Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI) couldn’t have picked a better date than November 11 to hold its third annual Gatorade Golf Cup, considering the mixed weather in the past weeks. Gracing the event was Mr. Jae Hyuk Lee, CEO of Lotte Chilsung, who arrived from Korea to commemorate the event. Lotte Chilsung, one of Korea’s biggest beverage makers, is the lead shareholder of PCPPI.
So it came to pass that Gruppo Guevarra’s Raymond Co who had 74 won as overall gross champion, leading the field of 80 players comprised of Pepsi officials, business partners and media friends who showed up at the 18-hole par 72 Ayala Greenfield Golf and Leisure Club on that sunny Wednesday. This year’s edition is unique because it’s part of celebrating Gatorade’s 50th year of fuelling athletes globally.
Roberto Umali of Lorenzo Shipping was overall net champion with 75, while Musong Castillo of Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) had 81 to go with his two birdies, ruled the print media division.
On the other hand, sports broadcaster and writer Anthony Suntay carded 87 for a net 71 topped the broadcast media division. Suntay also emceed the awarding ceremony, along with Jika Dalupan, PCPPI vice president for corporate affairs and communications.
Marlon Dizon of ICI Systems submitted 77 was the man to reckon with in the business partner/guest division, while Cielo Fregil scored a three-peat with a net 73 in the women’s division.
In the PCPPI division, CEO Yong-Sang You hit a net 71 to walk away with the title, followed by CFO Imran Moid and special guest Lotte Chilsung CEO Jae-Hyuk Lee who had identical net 72.
The Gatorade Golf Cup is an annual gathering of Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc.(PCPPI) to celebrate the gains of the year with key partners in expanding the business. All the winners received crystal trophies, save the PCPPI players for being the event host.
Addressing the award rite, PCPPI president Furqan Ahmad Syed bared his company’s forthcoming entry into the food sector to go with its growing list of well-loved beverages, including brand innovations such as Gatorade White Lightning, and a new foray into sparkling fruit juices through Tropicana Frutz.
“The Gatorade Golf Cup is one tournament where all players and guests remain completely hydrated with our overflowing beverage offerings. PCPPI’s continued strong business momentum comes as a result of combined teamwork between our business partners, media friends, and our hardworking team – all properly fuelled with the world’s top sports drink,” concludes Dalupan.