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DLSAANC Wins 2nd Annual DLS Friendship Cup

By: Orly Mayor, Thursday, May 9th, 2019 11:00 am
Orly Mayor along with teammates Dino Africa and Rico Medina (missing: Clem Yu) poses with the DLS Friendship Cup that the NorCal team won over their SoCal brethren, who flank them in this photo.

BThe second installment of the annual De La Salle Friendship Cup, a home-and-away golf competition between Lasallians from Southern California versus their counterparts from Northern California, was held on Friday, April 26, 2019 at the South Course of the Los Serranos Country Club in Chino Hills, California, a par-74 undulating layout playing at a long 6,743 yard and a slope/rating of 133/72.5.  The competition coincided with the One La Salle Golf Tournament that is held in Southern California every other year.  Imported cars were offered as hole-in-one prizes on all par-3’s, including a Maserati on No. 17.

Northern California was represented by Clem Yu, Dino Africa, Rico Medina, and Orly Mayor, with a combined course handicap of 116.  In the spirit of fairness and friendly competition, Southern California fielded a team comprised of Artie Evangelista, Lito Felipe, Jeff Sicat and Henry Unson, with a combined course handicap of 108.

The difficulty of the course plus prevailing winds kept the scores high.  Medina placed his drive on No. 9 within 5 feet of winning a Ferrari, but he only came away with a par.  Yu birdied the same hole with a lengthy putt from the fringe.  Led by Africa’s net score of 2-under 72, the Northern California team prevailed over Southern California with a margin of 10 strokes (315-325).

The day ended with an awards dinner featuring good food, drinks, and plenty of Lasallian fellowship.

The soon-to-be-winning DLSAANC team of (L-R) Dino Africa, Rico Medina, Orly Mayor and Clem Yu are seen here prior to the start of the Friendship Cup tournament, which was a tournament-within-a-tournament event held simultaneously with the biennial SoCal One La Salle Golf Tournament.

2018 Golfer of the Year and DLS Greens first tourney underway!

By: Gilbert Talavera, Sunday, March 24th, 2019 10:56 pm

Congratulations to Rico Medina for winning the DLS Greens 2018 Golfer of the Year Trophy. Likewise to the winners of the first 2019 regular season tournament at Poppy Ridge – Irvin Sevilla (1st), Mandy Rosales (2nd) and Frank Roxas (3rd). Thanks also to Mandy Rosales for coordinating the tournament!

Our next tournament will coincide with the second installment of the North/South friendship competition and will be held in conjunction with the One La Salle Alumni Association Invitational Golf Tournament on at the Los Serranos Golf Club in Chino Hills. Please see attached flyer for details.

Committed players are as follows:

1. Mon Dumancas
2. Frank Roxas
3. Clem Yu
4. Rico Medina
5. Dino Africa
6. Orly Mayor

7. Irvin Sevilla
8. Luther Jao
9. Jun Magbitang
10. Manny Noguera

We are looking to field a team of at least 10, hopefully 15 players to this home and away series with our Southern Cal La Sallian brothers.
Please let me know ASAP if you plan to play so I can reserve the spots with the organizers.


Orly Mayor

De La Salle Charity Golf Tournament

By: Gilbert Talavera, Monday, September 24th, 2018 09:45 pm

September 22, 2018
By 7AM, the registration table was already busy signing golfers in to participate in the annual De La Salle Charity Golf Tournament (previously Fil-Am Golf Tournament), held at the prestigious Monarch Bay Golf CC, in San Leandro, California.

The mood was joyful, sunny and bright, and golfers are excited to once again play with fellow La Sallians and friends from all over the Bay Area. A yearly tradition that supports Philippine and local Bay Area charities such as:
• Books for the Barrios
• Bro. Rabisa, Night School
• Bahay Pag Asa, Dasmarinas, Cavite
• Bro. Donato, in memory of
• Saint Benilde School for the Deaf
• James Hilario Integrated School, Bagac, Bataan

Over 40 golfers participated, but only a handful ended up with the coveted cup.
• Best Low Net Champion: Rey Santos
• 2nd place Low Net winner: Rey Abero
• 3rd place Low Net winner: Frank Roxas
• Best Low Gross winner: Nelson Galicia
• 2nd place Low Gross winner: Che Flores
• 3rd place Low Gross winner: Arnold Mercado
• 1st place – Callaway division winner: Betbet Espiritu

Awarding ceremonies were held just a stone’s throw away from the golf course at Everybody’s Café, where all participants were treated to a traditional filipino buffet lunch. A day of golf, followed by delicious food, and never-ending laughter and camaraderie. This is how it should be. Charity golf tournament, La Sallian style!

