-tying three straight Philippine Cup championships that allowed the fable franchise to become only the second team in PBA annals to bring home the June Bernardino Perpetual trophy after TnT Katropa.  The former no. 1 pick out of University of Cebu also proved his worth by leading Gilas Pilipinas to a sweep of the Southeast Asian Basketball Association (SEABA) Championship, and then suited up for the national team in its FIBA Asia Cup campaign despite suffering a strained calf muscle prior to the ballclub’s departure for Beirut, Lebanon. Previous players hailed as Mr. Basketball include Calvin Abueva and Terrence Romeo.  Volleyball players Dawn Macandili and Marck Espejo as well as well as golfer Clyde Mondilla are also recipients of special awards during the affair that has the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) as major sponsor and backers in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), Mighty Sports, Globalport, Rain or Shine, and Smart.  Macandili, adjudged second Best Libero during the 2017 Asian Women’s Volleyball Championships here, will be handed the Ms. Volleyball title, while Espejo is Mr. Volleyball on account of him winning a fourth UAAP MVP trophy after steering Ateneo to a third straight championship.  For topping the Philippine Golf Tour Order of Merit (OOM), Mondilla is Mr. Golf of the year. The four special awardees are part of the total 105 personalities and entities which make up the season’s honor roll list, topped by PSA-Tapa King Athlete of the Year Jerwin Ancajas, Carlo Biado, and Krizziah Lyn Tabora. Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol, a former sportswriter, columnist, and boxing analyst, will be the special guest of honor of this year’s event......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2018

Last-hole eagle nets Ababa 2nd PGTA title

LUBAO, Pampanga, Philippines — Jhonnel Ababa nailed his second straight Philippine Golf Tour Asia in style, gunning down an eagle on the final hole for a 69.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 28th, 2018

Ababa targets 2nd PGT Asia crown at Pradera

MANILA, Philippines — Jhonnel Ababa hopes to cash in on his top form as he seeks a second Philippine Golf Tour Asia crown at the Pradera Verde Golf and Count.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 21st, 2018

‘Largest pot in history of Philippine golf’ up for grabs at 100th Solaire Philippine Open

Some of the Philippines and the world’s top golfers are set to converge in Sta. Rosa, Laguna for the 100th edition of the Philippine Open golf tournament, sponsored by Solaire Resort and Casino. The four-day tournament, which kicks off on February 28th at The Country Club in Sta. Rosa, will be the centennial edition of the Philippines’ top golf championship. “This is the fourth time that Solaire is sponsoring the Philippine Open, the country’s premier championship, and Asia’s oldest national open,” said Solaire Resort and Casino President and COO Thomas Arasi at the Solaire Philippine Open press conference held Tuesday morning. “But this sponsorship will be a special one since as the Open will be holding it’s 100th tournament.” As historic as the upcoming tournament will be, it will be even more enticing for the competitors, as the 2018 Philippine Open will feature over half a million US dollars in prize money. “This year’s total prize money for the Solaire Open is at $600,000 USD,” Pilipinas Golf Tournaments, Inc. General Manager Colo Ventosa revealed at Tuesday’s presser. “This is the largest pot in the history of Philippine Golf, the Philippine Open, and we expect to lure at least 132 players, from abroad and locally as well.” Among those 132 competitors will include a handful of former champions, including the Philippines’ own Miguel Tabuena, who won the tournament back in 2015. “Our defending champion from 2017, Steve Lewton will be here to defend his title. We also have another past winner, Mardan Mamat from Singapore, he was the winner in 2012. We have Marcus Both from Australia, 2014 winner, of course we have Miguel Tabuena as well, and we also invited Miguel Angel Jimenez.” Ventosa added. Decorated Pinoy bet Tony Lascuna will be gunning for this year’s crown after England’s Steve Lewton won it all in 2017. “Masakit sa aming mga Pinoy kung iba yung nananalo kasi yun yung malaking tournament sa Pilipinas.” Lascuna told ABS-CBN Sports. “Ngayon, may Philippine Tour, malaki yung tulong, tinutulungan every year na mag-improve lahat ng Pilipino. Ngayon, may chance kami.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

Local aces eye redemption as LPGT Beverly unwraps

MANILA, Philippines — Symetra Tour campaigners Dottie Ardina, Cyna Rodriguez and Princess Superal set out for the ICTSI Beverly Place Ladies Classic beginnin.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018

