Junior golfers earn financial backing for development, overseas competition

ABS-CBN Sports on May 16, 2018 01:59 PM
Junior golfers earn backing for development, overseas tussle
The Junior Golfers League members with their trophies as they receive the Php 100,000 donation from Oakley Philippines at the Oakley 6th Golf Cup in Pampanga.

Young aspiring golfers of The Junior Golfers League (TJGL), the development league of the Junior Golf Foundation of the Philippines were given a chance to hone and develop their game at the 6th Golf Cup at Pradera Verde in Lubao, Pampanga.

The 6th Oakley Golf Cup, a charity event hosted by renowned multi-media motoring journalist James Deakin for the benefit of the future of Pinoy golf played up more fun and exciting golfing experience with a “Rock n Roll x Golf” theme.

Thematic activities were set per hole for extra challenge among participants such as loud rock music, spotlight, sprinklers, and other distractions.
The awardees received P100,000 from Oakley, as a way of supporting the growth of the sport and its athletes.

“Out of this tournament, we are able to help kids who are financially incapable but talented,” said TJGL President Chonadela Paz. “We will utilize the money for partially funding the needed resources of the junior golfers to encourage them more in honing their skills.” 

Chona also mentioned that the pledge will help TJGL golfers Josh Jorge and Sean Granada who will soon represent the country to International Management Group Junior Golf 2018 in San Diego, California this July.

“These kids represent our country and it’s good that Oakley was able to help and be a part of achieving their dreams especially in this sport.” shared Oakley Marketing Head Louren Lacanlale.

With intense competition and weather condition, participants swung their golf clubs towards victory during the 18-hole system 36 game with divisions consisted of Men’s Division Classes A, B, and C; Women’s Division, as well as Boy’s Division and Girl’s Division for junior golfers.

In the Men’s Division Class A, Raymund Lacdao emerged as Champion with 71-04 = 67, Mike Besa winning 1st runner up with 75-06 = 69 and Allan Umali bagging the 2nd runner up, 82-13=69. Meanwhile in the Men’s Division Class B, James Roy Linao came out on top with a 97-25 = 72, followed by Marlon Dizon as 1st Runner Up, scoring 98-26 = 72 and Lorenzo dela Paz as 2nd Runner up with 95-22 = 73. 

In the Men’s Division Class C, Eric dela Rosa championed other golfers with a score of 101-26 = 75, with Mathew Lean Mendoza coming in as 1st Runner Up scoring, 102-26= 76 and Mark Fowler as 2nd Runner up with 103-27=76.

In the Ladies’ Division, Vangie Omlang took home the Champion trophy scoring 89-17= 72, followed by Grace Montilla winning 1st and Cora Aguinaldo winning 2nd Runner up scoring 89-16 = 73 and 95-88 = 73 respectively.

The Junior Golfers also showcased their excellent skills during the 6th Oakley Golf Cup. Under the Boys Division, Josh Jorge was named Champion with a score of 68-02 = 66, while in the Girls Division, Mariel Tee came in first with 73-04 = 69. 

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