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Fil-Am golfest resumes today

BAGUIO CITY — The second week of the Fil-Am Invitational Golf Championship starts today with another spirited action in both the Baguio Country Club and Camp John Hay golf courses.

Play begins in flights A, B, D and E in the Fil and Am divisions even as defending champion San Miguel-Northern Cement and five other teams, including perennial contender Manila Southwoods, start their respective bids Tuesday in the premiere Fil Championship flight.

Officials of the organizing committee and the host city, led by Mayor Mauricio Domogan, who saw action in the Seniors Fil-A last week, made the ceremonial tee off signaling the start of the second phase of the biggest and oldest amateur golf event in the country.

More than 400 players are expected to start their quest Monday in the hope of bringing home the Peter Pinder ethnic-inspired trophy.

More than 600 golfers of the total 1,200 will see action the next six days that will end Saturday with the awards ceremony at the BCC.

“This will be another tough Fil-Am golf just like last year,” said CJH Golf Club manager Tim Allen of the event presented by San Miguel especially with the Fil Championship teams beefing up to win this year’s competitions.