MORE than 1,200 golfers from all over the world are set to converge in the country's summer capital for the 67th Fil-Am Invtiational Golf Tournament at the Baguio Country Club and Camp John Hay.
The 67th staging of the largest and longest-running amateur golf tournament in the world gets going on Friday with Ms. International Kylie Versoza hitting the ceremonial tee off at 4 p.m. in both courses.
Fil–Championship defending titlist San Miguel–Northern Cement is coming back with an almost intact seniors lineup to be led by former pro Eddie Bagtas as it gears up for another showdown with 2014 champion Pugo Adventure.
“Mas malakas pa ngayon,” said Bagtas of his squad which will also have Tommy Manotoc, Chito Laureta, Lino Magpantay, Rudy Amata and Benjie Sumulong.
San Miguel will start its repeat bid on November 27 against Pugo Adventure, which will be led by the Puckett brothers Fred and Douglas, Goodie Ignacio and Ed Montenegro.
“This will be a tough Fil-Am golf just like last year,” said CJH Golf Club manager Tim Allen of the event presented by San Miguel.
“The course is in perfect shape,” BCC spokesperson Andrew Pinero said.
The Fil-Am golf is also backed by Toyota, Petron, Magnolia, SMC Global Power, Northern Cement, San Miguel Lifestyle Brews, Manor at Camp John Hay, Forest Lodge, Empire, CJH Development Corporation, Baguio Country Club, Le Chef,and the CJH Trade and Cultural Center, and Mizuno.