Royal Northwoods shines in world amateurs golfest

The Philippine Star

Posted at Jul 22 2012 02:12 PM | Updated as of Jul 22 2012 10:12 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Richard Tomas Joson pooled a 305 to capture the gross individual crown while powering Team Royal Northwoods to a runner-up finish in the fifth round of the World Amateur Inter-Team Golf Championship at the Tiara Melaka Golf and Country Club in Melaka, Malaysia recently.

Joson teamed up with Gov. Tomas Joson III, Dennis Gonzales and Nicholas del Carmen Santiano as they assembled a four-round aggregate of 955 to finish second to host Malaysia, which scored a 931.

The Royal Northwoods bets opened their bid with a 252 then followed it up with rounds of 231, 237 and 235 to clinch the runner-up honors in the event serving as the penultimate leg of a six-stage competitive preliminary culminating in the grand finals in November at the Royal Perak Golf Club.

Richard Joson capped his impressive performance by bagging the longest drive honors (266 yards) on No. 7.

The annual WAITGC is a six-round series played over various courses in Malaysia with the final leg slated Sept. 10-13 at Templar Country Club in Putrajaya. The grand finals is set Nov. 6-8 in Perak.

The challenging Royal Northwoods in San Rafael, Bulacan helped in priming up the squad for the event. Not only a championship golf course for tournaments, the Royal Northwoods Golf and Country Club is also a venue for social events such as weddings and an ideal site for team building activities with its Hotel Masfino and the El Masfino water park. For details, log on to