In addition to the golf trophies, a number of prizes were raffled out to the group.
• First prize – Las Vegas Grand Halloween Vacation – (Three (3) nights stay at the Marriott Grand Chateau (2-bedroom suite), plus a $200 gift certificate from Delta Airlines (over $1,200 value)
• Second prize – Fabulous Wine Country getaway – One (1) night stay at The Meritage Resort/Vino Belo (1-bedroom suite), Napa (over $450 value)
• Third prize – $300 Delta Airlines gift cards
Join us again next year, as our new DLSAANC President, Jerome Gutierrez, and board of directors, provide you with an even more memorable golfing experience. Stay tuned. Lake Merced Golf and CC in the works!

Special thanks to the following: Jerome and Tina Gutierrez, Orly and Betty Mayor, Emma and Jun Magbitang, Matt and Rina Hizon, Irvin and Jo Sevilla, Tom and Lorna Umali, Willie and Rose Salgado

By: Irvin Sevilla

Roxas Marks Tour Return With A Win!

By: Clement Yu, Friday, May 18th, 2018 02:52 pm

April 14, 2018 — The ageless bachelor Frank Roxas marked his return his return to the Bay Area and to the DLS Greens Tour with a one stroke victory over Enrique Olives at the maiden tournament held today at the Hiddenbrooke Golf Club in Vallejo. The sandbagger, ooops, US reverse balikbayan scored an impressive (net) 5 under par 67 at the Troon-managed course that meanders along the Hiddenbrooke housing development. The course featured a unique layout of three par 3’s and three par 5’s at the back nine. Bobby Panlasigue and Mandy Rosales won bragging closest-to-the-pin honors on two of the chosen par 3’s. Third place went to Jun Guzman, who won the three-way tiebreaker with Mon Dumancas and 2017 Golfer of the Year Jim Feyzbakhsh.

(Editor’s note: Please double click on the picture for a higher-resolution version!)

The complete results:

67     Frank Roxas

68     Enrique Olives

69     Jun Guzman

Jim Feyzbakhsh

Mon Dumancas

71     AJ Jamias

72     Chucky Samaniego

74     Clem Yu

75     Rico Medina

79     Dino Africa

Dennis Aguirre

Jun Magbitang

81     Mandy Rosales

82     Luther Jao

83     Manny Noguera

Randy Melton

Tony Colmenares

Gilbert Talavera

86     Alex Zonio

87     Mannie Castillo

93     Bobby Panlasigue

104    Karina Dias

115    Jay

DNF   Lily Maguirre



Colmenares Wins 2017 Inaugural Tourney

By: Clement Yu, Monday, April 3rd, 2017 10:01 pm

April 3, 2017 — After a weather-induced one week delay, the 2017 DLS Greens Golf Tour finally got underway yesterday at the Brian Costello-designed Callippe Preserve Golf Course in Pleasanton. Tony Colmenares won the year’s inaugural tournament by scoring 3 under par 69 to win by two strokes over his fellow St. Mary’s College alum Jim Feyzbakhsh. Third place winner was Froi Lomotan via a scorecard tiebreaker versus Manny Espinosa. Both scored 72 but Froi had a better back nine to win 2nd runner-up. Froi also won closest-to-the-pin bragging rights at the 116-yard hole # 6. The other par 3 honors went to Clem Yu at the spectacular downhill 137-yard hole # 13 (shown left).

18 golfers participated in this year’s maiden tournament. The golfers teed off the 6,024-yard, 124-slope white tees amid warm spring weather. It was a marked improvement over the previous week’s rainy weather and also what is projected to be another upcoming rainy weekend. Course condition was excellent and the usual afternoon winds did not bother the golfers after the noontime tee off. The golfers had to navigate doglegs, elevation changes, barancas and undulating greens though to earn their pars. For a lot of golfers, it was a feast or famine affair throughout the round since many holes had varying degrees of challenges. Nonetheless, the day was marked by camaraderie as the golfers gathered for the first time this year not only to compete but to renew friendships.

The complete scores:

69     Tony Colmenares

71     Jim Feyzbakhsh

72     Froi Lomotan

Manny Espinosa

73     Manny Noguera

76     Romi Beza

Jun Rima

79     Rey Reyes

81     Rico Medina

Matt Hizon

82     Clem Yu

Rene Gube

84     Gilbert Talavera

85     Charlie Gonzales

Mandy Rosales

89     Orly Mayor

90     Lou Madamba

DNF   Nani Ramirez (shoulder injury)

Here Is The DLS Greens 2017 Tournament Schedule

By: Clement Yu, Friday, March 24th, 2017 05:44 am

Ladies and Gents of De La Salle: below is this year’s tournament schedule. With the exception of the inaugural tournament, all will be held on Saturdays. Everyone is welcome to bring guests — especiallly to our annual fundraiser tournament (Fil-Am Championship) — to make the competition even more fun!

Tournament fees can be mailed to Tournament Director Orly Mayor at 2476 Fiji Way, San Leandro CA 94577. If you have QuickPay, BillPay or similar electronic fund transfer capability, you can remit your funds to omayor58@gmail.com

See you at the links!

DLS GREENS  2017 Tournament Schedule

Date / Tee Time / Golf Course / Fee

3/26/2017 Sunday / 11am / Callippe Preserve / $95.00 (Moved to April 2, Sunday)

4/22/2017 Saturday / 10am / Poppy Ridge / $95.00

5/20/2017 Saturday / 10:00 AM / Poppy Hills / $120.00; guests $150

6/24/2017 Saturday /7am / Monarch Bay / $70.00

7/22/2017 Saturday / 1pm / Wente / $95.00

8/19/2017 Saturday / 12noon / Nicklaus Monterey / $130.00

9/23/2017 Saturday / 8am / Monarch Bay (FilAm Championship) / $100.00 Shotgun; includes buffet lunch 1:30 @ Everybody’s Café

10/21/2017 Saturday / 10am / Hiddenbrooke (pending) / tbd

Hizon is 2016 Fil-Am Champion

By: Clement Yu, Friday, November 11th, 2016 07:18 am

2016filamwinners ( Click on the thumbnail for larger picture. L-R: Dan Foz, Rene Gube, Zenon Carlos, Matt Hizon, Jim Feyzbakhsh, Andy Litton [subbing for his guest Jesse Bacaro]. )

Sept. 24, 2016 — Matt Hizon finally bagged a tournament win and it came no less at the association’s annual Fil-AM Championship fundraiser held today at the Shadow Lakes Country Club in Brentwood, CA. This month’s tournament attracted a field of 37 alumni and Lasallian friends who competed in three categories.

Matt Hizon scored the day’s low gross score of 7-over par 79 to win the over-all championship. He played a relatively stress-free round by driving straight long tee shots and sticking many approach shots at the pin.

In Division A, Dan Foz edged Zenon Carlos with a net 68. Zenon actually won a tie breaker against Jun Antoc to win the 2nd place trophy. Both came from the SFPGA Golf Club, who fielded a strong 14-man roster in support of the DLSAANC’s fundraiser. Thank you guys!

Another tie-breaker determined the winner in Division B with Rene Gube (also from the SFPGA club) ending up with the winner over Jim Feyzbakhsh. Both scored an impressive net 65.

The small 3-man Division C competition adopted the Callaway scoring format and was topped by Jesse Bacaro with a net 74.

Congratulations to this year’s winners!

The complete results:

Low Gross and Over-all Champion:

79 Matt Hizon (net 64)

Division A

68   Dan Foz

69   Zenon Carlos

Jun Antoc

70   Tito Purugunan

Enrique Olives

71   Mon Dumancas

Manny Noguera

72   Gil Abad

Arnold Mercado

Raul Garcia

73   Mari Valles

74   Clem Yu

75   George Corpuz

77   Andrew Ortega

80   Dante Foronda

Rudy Ruan

Division B

65   Rene Gube

Jim Feyzbakhsh

69   Andy Litton

70   Al Tomas

71   Butch Rastrullo

72   Nutsie Maloles

74   Charlie Gonzales

75   Rey Ortega

Mandy Rosales

76   Bobby Panlasigue

Gilbert Talavera

77   Tony Colmenares

81   Dino Africa

85   Jun Rima

DNF  Orly Mayor

Lou Madamba

Joji Mercado

Flight C

74   Jesse Bacaro

75   Jack Costello

76   Alan Silva



Samaniego and Rosales Are Division Winners At Monarch

By: Clement Yu, Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 02:08 am

Guest player and Arreneow guy Chuck Samaniego topped Division A play via scorecard tie-breaker against Bobby Panlasigue at this month’s tournament held at one of the regular stops of the annual DLS Greens Tour, Monarch Bay Golf Club located at San Leandro, last May 14.

Both Chuck and Bobby shot a net two-under 70 but Chuck’s steadier play at the back nine (not to mention the Green Archers’ sense of fair play even with their arch rivals) won him the honors for Division A.

For Division B, Mandy Rosales won by three strokes over home course boy Rico Medina, who scored 76.

Twenty golfers competed in the third leg of this year’s golf tour, with 12 grouped at Division A and the rest at Division B for more equitable skill level competition. Tee time was at 10am making for benign conditions for most of the 4.5 hour playing time in what is usually a windswept mostly-link style golf course. Save for several hard bunkers, course condition was fair.

The day’s closest-to-the-pin bragging rights went to Froi Lomotan at the 173-yard 4th hole and Jim Feyzbakhsh at the 139-yard 7th hole.

The complete scores:

Division A

70      Chuck Samaniego

Bobby Panlasigue

73      Balong Lahoz

75      Luther Jao

78      Froi Lomotan

79      Tony Colmenares

Romi Beza

91      Lou Madamba

93      Nick Lahoz

96      Gerry Gatchalian

97      Art Dancel

Randy Mabalot

Division B

73      Mandy Rosales

76      Rico Medina

77      Dak Baltazar

79      Nutsie Maloles

83      Orly Mayor

Jun Magbitang

84      Dino Africa

85     Jun Rima

90      Gilbert Talavera

Next stop: June TBD @ Eagle Vines (Napa) $100 tournament fee


Olives Tops Poppy Hills Tourney

By: Clement Yu, Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 06:00 am

April 17, 2016Enrique Olives overcame numerous errant drives as well as difficult course conditions to top the second tournament of the year held this Sunday at Monterey’s Poppy Hills Golf Course. Enrique scored 1-over par to win by 5 strokes over runner-up Manny Noguera. Mandy Rosales came in third with 78.

Enrique scrambled throughout the round to make up for several bad, if not uncustomary, drives. Evidently, Enrique had enough game to mask his mistakes and still score well. Manny fought head-on with Enrique after the turn and would have challenged for the top spot had he shaken off his rust (he had just arrived from overseas two days prior) quicker in the front nine.

The par 71 Poppy Hills course still had many hard greens even two years after its extensive renovation in 2014. The yet-to-stabilize greens caused many good approach shots to roll off the putting surface and into the rough in some cases. Greens were not only fast but had difficult pin positions that would have challenged even professional golfers. Unfortunately, three putts was common for those who had difficulty judging the green speed and subtle breaks. Otherwise, the course was in excellent condition. The 15 golfers who participated in the tournament teed-off under summer-like weather which was a pleasant departure from the damp fog that sometimes hovers around the Monterey peninsula.

Doubleclick on the picture for a larger version! L-R: Closest-to-the-pin winner James Higgins, 3rd placer Mandy Rosales, winner Enrique Olives and Manny Noguera pose for a souvenir photo at the clubhouse at the end of the Sunday tournament.

The complete scores:

72     Enrique Olives

76     Manny Noguera

78     Mandy Rosales

79     Bobby Panlasigue

Tony Colmenares

80     Rico Medina

82     Clem Yu

85     Jim Feyzbakhah

Nutsie Maloles

Orly Mayor

87     Romi Beza

Nani Ramirez

Gilbert Talavera

95     James Higgins

DNF   Dino Africa

Next tournament: 05/14/16    10:00a @ Monarch Bay Golf Club in San Leandro $65 tournament fee





Here’s The 2016 DLS Greens Tour Schedule

By: Clement Yu, Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 02:13 pm

03/26/16    11:50a @ Poppy Ridge Golf Course in Livermore $88

04/17/16    10:00a @ Poppy Hills Golf Course in Monterey $120

05/14/16    10:00a @ Monarch Bay Golf Club in San Leandro $65

06/TBD/16  TBD @ Eagle Vines Golf Club in Napa $100

07/16/16     10:00a @ The Course at Wente in Livermore $100

08/13/16     11:00a @ Nicklaus Club in Monterey $110

09/26/16     12:00p @ Shadow Lakes Golf Club in Brentwood $100 [Annual Fil-Am Fundraising Tournament]

10/14/16    10:00a @ Callippe Preserve Golf Course in Pleasanton $95