Spareshots Team of the Week in OFBC Friday Afternoon League Season 7

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Jon Belo
Updated 05 October 2017

Spareshots Team of the Week in OFBC Friday Afternoon League Season 7

JEDDAH: Spareshots won the battle for Team of the Week honors against red-hot league-leading RTJ Baguio Transient House during the eighth session in the OFBC (Overseas Filipino Bowlers Club) Friday Afternoon League Season 7 at the Iceland Bowling Center here.
Captained by Alex Duma, Spareshots banked on a strong finish to gain the first-place points of five in the race for the third game and overall output of 2,458, as they edged out RTJ 15 to 14 points.
Jon Belo made it a Spareshots double when he claimed the men’s Bowler of the Week award after shooting the high series of 591 on scratch games of 188, 170 and 161.
In winning their second team award Spareshots joined RTJ, with three, as the only teams to win at least two Team of the Week awards.
Arci-5 tallied 11 points and total poinfalls of 2,403 while Youngsters and Lucky Ones tied on 10 points with total pinfalls of 2,421 and 2,409 respectively.
Danny Atubang backed up Belo with 504 at Spareshots. Carmen Duma added 464 to go with the 452 by Noli De Leon and 447 by Benj Espinosa.
Rico Bulalayao and team captain Joel Nidoy were the main men at RTJ with efforts of 559 and 545. The other scorers were Malou Nidoy with 477, team manager Rudy Jamon with 462 and Jack Jarin with 411. Over at Arci-5 the duo of Sergio Modar and Nap Patayan rolled three-game series of 541 and 518 with Lita Arciaga on 462, Sharmaine Patayan on 457 and skipper Eli Arciaga on 425.
Ladies’ Bowler of the Week Carol Rio shot 508 next to Bonnie Maelom who led the Youngsters on 551. The team also drew 497 from captain Toto Lim, 459 from Vangie Lim and 406 from Demet Velasquez.
Lucky Ones had Hadi Pacheco on 512, Rose Agustin on 498, Alan Ornedo on 489 and Edwin Agustin on 476.
Team standings after the 8th week:
1. RTJ Baguio Transient House 111.0 points 2. Youngsters 99.0 3. Arci-5 92.5 4. Spareshots 91.5 5. Lucky Ones 86.0

THE OPEN, DAY TWO: Who is contending at Carnoustie?

Updated 20 July 2018

THE OPEN, DAY TWO: Who is contending at Carnoustie?

SECOND ROUND: Several stars started the second round with work to do, the cut mark looks like it will be at the 3-over or 2-over mark. Tiger Woods, Phil MIckelson and Jordan Spieth are all over par so need a decent round to stay for the weekend. It is wet in Scotland, for the first time in a while, here is how the big names are faring...

ZACH JOHNSON, 6-under 

The 2015 champion again showed he is to be feared on links courses as he fired a fine 4-under 67 to tak the clubhouse lead. One of the best putters around he will surely be in the mix come Sunday. "Everything is coming together to a point where I should be in contention more often," the American said. 


The Englishman came into the tournament as one of the favorites and on the evidence of this round it is not hard to see why. The course record holder (set last year) fired a brilliant 6-under 65, can he get his hands on a first Major this weekend? "We are only two days in, come Sunday I would like to be in the same spot. You put all the practice in for this and you have to go out and play golf, but it is easier said than done," he said. 

RORY MCILROY, 4-under 

Another solid round for the 2014 champion, he played within himself, but would have wlaked off the course thinking of what might have been. He gave himself plenty of birdie opportunities but is not far off the lead and will doubtless fancy his chances, especially if he can make a few more putts. "Right now I am feeling good about it," he said. 


The back-to-back US Open champion had a good day at Carnoustie. Having shot a 1-over 72 on Thursday the American went into red figures on Friday firing a 2-under 69 to lurk not too far behind the leaders. 

TIGER WOODS, level-par

The Big Beast just missed a birdie putt on 18 that would have left him in red figures. He will, however, be pleased with his day's work and do not be surprised to see him challenge the top of the leaderboard over the weekend. After the round he said: "I think it is going to be a crowded leaderboard. There are going to be a bunch of guys with a chance to's going ot be a bunched leaderboard." 


The Spanish former Masters champion will not be around at the weekend after a second-round 75 saw him finsih on 4-over. Not even a bit of luck on the 18th, when his ball was heading for the bottom of the famous Barry Burn but it hit the wall of the waterway and popped back onto the fairway. 


The American came arrived at Carnoustie as the favorite but left as the first world No. 1 not to make the cut since Luke Donald in 2011. A one-over 72 was not enough to repair the damage done by his opening 76 on Thursday. 


FIRST ROUND: That's it then, everyone has had a go at this famous old course and it is American Kevin Kisner who leads on -5 after the first day. Northern Ireland's hope Rory McIlroy sits three shots back on -2, and after a topsy-turvy round, Tiger Woods is level.

It was not such a good day for 2017 winner Jordan Spieth, who dropped four shots on the final four holes to finish +1 for the day. Here's a look at the biggest names and how they fared on day one...


He came in as a lot of people's favorite to win the Open Championship, but the American world No. 1 has had an afternoon to forget. Never finding his rhythm, he shot a five-over-par 76 and now faces a massive uphill struggle just to make the weekend. Hope for the rest of the field...


The 14-time Major winner finished off his first round with a par, and he's level par for the day too. A very neat and tidy round of 71 for the American, and he looked a more composed and in-control figure than he has done of late. His successful holes were met with raucuous cheers, might be a crowd favorite for the Claret Jug?


The American was the early leader firing a 66 in the early benign conditions. The world No.33 was not thought of as a possible winner, his best finish at an Open was tied for 54th last year. Can he stay near the top of the leaderboard until Sunday?



Looking for his first Major in four years the world No.8 started with a solid round of 69. Two-under for the tricky back nine will give him confidence heading into the second round as he goes in search of his second Claret Jug. 


The Englishman has endured a torrid time since he memorably won the Green Jacket two years ago. But a recent upturn in form continued at Carnoustie and it would not be a shock to see him up near the top of the leaderboard into the weekend.

JON RAHM, 2-under

The tempestuous Spaniard has all you need to win a Major, but is yet to get his hands on one of the top-four prizes. He made a good start in Scotland, carding a 69 in a round that featured only two birdies. He will fancy his chances of contending come Sunday evening.


Three birdies and two bogeys saw the American open up with a solid, if unspectacular round. The world No. 7 has long down well on links courses so expect him to make a challenge on Friday and Saturday in a bid to win he first Major.


It all started so well for the defending champion. He was 3-under through 11 and looking set for the clubhouse lead. But then disaster struck on the 15th where a double bogey was followed up with bogeys on 16 and 17 to leave him to card a 72.


A birdie at the last would have at least left him leaving the court with a smile, but deep down he would know that being one of the earlier starters he should have done better than an up-and-down round of 72. He is desperate to add to his one Major and he has work to do if he is to get Major No. 2 this week.


The Masters champion talked a good game coming into the tournament (when does he not?). But he was left scratching his head after a 75 left him well off the pace at Carnoustie. He never really got going after a double bogey at the second left him playing catch up, a bogey on the last summed up his day.