Cebu bets lead march to National finals

Cebu bets lead march to National finals

/ 04:05 AM June 26, 2024

Eliana Mendoza and Kvan Alburo qualified for the ICTSI Junior Philippine Golf Tour (PGT) National Match Play championship after extending their reigns in the girls’ and boys’ 8-9 division, respectively, in the Bacolod Visayas leg of the circuit at Bacolod Country Club on Tuesday, Mendoza, the champion last week at Sta. Barbara in Iloilo, closed out with an 84 for a 36-hole 169, winning by a wide margin over Ana Marie Aguilar, while Alburo, another bet from Cebu, tallied 170 after an 87 to win over Benedict Rolida and Benito Tiongko.

The national finals will be held at The Country Club in Laguna where only those with enough ranking points will be eligible to play.

“I’m very happy, this win means a lot to me because I got to make my family proud,” said the 9-year-old Mendoza from Cebu after amassing 30 points for her twin victories.

Zuri Bagaloyos capped the Cebuanos’ sweep in the second leg of the Bacolod series organized by Pilipinas Golf Tournaments, Inc. The Singapore School-Cebu student secured a commanding win in the girls’ 10-12 division after closing out with a 74 for 156 avenging her defeat to Cailey Gonzales in the Iloilo leg.

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