The Orchard Golf and Country Club took home the Founders division at the close of the 72nd Philippine Airlines Interclub golf team championships, March 10, in Cebu City.
Orchard actually finished second behind Cebu Country Club, but was elevated to first after the Carmona-based squad won the overall title.
Zachary Castro and Gabriel Matthew Macalagium led Orchard in the final day at Cebu Country Club with 35 and 34 points, respectively.
Orchard closed out with 129 for 482, 24 points ahead of Forest Hills. Valley settled for third place with 439.
In the Aviator class, Club Filipino de Cebu leaned on the final day 35 points of Baltaire Balanguan to beat Alta Vista, 409-393. Third spot went to Rancho Palos Verde Team 1 with 390.
Mactan Island captured Sportswriter with 342 followed by Camp John Hay 339 and Camp Evangelista 323.
The Friendship title was won by Davao City Golf with 306 with South Cotabato and Iligan finishing second and third with 288 and 259, respectively.
Meanwhile, Jolo Magcalayo of Tagaytay Highlands won the individual title with 73 points, one ahead of Bayani Garcia of Cebu Country Club.
This year’s Interclub is sponsored by Radio Mindanao Network, Asian Air Safari, and Vanguard Radio Network. Also extending support are ABS-CBN Global Ltd. (The Filipino Channel), Rolls Royce, Primax Broadcasting Network, UM Broadcasting Network (Mindanao), Fox Sports, Cignal TV, GECAS, Boeing, Lufthansa Technik AG, Manila Standard, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, Dusit Thani Manila, and Casino Filipino. Official hotel is Quest Hotel Conference Center Cebu.(pr)