Colmenares Wins 2017 Inaugural Tourney

By: Clement Yu, Monday, April 3rd, 2017 10:01 pm PST
Filed under: DLS Greens

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)