Thursday, May 12, 2011

Sizziling Hot at the ICTSI Philippin Open

Siddikur and Angelo Que

It was sizzling hot at the first day of the ICTSI Philippine Open at the East course of Wack Wack Golf & Country Club. Not just because of the blistering heat but because the best players from the Asian tour were in full force. I was excited as it was my first time to watch the Philippine Open and help out as a scorer. One of the first flights who passed our designated hole was Himmat RAI from New Delhi who topped today's leader board with a 68 (-4). Rai is quite young at 24 years old.

But even younger is our teen star player Miguel Tabuena who at 16 years old is the youngest in the Asian Tour. Miguel had his supportive family rooting for him all the way.
Miguel Tabuena

Pretty mom Lorna Tabuena (L)

Miguel was paired with Berry Henson of the USA who did an impressive 69 (-3) for the day.

Berry Henson

Our very own Marvin Dumandan was all smiles early in the game. It must have been a prelude of things to come as he finished the day very well with a 69 (-3). Just one shot away from current leader RAI.

Marvin Dumandan

One of the nice things about being assigned to score in a static hole assignment is that you get to see all the players without having to move around a lot.  By just following one flight you miss out on the chance to see other great golfers. I was assigned to cover hole #12 and get all the players scores from the previous 3 holes. It was so much fun because I got to see my all favorite players pass through...
Frankie Minoza 

Temyong Murakami

Mars Pucay

Gerald Rosales

Tonton Asistio

Juvic Pagunsan

It was a great day for  golf and I am looking forward to day two of the ICTSI Philippine Open 2011.

The hard working ladies of Wack Wack - Jan Punzalan, Sylvia Singson, Joanna Lim

Keeping score! L-R Samantha Lopez Edwards, Isa Velayo

No comments: