Bor­lon­gan, Pue­blo Ladies bring home 2nd place honor

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Sports - By JACK BIANTAN (l.biantan@gmail.com)

TEENER Iya Bor­lon­gan’s last day charge saved the day for the Pue­blo de Oro Lady golfers as they fin­ished run­ner-up in the Sportswrit­ers Di­vi­sion in the Philip­pine Air­lines Swing South Sis­ter Ladies Cham­pi­onship at the Cebu Coun­try Club Cebu City.

Bor­lon­goan, the 13-yearold daugh­ter of sports­man Greg Bor­lon­gan and busi­ness woman Mar­jou Chabon Bor­lon­gan, du­pli­cated her 43 point first day gain in the fourth day to help lift the Pue­blo Ladies to a run­nerup fin­ish be­hind cham­pion Ea­gleridge Gold and Coun­try Club of Cavite.

Gla­dys Opitz, Ros­alinda Belling­ham, and Teri Soli­taria added 37, 35 and 30 points to up their total to 116 points in the fi­nal day for a grand total of 448.

Bor­lon­gan and HongKong based Ping Carmichael came up charg­ing in the first day with 44 and 41 each while Chit Las­ti­mosa and Teri So­la­to­rio added 29 and 22 points each re­spec­tively to put the Pue­blo Ladies ahead with 114 points in the first day.

They how­ever fal­tered in the sec­ond day with Gla­dys Opitz scor­ing 37, Alethea Paige Gac­cion and Ros­alinda Belling­ham 34 points each and Jen­nifer Chua adding 29 for a total of only 105 points.

They then slowly came back in the third day with Gac­cion scor­ing 43 points, Carmichael 39, Las­ti­mosa 31, and Chua 30 points for a total of 113 in the 22 teams four-day com­pe­ti­tion that show­cased the tal­ents of top lady golfers from all over the coun­try.

The Pue­blo Ladies then stepped up in the fourth day to record their high­est score of 116. But this was not enough as the Ea­gleridge Ladies were be­yond reach scor­ing 126 points for a grand total of 463 points.

“It was a good per­for­mance for the Ladies. They worked very hard and I thanked them for their ef­forts. Con­grat­u­la­tions to them,’’ their coach Jett Plete said.

PAL LADIES CHAM­PI­ONSHIP. Iya Bor­lon­gan (kneel­ing front) leads the Pue­blo Ladies team as they dis­play their run­ner-up tro­phy and medals in the Philip­pine Air­lines Swing South Sis­ter Ladies Cham­pi­onship held re­cently at the Cebu Coun­try Club. (Sun*Star photo by Jack Biantan)

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