Six standout local volleybelles of 2017

We’ve seen them shine this year whether in the collegiate stage, in the club leagues or even in the international scene. These six Pinay volleyball players took the sport’s limelight in the year that’s about to end.     DESIREE CHENG Desiree Cheng came into De La Salle University during the time bitter rival Ateneo de Manila University got the Lady Spikers’ number. From Seasons 76 to 77, Cheng saw her team fall prey to the might of the Lady Eagles in the UAAP Finals. Then redemption came in Season 78. Unfortunately, the 5-foot-8 spiker was forced to watch from the sidelines with an ACL tear as her crew reclaimed the crown. A year after, Cheng got her biggest break. DLSU lost most of its veteran core after Season 78 and needed another scoring option. Cheng heeded the call. Though Cheng struggled at the start of the eliminations, the hitter slowly got her groove back and delivered when DLSU needed offense in their sixth straight championship showdown against Ateneo. Cheng was the X-factor for the Ramil De Jesus-mentored squad during the series. Her contributions both on offense and floor defense played a huge part in the Lady Spikers’ series sweep of the Lady Eagles for the school’s 10th title. Cheng also helped F2 Logistics claim the Cargo Movers’ breakthrough Philippine Superliga Grand Prix title and a runner-up finish in the All-Filipino Conference.   ALYSSA VALDEZ Although Alyssa Valdez failed to claim a crown in the Premier Volleyball League this year and a continued title drought since 2016, the Phenom’s magic remains. She can still fill up game venues whenever she takes the court and 2017 proved as the former Queen Eagles’ biggest year in terms of her flourishing volleyball career. Valdez brought her talents abroad, landing a stint with 3BB Nakornnont in the Thai League and in the Thai-Denmark Superleague where her team finished third in both tournaments. After her appearance in Thailand, Valdez donned the Creamline jersey and led the Rebisco franchise to a bronze medal finish both in the PVL Reinforced and Open conferences. Valdez also had another tour of duty, playing for the national team in the AVC Asian Women’s Senior Volleyball Championship and the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The 24-year old hitter got another international gig when she was tapped by Attack Line to play in the Chinese-Taipei Volleyball League.          Outside volleyball, Valdez has a blooming relationship with basketball star Kiefer Ravena. If she’s not busy with her volleyball and other commitments, Valdez also drew attention as one of the newest member of the so-called PBA players’ WAGS (wives and girlfriends) cheering for Ravena and the NLEX Road Warriors.      DAWN MACANDILI She may be only 5-foot tall but Dawn Macandili stood alongside Asia’s volleyball giants this year. The De La Salle University libero was the catalyst in the Lady Spikers’ back-to-back UAAP championship run. Her pesky floor defense frustrated DLSU’s rivals while giving her teammates a good first ball to operate their lethal offense.  But her biggest showing was when she landed a spot in the national team that competed in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship and in the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games. A first-timer donning the national colors, Macandili did not disappoint as she earned the respect and admiration of Japanese coaches and trainers during the Nationals’ training camp in Japan. She performed even better when the PHI hosted the AVC Asian Seniors. Ms. Everywhere gave teams like Asian powerhouse Vietnam, Kazakhstan, South Korea and Thailand a hard time with her floor defense. All her efforts caught the eyes of the AVC tournament officials and she was rewarded with the historic 2nd Best Libero award. She made the final list of in the national team that participated in the SEA Games. Back in the local scene, Macandili helped F2 Logistics to runner-up finish in the PSL All-Filipino Conference and a breakthrough crown in the Grand Prix.    JAJA SANTIAGO Tall, powerful and versatile, Jaja Santiago is a force to reckon with.  At 6-foot-5, Santiago dominated the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference as she led the National University Lady Bulldogs to a perfect championship run. She also bagged the conference’s Most Valuable Player award. Though NU failed to make it in the Final Four of UAAP for the second straight year, Santiago’s effort for the Lady Bulldogs was rewarded with a third straight Best Attacker award to go with the Best Scorer and Best Blocker recognitions. In the PSL, Santiago was a consistent scorer for the Foton Tornadoes in the All-Filipino Conference and the Grand Prix. Under the tutelage of Serbian import Moro Branislav, Santiago became an even more dangerous and versatile player. Aside from her natural position as a middle blocker, she can now wreak havoc on both wings the puts her height advantage to good use. She made it into the national team that competed in the AVC Asian Seniors and SEA Games and was the Nationals’ scoring ace. Santiago received an offer from Thai powerhouse Bangkok Glass but declined the offer to play in her last year with the Lady Bulldogs.             KIM FAJARDO Setter Kim Fajardo left winning legacy when she played her swan song for DLSU. It took her a few months to decide to play her fifth year with the Lady Spikers. Leading a young crew after the departure of the core of the Season 78 championship squad, Fajardo faced a tough challenge in the Taft-based squad’s title-retention bid. But the Batanguena proved her worth as a leader and the skipper rallied the Lady Spikers back into the Finals in a sixth straight collision against bitter rival Ateneo. Fajardo’s composure carried DLSU in a tough Game 1 match and again in the five-set title-clincher to complete the Lady Spikers’ series sweep of the Lady Eagles. She earned a spot in the national team as a starting setter. Fajardo steered F2 Logistics to its first PSL Grand Prix crown bagged the conference’s Best Setter award. She helped the Cargo Movers to a runner-up finish in the All-Filipino Conference.     JOVIELYN PRADO Silent but deadly. Jovielyn Prado may not be the typical vocal leader but her presence inside the court is enough to rally the Arellano University Lady Chiefs to meet their goals. The outside hitter proved her worth to the Lady Chiefs when she led the Legarda-based squad back on the NCAA women’s volleyball throne. A year removed from the title, Arellano U turned to Prado to provide the spark the Lady Chiefs needed to make another shot at the crown. Consistent, efficient and effective, Prado delivered for the Obet Javier-mentored squad. Arellano U advanced in the stepladder semifinals and dethroned College of St. Benilde to set up a date with thrice-to-beat, three-time Most Valuable Player Grethcel Soltones-led San Sebastian College. Undaunted even with a great series disadvantage, Prado played her best three games of the season to power the Lady Chiefs to an impressive sweep of the Lady Stags. Prado continued her great performance in the PVL Reinforced and Open Conference playing for the Power Smashers. She then bannered the Lady Chiefs to a bronze medal finish in the Collegiate Conference at the expense of UAAP team Adamson University.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

