YASUHIRO Sato and Juko Ishikawa finished first in the Double Peoria of the Rotary Club of Saipan Open Golf Tournament Two-Person Scramble held Saturday at the LaoLao Bay Golf & Resort.
Sato and Ishikawa opened up the front nine with a steady performance. They found their swing early, snatching two birdies after the first three holes.
At hole #4, they were set back with a bogey, but made up for it by closing the remaining holes with pars and one more birdie to hold a gross score of 34.
On the back nine, Sato and Ishikawa suffered two bogeys, but bounced back with three birdies to again notch a gross score of 34. The duo played without a handicap, but their total score of 68 earned them first place and the Double Peoria title.
Seo Yeon Jeon and Sun Suk Kim closed the front nine with a gross of 34, but they had a slight hiccup on the back nine with a par at hole #14 for a gross of 35. Jeon and Kim also played without a handicap, and finished second with a net score of 69.
In third were Steven Aguon and Gerald Guerrero who shot a gross score of 32 on the front nine only to struggle on the back nine for a gross score of 36. With a handicap of -1.20, their net score was 69.20.
Freddy Salavaria and Ben Duenas had an even better gross score on the front nine, 30, but they didn’t perform well on the back nine, scoring 38. With a handicap of -1.20, they ended in fourth place with a net score of 69.20.
In fifth place was the team of John Sablan and Harry Nakamura who had scored 33 on the front and back nines for a gross total of 66. With a -3.60 handicap, their net score was 69.60.
Mother and son Sherlyn and Davenault Jones had the same net score of 69.60, but was outpointed in the tiebreaking scorecards and had to settle for sixth place.
In the battle for the lowest gross, veteran Joe “Kamikaze” Camacho and Xerxes Camacho stole the show.
The Camachos had a stellar performance, sinking two eagles, 10 birdies, six pars and no bogeys to end the front nine with a gross of 28 and the back nine with 30 for a net total of 58.
In second place were JJ Atalig and Joey Dela Cruz who scored one eagle and nine birdies for a net total of 61.
Third place was claimed by Jae Yeol Jeong and Feng Chun Jin with a net score of 61. Joung Hoon Park and Kang Sun Ha were fourth with a net of 62 while Ki Young Kim and Enoch Lim finished fifth with a net of 63.