Sixty-one youngsters from four age-group categories ranging from 9-10 all the way to 15-18 set out for a day-long battle of talent and skills in fun atmosphere at The Country Club in Laguna.
The ICTSI Junior PGT Series winds up its inaugural season Tuesday at the TCC where the talent-search was launched last January with eight titles in both the boys’ and girls’ divisions.
Format is 18 holes of stroke play under the Modified Stableford (Molave) scoring system.
Zachary Villaroman and Korean Ji Won Lee headline the 15-18 age division after both emerged No. 1 following the five-round elims phase played under the drive, chip and putt (DCP) challenge and 18-hole competitions at some of the country’s championship courses.
“I’d like to thank ICTSI and its staff for the experience I gained in the series. It’s very challenging. I have no expectations to emerge as overall champion. I only need to stay focused on every game and round,” said girls’ 9-10 class eliminations topnotcher Quincy Pilac in Filipino.
Pilac will go up against Makayla Verano, Cailey Gonzales, Georgina Handog and Maurysse Abalos and VisMin top bets Zuri Bagaloyos, Rafella Batican and Eliana Dumalaog.
Race Manhit, on the other hand, is the marked player in the youngest boys’ division of the series organized by Pilipinas Golf Tournaments Inc. after nipping Ryuji Suzuki and Vito Sarines in the countback to clinch the top spot in the elims.
Meanwhile, out to foil Villaroman are Alonso Espartero, Mark Kobayashi, Rafael Mañaol and David Serdenia and VisMin finalists Zeus Sara, Simon Wahing and Ken Zonio while Lee brims with confidence as she faces Angelica Bañez, Lia Duque and VisMin topnotcher Alethea Gaccion.