VETERAN shotmakers Robert Pactolerin and Rodrigo Cuello see action as close to 40 teams battle it out for top honors in the Professional Golfers Association of the Philippines pro-am golf tournament on Monday at Club Intramuros.
A total prize fund of P200,000 is up for grabs in the event, one of the club’s premier tournaments featuring some of the country’s leading pros and amateurs and lady golfers.
Format is a two-man team event with the lowest combined output from the pro’s gross score and the amateur’s net score through Blind Callaway winning the top P20,000 purse.
The top 30 pros in the current Order of Merit of the ICTSI Philippine Golf Tour will not be allowed to team up with a current member of the national team, a foreign amateur or a player with a 10 handicap or better, according to the organizing PGAP headed by its president Jun Bustamante.
Joining Pactolerin, a former Philippine Open and many-time Masters champion, and Cuello, who won the Hong Kong Open in 1996, in the field are senior campaigners Juanito Pagunsan, 1986 Philippine Open winner Mario Manubay, and Caloy Nival.
Club Intramuros chief operating officer Mark Lapid and resident manager Adelfo Mendoza III will join Bustamante in the ceremonial drive to start the 18-hole tournament that also offers fabulous prizes for the top amateur finishers.