Sta. Elena’s Carina Recamonte flashed top form and carded a gross two-over 74 for a net 69 to capture the women’s crown while Ray Sangil won the low gross honors with 68 in the Highlands Ladies Cup at Tagaytay Midlands Golf Club over the weekend.
Davao’s Stella Barnes shot a net even-par 72 from a gross 91 to clinch runner-up honors in the centerpiece division of the 14th staging of the event that featured the leading golfing ladies from the country’s top courses along with their guests from various sectors.
Korean Jung Hak Soo, a 7-handicapper, fired a gross 76 to bag the low net title with a 69 while Johann See also turned in a net 69 from a gross 79 to rule Class A with Dan Salvador finishing second with a gross 81 for a net 70 in the event backed by Gold sponsor IMG and Silver backers Baron Travel, CIF by Unilever, New Golden City Builders, PLDT SME, Petron, Regent Travel, SHA-WRAP, SM Prime Holdings and Wuhan Fibrehome.
Other winners were Gerry Romualdez and Lito Maraña, who came up with net 70 and 73 to top Classes B and C, respectively, with Tato Mercado and Judge Nor Guanlao carding net 71 and 74 for runner-up honors, respectively, in the tournament supported by Wee Community DeveloPERS, AgriKultura Pilipina, Asia Brewery, Burlington Socks, C-Mon Trading, CaraDerme, Champion, Chroma Hospitality, Concrete Masters, DellaSolare, Dickies, Eagle Eye Int’l., Fiorella Chocolates/WinWin Biscuits, Fitness First Alabang, GAC Motor PH, GRAB;
H&E, Holland Blooms, Honda Cavite, Inquirer Golf, Kawsek, Inc., Marie France, Microtel by Wyndham, NoliSoli, Orocan, Parola Maritime Agency, RCW Construction, Ruiz Jewelry, Santi’s/Werdenberg Int’l. Corp., Studio 337, Sunset at Aninuan Beach, Vermogen Golf Store, Wenger Watches and Wireless Services Asia, Inc.
A huge field of 220 players took part in the 18-hole tournament at Midlands and Lucky 9 courses with Tagaytay Highlands Ladies Chapter president Rosalind Wee and Auto Nation’s Anthony Pe hitting the ceremonial drive.
Enrico Leyeza, son of the late THLC member Mely Leyeza, also graced the opener with a book to be launched to her the latter’s memory.
With no one scoring an ace, the Asian cruise, Palawan and Boracay trip packages, along with the Wenger wristwatch were raffled off during awards rites.