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Batican shoots hot 68

Four players also came through with sub-par scores to lead their respective categories.

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — Ralph Rian Batican of Del Monte shot the day’s best score — a sparkling four-under-par 68 — to lead the boys’ 9-10 age-group division at the start of the JGFP Pueblo de Oro Junior Open Saturday.

Batican, who was edged by Jared Saban in Davao City, made six birdies against two bogeys to open a 17-stroke lead over Franco Qui.

Four players also came through with sub-par scores to lead their respective categories.

Korean Youngdu Cho and Cliff Richard Nuneza each carded a 71 to share the lead in the boys’ 15-18.

Jinna Lee, another Korean, returned a 69 to lead Kiara Montebon by six shots in the girls’ 15-18.

Brittany Tamayo fired a 69 to take the top spot in the girls’ 9-10, 13 shots ahead of Kimberly Barroquillos.

Davao champions Zero Plete, Nicole Gan, Lucas de Guzman and Stephanie Gan set up repeat victories in their respective divisions.

Plete carded an 88 to pace the girls’ 13-14 while Gan returned a 76 to lead the girls’ 11-12.

De Guzman took an 11-shot lead over Ethan Franco Lago after shooting a 77 in the boys’ 6-and-under while Stephanie Gan shot an 87 to pace the girls’ 6-and-under.

The other leaders were Clement Ordeneza (75) in the boys’ 13-14, Jacob Gomez in the boys’ 11-12, Gunner Lucas Velez (97) in the boys’ 7-8, and Brianna Macasaet (81) in the girls’ 7-8.

The first-round results:

Boys’ 15-18 — Youngdu Cho 71, Cliff Richard Nuneza 71, Simon Wahing 74, Nino Villacencio 74, Rex Zaragosa 76, John Canlas 76, Ken Zonio 77, Davei Boy Pook 77, Xyras Adrian Luzon 77, Cris Aparilla 77, Adrian Bisera 77, Rolly Wacan 78, Timothy Co 78, Travis Cadongong 78, Lacida CL Gonzales 78, Liana Pondias 79, Belly Vidal 79, Mark Parilla 82, Geanho Kim 85, Anton Asuncion 85, Bryce Ian 86, Keith Axcel Pagalan 86, Aldrien Gialon 88, Glenn Unabia 88, Harrold Tagud 96, Ignacio Santino Lim 96, Wendell James Aparilla 98, Rafa Golez 98, Alanis Intong 99, Marcus Huertas 103, Martin Luther Quinlog 106, Cole Quino 106, Ivan Miguel Acebu 111, MG Dano 128, Kendricks Anito 133, Christian Vince Acebu 138

Girls’ 15-18 — Jinna Lee 69, Kiara Montebon 75, Juliane Borlongan 75, Velinda Castil 75, Princess Mae Babia 85, Aisha Fanlo 97, Alethea Gaccion 73, Crista Therese Minoza 89, Margaux Mabale 117

Boys’ 13-14 — Clement Ordeneza 75, Cody Langamin 77, Charles Serdenia 79, Alexis Gabriel Nailga 90, Felix Saludar 92, Vince Naranjo 95, Martin Cham Lu 95, Vincenzo Tiu 118

Girls’ 13-14 — Zero Plete 88, Xylie Julienne Mabale 112, Mikela Venice Guillermo 114, Naveen Tanog 130

Boys’ 11-12 — Jacob Gomez 88, Blademher Estologa 103, Jacob Badelic 117, Louie Virgil Remolador 109, Seth Santos 131, Santiago Sagarbarria 142

Girls’ 11-12 — Nicole Gan 76, Isabella Tabanas 81, Lochayne Forcadilla 136

Boys’ 9-10 — Ralph Rian Batican 68, Franco Qui 85, MD Woo 90, Laurence Saban 94, Ken Edward Guillermo 99, Jose Francisco Lim 100, Anthony James Reserva 104, Zaheem Taha 131, Zishan Tanog 141, Steven William Ibarra 143

Girls’ 9-10 — Brittany Tamayo 69, Kimberly Barroquillos 82, Solana Jay Molde 94, Margaux Espina 106, Eliana Veneece Dumalaog 122

Boys’ 7-8 — Gunnar Lucas Velez 97, Jamie Hamish Barnes 103, Aison Bagares 116, James Rexon Langamin 117, Bendi Rolida 119, Amelia Velez 122, Rio Sia 127, Shaqeeq Tanog 127, Rafael Yap 129, Shiloh Plete 143

Girls’ 7-8 — Brianna Macasaet 81, Rafella Adrienne Batican 86, Jamie Salazar 115, Atasha Elise Naranjo 125, Elyse Geroy 130

Boys’ 6-and-under — Lucas De Guzman 77, Ethan Franco Lago 88, Sy Bolanos 136, Lucas Miguel Revilleza 118, Iheidel Revilleza 126

Girls’ 6-and-under — Stephanie Gan 87, Soleil Ianne Molde 95, Samantha Ibarra 132.

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