DLSAANC Wins 2nd Annual DLS Friendship Cup

By: Orly Mayor, Thursday, May 9th, 2019 11:00 am PST
Filed under: DLS Greens
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.