Winners to represent the Philippines at the World Final in South Africa.
Manila, Philippines – Despite an overcast and damp start at the fairways of Tagaytay Midlands Golf Club in Batangas, the BMW Golf Cup International National Final 2015 saw a display of excellent sportsmanship anew from BMW customers and invited guests. Presented by Asian Carmakers Corporation (ACC), the official importer and distributor of BMW in the Philippines, the annual invitational hosted participants who competed for the top ranks in four (4) major divisions: Men’s Class I, Men’s Class II, Ladies, and Guests. Siblings William and Mary Kim Hong bagged the coveted awards in the Men’s Class I and Ladies categories. They will join Men’s Class II division’s Emmanuel Barcelon in the much-awaited World Final.
William Hong bested over 50 contenders to emerge as the winner of the Men’s Class I division with 55 points. Noel Flores settled for second with a net score of 28 against Harrison Milo Paltongan’s 27 in the last nine holes after tying at 53.
In the Men’s Class II division, Emmanuel Barcelon defended the highest billing with an inspired game against Victor Mapua who came in at second place and won over Renato Ongtao also via countback with 30 points in the last nine.
To make her own mark in the competition, Mary Kim Hong matched her brother’s victory with a slim advantage at the top of the leaderboard of the Ladies division. She held 18 points in the last six holes to win over Malu Gamboa who tied her net score of 51. Marilou De Leon completed the category’s roster and settled for a distant third with 33 points.
Guest player Arnel Paras triumphed to nab the top spot and relegate Ricky De Roca to second. Last year’s Men’s I category winner Chino Raymundo landed a repeat victory, this time in the division’s third place.
The respective champions of the Men’s Class I, Men’s Class II, and Ladies’ divisions are set to represent the Philippines in the BMW Golf Cup International World Final, which will take place in George, South Africa in March 2016. The world-class golf event will gather players from more than 50 countries across the globe to culminate the renowned series.
“Golf is defined by athleticism, accuracy, and mobility – values that are deeply imbibed by BMW. This is why we recognize the discipline as a reflection of our identity as a brand and continue to be its strongest partner across the globe and in the Philippines. Through the National Final, where we gather our most valued clients, BMW hopes to echo its commitment to the sport and of course automotive excellence in the years to come,” said ACC President Maricar Parco.
The BMW Golf Cup International National Final 2015 was made possible by its official airline partner Singapore Airlines, Callaway, Rimowa, Leica, and Misfit.
To know more about the BMW Golf Cup International, visit the official BMW Golfsport website (www.bmw-golfsport.com) or follow the brand on Facebook (BMW.Philippines).