Sta. Lucia Tour: New format, same goal

The Sta. Lucia Amateur Golf Tour fires off next month with a new format but with the same goal of boosting the country’s talent-search and development of amateur golf.

Under the new set-up, the likes of Princess Superal, Pauline del Rosario, Rupert Zaragosa and Jobim Carlos would now be able to participate in the upcoming tour, a five-stage circuit put up by Sta. Lucia Land, Inc.

Sta. Lucia’s newest undertaking is in partnership with the National Golf Association of the Philippines (NGAP) with Vincent Santos and Jason Robles as tournament co-chairmen, according to Sta. Lucia chairman Vicente Santos.

In fact, the leg from Aug. 13-15 at the Rancho Palos Verdes in Davao will be part of NGAP’s stop in its own Mindanao Amateur Series.

“We recognize the surge of amateur golf and we’d like to be part of the development. It is our way of giving back to the game,” said Santos.

Eagle Ridge in Gen. Trias is the venue for the inaugural leg set March 19-21 to be followed by Summit Point in Lipa City on May 21-23.

The Orchard in Dasmariñas, Cavite will host the next leg on July 1-3 while Beverly Place Golf Club in Pampanga will stage the finals on Aug. 26-28.

February 17, 2015