The 1st Golf Tournament, labelled as “Rector’s Cup”, among Thomasian Alumni raised almost P7 million for the university’s athletes.
The event, held in Tagaytay Midlands Golf and Country Club last July 28, 2016, hauled 138 participants as they battled against the coveted Ramon Orlina’s Trophy.
Rector Rev. Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. mentioned that “we were actually thinking of an avenue where alumni can gather not in a formal set-up like homecomings and conferences, but on something they love and enjoy; thus, this sports gathering.”
He also described in his speech the life of the athletes and how this event can be a right opportunity to help them.
Alumni from the College of Science seals the coveted Ramon Orlina’s trophy with a shot of 286. Meanwhile, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Medicine and Surgery bagged the second and third places respectively who both scored 287. Engineering shot more birdies winning via countback over Medicine and Surgery.
The following is the list of individual winners for the fun hole awards.
|Longest Drive||Mr. Oscar Abesamis of Engineering|
|Most Accurate Drive||Mr. Willy Chik|
|Nearest to the Pin||Mr. Eduardo Yabut of Medicine and Surgery|
|Guest Ladies- Champion||Ms. Lee So Young|
|Guest Men’s- Champion||Mr. Willy Chik|
|Guest Men’s- 1st Runner Up||Mr. Armand Batalla|
|Guest Men’s- 2nd Runner Up||Mr. Eric Del Rosario|
|Men’s Alumni- Class C Champion||Mr. Garry Chung of Architecture|
|Men’s Alumni- Class C 1st Runner Up||Mr. Paolo Olalia of Science|
|Men’s Alumni- Class C 2nd Runner Up||Mr. Jojo Legaspi of Science|
|Men’s Alumni- Class B Champion||Mr. Mariano Arce, Jr. of Architecture|
|Men’s Alumni- Class B 1st Runner Up||Mr. Art San Gabriel of Commerce|
|Men’s Alumni- Class B 2nd Runner Up||Mr. Edwin Hernandez of Arts and Letters|
|Men’s Alumni- Class A Champion||Mr. Stephen Olalia of Medicine|
|Men’s Alumni- Class A 1st Runner Up||Mr. Rey Perez of Science|
|Men’s Alumni- Class A 2nd Runner Up||Mr. Adones Baluyut of Architecture|
|Ladies Alumni- Champion||Ms. Grace Atienza of Engineering|
|Ladies Alumni- 1st Runner Up||Ms. Edna Gatmaitan of UST High School|
|Men’s Alumni Lowest Net Score||Mr. Cesar Lacuna of Engineering|
|Men’s Alumni Lowest Gross Score||Mr. Eduardo Yabut of Medicine|
The funds raised shall be used in enhancing the skills and prowess of the Thomasian Athletes especially as they regain the long-time “Over-all Champion” title in the realm of sports like UAAP.
The tournament and event committee heads who enabled this event were Dr. Ian Laurel, Engr. Bong Fernando, Mr. Clarence Aytona, Atty. Peng Dela Rama, Mr. Edwin Hernandez, Dr. Elvis Llarena, Dr. Ray Malilay, Mr. Ed Nepomuceno, Atty. Dwight Ramos, Engr. Lawrence Pangan, and Mr. Rudy Olaso.
This event was also made possible by Hilmarc’s Construction Corporation; Dr. Robert Sy, Chairman of UST Alumni Association Inc. (USTAAI); Atty. Divina Law; DATEM Construction; IRONCON Builders; Mr. Ramon Orlina; Mr. Michael Blanco; Betis Craft; Mr. Wilfredo Layug; Mr. Michael Leyva; SY2; Nostrano Forma Co; Wilcon Builders; Metircon; Boysen; ASDEC Builders; Kenneth & Mock; Bostik; Urban Scope Design; Kuysen; Steeltech; Unitec Pipes; Emerald Vinyl; Crown Asia; Vpro Technical Solutions Inc.; IPM Construction; Philflex; Atlanta Industries Inc.; Laurel Development; Arch. Michael Peña; Mr. Greg Oliveros; AXA Philippines; and FMR Corporation.
The 2nd Rectors cup will be on January 2017. All alumni are enjoined to this event.