The 5th Don Albino D. Gothong Memorial Golf Tournament dubbed as the Amo Cup at alta Vista Golf and Country club drew a total of 297 players.
The man, who is being honored with this tournament, Albino Gothong, who was fondly referred to as Amo by many, was responsible for the staging of major golf tournaments in Cebu during the 1990s until the early part of the new millennium.
Gothong organized the Filipino-Chinese Friendship Tournament as several club events for the major courses of Cebu along with his group, which continues to be referred to as the Fil-Chi committee.
The number of participants in the 5th Amo Cup surpassed the number of entries last year and the packed ballroom of Alta Vista Golf and Country Club was another proof that the legacy of Amo continues to live on.
Emerging as overall lowest gross winner was David Park, who shot two-under-par 70 strokes.
Elro de los Reyes, who made 62 strokes, won the overall lowest net plum.
Gothong’s family led by his widow Pacita was on hand for the awards ceremony. Also present were his daughter Bambi and son Benjo along with their spouses.
Albino was not only known in the golf circle, but also supported other sporting events and was a well-known philanthropist supporting various foundations and organizations helping children get an education and patients in need of financial help among others.
He was also famous for his trips with friends to play golf in other countries as well as his love for great food.
The Gothong family and the tournament committee are hoping to put up a bigger event next year to honor the man, who was not only Amo, but also Tatay to his dear friends.
The class A winners received their prizes from Oly Dychangco, Benjo Gothong and Bambi Gothong-Tan. The winners are (from left) runner-up Nolan Rada, lowest net Masahisa Kawakami, and lowest net Leo Saberon.
Cristino Lim (2nd from left) took the lowest gross honors for class B. he is flanked by committee members Ramon Sebastian, Arturo Go, and Vicente Go.
Arturo Go and Willy Go awarded the prizes to the class C winners (from left) runner-up Harris Roska, lowest net Jephte Romea, and lowest gross Ed Eroy.
Ellie Espinoza and John Uy awarded the prizes to the guest division winners. They are (from left) lowest net Junrey Pelayo, lowest gross Ariel Mangana, and runner-up Paolo Alberto.
Mayette Alba won the lowest net for the ladies division while Ericka Lim bagged the lowest gross title. They received their prizes from Gerry Quintos and Peter Aznar.
Rolly Santos and Dondon Arquiza awarded the prizes to the seniors' division lowest gross champion Vicente Go and lowest net winner Bobby Barria.
Gerry Quintos and Peter Aznar awarded the prizes to super seniors' division lowest gross champion Ed Franco and lowest net winner Felipe Ventulan.
The Amo Cup committee with members of the Gothong family.
The overall lowest net title went to Elro de los Reyes while David Park bagged the lowest gross plum.
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