New PGT Asia Tour qualifier unwraps

MANILA, Philippines - One hundred fourteen players from at least 17 countries begin their chase for spots in Asia’s newest pro golf league – the PGT Asia Tou.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2017

Eight legs to kick off inaugural PGT Asia Tour

MANILA, Philippines -  Cashing in on the success of the men’s and ladies circuits of the ICTSI Philippine Golf Tour (PGT), the Pilipinas Golf Tournaments, In.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 6th, 2017

Mondilla upbeat at revival of ICTSI Philippine Masters

MANILA, Philippines -  Back in winning form, Clyde Mondilla goes for back-to-back when the Philippine Golf Tour resumes with the revival of the ICTSI Philipp.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 21st, 2017

Lascuña braces for tough ICTSI Luisita challenge

MANILA, Philippines - Tony Lascuña shoots for a second straight Philippine Golf Tour victory in Tarlac but faces a formidable cast of local and foreign rival.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 27th, 2017

Phl Golf Tour unwraps new season at Anvaya

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Golf Tour kicks off its new season at the Anvaya Cove Golf and Sports Club in Morong, Bataan next week with the P3.5 mil.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2017

World Sports: PHL Ladies Open tees off today at Wack Wack

THE 2017 edition of the Philippine Ladies Open Golf Championship tees off today at the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club's West Course in Mandaluyong City with a cast of local and foreign aces all ready to make a go at the title......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 10th, 2017

Filipino Cyclists Gear Up for Le Tour De Filipinas

Six local teams, led by 7-Eleven Road Bike Philippines, will see action in the 9th Le Tour de Filipinas next month. Also competing in the race scheduled on May 20-23 and sanctioned by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) are the Philippine National Team, Bike Extreme PH, Go for Gold Cycling Team, Standard Insurance Navy Team, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

AGTC to boost Philippines’ image as major golf destination

The Philippines is currently hosting the Asia Golf Tourism Convention for the first time, welcoming about 200 international golf tour operators from more than 30 countries in a series of activities until tomorrow......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018