All set for 72nd Fil-Am golfest


FINISHING touches for the 72nd Fil-Am Men’s Invitational that kicks off this weekend with the seniors tournament were undertaken during a team captains’ meeting Wednesday at the Camp John Hay Golf Club in Baguio City.

Fil-Am co-chairmen Anthony de Leon of Baguio Country Club (NCC) and Jude Eustaquio of John Hay and rules officials Jose “Pepot” Iñigo and Jack Imperial met the teams’ captains of the tournament, the world’s biggest amateur tournament in terms of participation.

Tops on the agenda were new health guidelines topped by the elimination of antigen tests that were implemented last year. Each participant, however, must submit proof of full vaccination and booster shots while the locker facilities will operate within limits.

“On behalf of Jude (Eustaquio), I welcome everyone to this annual event,” BCC general manager de Leon said. “We are happy to see new and old friends here and have a sort of a reunion.”

More than 1,200 players representing 240 teams are seeing action in the long-running event.   A total of 100 teams are competing in the seniors and 26 are playing in the lower divisions of the regular teams starting this weekend, with still 110 squads on the waitlist.

The two-week event is held in partnership with BCC, Camp John Hay, The Manor, The Forest Lodge and Le Chef with presenters 3K Rock Engineering and Construction Corp., Toyota, Boysen,and Columbia Sportswear and major sponsors Palm Grove, Britanny Corp. and Asiatraders Corp.

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