Outplayed in team play,Team South banked on its individual talents, whipping Team North in "The Duel" in singles 9 to 3 to turn a losing bid into a winning act with 12 1/2 to 11 1/2 points and retain the Duel Trophy at Wack Wack Golf & Country Club.
Given up for dad after yielding the four-ball and foursomes matches in the first two days and trailing 3 1/2 to 8 1/2, the Southerners proved they are a lot better in individual play with power-hitting Orlan Sumcad and veteran Elmer Salvador sparking what turned out to be the biggest comeback in The Duel's 4-year history.
"We just refused to loose. They jumped the gun on us in the first two days, but my guys just knew how to win", said South skipper Jerome Delariarte with Zanieboy Gialon as assistant.
The win also made Team South the first back-to-back winner of the local version's Ryder Cup, put up by ICTSI in 2012 to further foster camaraderie among the country's leading players from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.Read more...