A total of 103 players, majority of whom are auto dealer partners (Toyota, Mitsubishi, Hyundai, Nissan, Ford, Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Foton, Honda, Isuzu, JAC Motors, Kia, Lexus, Mazda, Mini, Subaru, Suzuki, Tata Motors, Volkswagen), executives from PNB Savings Bank and Philippine National Bank (PNB), corporate clients and partners saw action in the PNB Savings Bank 4th Auto Dealers’ Golf Cup last February 12, 2019 at the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club.
The event was held to strengthen the bond between the Bank and its partners. PNB Savings Bank also wanted to show its appreciation to its partners.
“This is the fourth year that we’ve invited our valued Auto Dealer partners for a golf game and we hope to continue this tradition in the years to come,” said PNB Savings Bank First Vice President (FVP) and Motor Vehicle Loan Group Head Jose Ramon Santamaria.
“The golf cup promotes friendship between dealers of competing brands and is also a gesture of appreciation for our dealer partners. They have been instrumental in helping us grow our auto loan business and we hope to further strengthen our relationships and continue to foster mutually-beneficial programs.” FVP Santamaria added.
PNB Executive Vice President (EVP) and Marketing and Brand Management Sector Head Jovencio Hernandez and PNB Savings Bank Acting President Mary Ann Santos led the ceremonial tee-off.
Fidel Portillo emerged as Class A champion with a net 69.The low gross champion was Thomas Elazegui (73), while the low net winner was Ding Legaspi (68). Medardo Reyes finished second in Class A followed by Lawrence Goh. Tey Sornet topped Class B with a net 71, while the Class C titleholder was Lourdes “Detsy” Laurel with net 75.
Allen Pascual and Willy Tee Ten finished second and third, respectively, in Class B. Alex Aspillera and Don Comia were second and third placers, respectively in Class C.
Jameson See won the nearest to the pin award, while Val De Leon recorded the most accurate drive on. The longest drive was achieved by Anthony See, while Thomas Elazegui had the most number of pars and Ding Legaspi made the most birdies.
Players who are non-auto dealers were also recognized in a separate game category where ATMSafe Global Benefits Group Country Manager Jimmy Reyes emerged as Champion with a net 71. Phintecstar Consultant Jonathan Salcedo and PNB Savings Bank Vice President (VP) and Area Head Nicolas Diaz finished second and third placers, respectively in this category.
Anthony Suntay hosted the awarding ceremonies and The Savers Band treated the players and guests with a supreme performance.
PNB Savings Bank also raffled off generous prizes highlighted by the mulligan cash prize of Php45,500 and a Business Class Roundtrip Ticket to Osaka, Japan courtesy of Philippine Airlines, won by Danny Isla and Jack Palacios, respectively.