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Jin & Park, Villanueva & Peter top chamber of commerce scholarship golf tourney

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FENG Chun Jin and Joung Hoon Park, along with Shayne Villanueva and Marco Peter, topped their respective categories to claim the top prizes at the Saipan Chamber of Commerce Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament held Saturday at the LaoLao Bay Golf & Resort. 

Jin and Park stayed on top of their game throughout the 18-hole course to finish first in the Low Gross Category. They barely made any errors during the front nine and never committed a bogey. After just five holes, they gained two birdies and continued to add two more birdies in hole #6 and hole #7 while ending the rest of the course with pars to hold a gross of 32 for a comfortable lead.

Jin and Park never lost touch as they improved their swing in the back nine, finishing the first three holes with birdies and prolonging their dominance with four more consecutive strokes under par to secure the throne with a gross total of 61. They received the first prize of $800 cash.

The fight for second place was more intense than the battle for the top position, but in the end Sung Soo Lim and Ki Young Kim claimed the spot and the  $650 prize.

Earning the $500 third prize were Sun Ho Kang and Young Woo Lee who played evenly, sharing a low gross total of 63.

In the Double Peoria Category, Shayne Villanueva and Marco Peter faced tough competitors, but they notched victory and received the top prize of $800 cash.

Double Peoria winners Shayne Villanueva and Marco Peter pose with Saipan Chamber of Commerce president Velma Palacios and executive director Maxine Laszlo at the LaoLao Bay Golf & Resort on Saturday.

 

Low Gross winners Feng Chun Jin and Joung Hoon Park hold their  prizes as they pose for a photo with Saipan Chamber of Commerce president Velma Palacios and executive director Maxine Laszlo at the LaoLao Bay Golf & Resort on Saturday. Contributed photo

The team had a rough start, ending the first two holes above par in the front nine as well as in the back nine, but with enough consistency, the two were able to complete the course with a gross total of 73. Thanks to their handicap of 4.80, their net total was reduced to 68.20. 

In the battle for the $650 second prize, two teams ended up with a net total of 68.60. However, it was the clutch performance of Harry Nakamura and Louie Tilipao that gave them the advantage over the team of Paul Kaipat and Nick Sablan who ended at third place and received a $500 cash prize.

The winners of the optional play contests were also recognized. Each received a $150 prize.

At hole #6, sponsored by Island Training Solutions, Feng Jin was the "Aggressive Drive"  winner with a distance of 43 ft. closest to the aggressive line.

At hole #3, Roy Ada bagged the closest to the pin at 41 inches. 

Hole #7, sponsored by IT&E, was taken by Soon Ja Yoo with a closest to the pin at 66 inches. 

At hole #13, sponsored by Mobil Oil, Sebastian Camacho was closest to the pin with 18.5 inches.

Finally, at hole #17, which was sponsored by the Board of Education, Joe Tudela was closest to the pin at 44 inches.

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