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Ryan Abdon raises the general championship trophy of the Philippine Airways Mabuhay Miles Elite invitational golf event held Monday at The Orchard. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

DASMARINAS–Taking part in in his first event for the reason that demise of his spouse, senior campaigner Ryan Abdon made it matter on Monday by gunning down an eagle and two birdies for a System 36 internet four-under-par 68 to win the general title within the Philippine Airways Mabuhay Miles Elite invitational golf event.

The 67-year-old, taking part in out of Manila Southwoods, holed his third shot on the par-5 second gap of the Palmer structure–his first within the shotgun begin occasion–popping out of thick tough from about 20 yards utilizing a 54-degree wedge for what proved to be the distinction within the hotly-contested centerpiece division.

And after the awarding of the trophy and the 140,000 flier miles that went with it, Abdon couldn’t assist however be emotional since he can’t share this win together with his spouse, Amy, who handed on September 12 after a two-month battle with liver most cancers.

“That is for her,” Abdon, who additionally gained the Class A plum at Eagle Ridge a number of years again, mentioned. “Initially of the spherical, since that is the primary time I performed a event since her passing, I whispered a prayer and advised her that I might win this for her.”

The event was held for the primary time in 5 years and it couldn’t have had a extra standard winner than Abdon, who owns a landfill enterprise in Cebu the place he flies to rather a lot, therefore his yearly invitation to the unique 18-hole event.

“We’re deeply honored to see you all right here at the moment,” PAL president Capt. Stanley Ng mentioned earlier than the beginning of the awarding ceremonies. “I want to thank all of you not just for taking part in, but additionally for sticking to us even through the pandemic.”

That eagle was additionally value one other 20,000 miles, whilst Edmund Yee, the previous Glowing Goldie for College of Santo Tomas within the UAAP, ran away with the Seniors’ title after taking pictures a gross 79 for a 71.

Jose Emmanuel Angeles walked away with the low gross trophy after taking pictures a 70. The victory was value 120,000 miles for Angeles.

Vicente Solon fired a internet 68 to win the Class A championship over Jesus Romero, who nipped Arnold Corporal by way of a countback with 5 birdies after each had returned 69s.

Former Far Jap College basketball star Jens Knuttel had three birdies in taking pictures a 70, nipping Alex Revilla for the Class B crown by way of a countback. Eric Lim settled for third additionally after shedding within the tiebreaker to Revilla, who had two birdies, and 7 pars.

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Richie Santos was the Class C champion after taking pictures a gross 78 for a 69 on the Participant structure, nipping Ariel Merilleno, who fired a 70. Edwin Ermita was third additionally with a 70.

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