First Fil-Am Jungolf tees off next month

BAGUIO. Young parbusters who topped their respective division in the Baguio Junior Golfers Monthly Tournament at the Baguio Country Club recently. (Contributed photo)

PARBUSTERS eight to 18 years old from all over the country are expected to swarm the Baguio Country Club and Camp John hay as the 1st Fil-Am Jungolf Invitational tees off from June 1 to 4.

Anthony de Leon, general manager of Baguio Country Club and co-chairman of the Fil-Am Executive Committee, said in an earlier press conference that the conduct of the June 2019 junior golf tournament in Baguio City is part of the Fil-Am foundation's bid to develop young golfers to become prominent amateur and professional golfers in the future.

De Leon added the funding for the junior golf tournament was culled from the proceeds of the 69th edition of the Fil-Am invitational golf tournament that ran from December 1 to 14, 2018.

At least 80 to 100 junior golfers from the different parts of the country are expected to participate in the first-ever junior golf competition in the city.

The tournament will have three classifications in both Fil and Am divisions.

The Fil divisions will Fil A (17 to 18 years old), Fil B (15 to 16 years old), Fil C (13 to 14 years old) while the Am division will have Am A (11 to 12 years old) Am B (9 to 10 years old), and Am C (eight years old and below.

Registration is free for all Baguio Country Club and Camp John Hay dependents and grandchildren including members of the Baguio Junior golf Association.

Other Jungolfers are asked to shell out P1,000 for the registration which includes two practice rounds, two tournament rounds, snacks, and giveaways.

Mode of play is 36 hole Molave point system (individual).

The Fil-Am Golf foundation has been involved in the conduct of numerous corporate social responsibility projects that range from environmental preservation and protection, medical-dental missions, relief operations, among others that contributed in the growth and development of communities in the different parts of the city and neighboring towns of Benguet.

Junior golfers will have a chance to play in the two challenging golf courses with peculiar conditions wherein they will surely love to play the sport.

The junior golf tournament will be an individual competition to test the ability of the young golfers to play in the two courses before the organizers will look into the possibility of conducting the event through team completion in the coming years.

De Leon disclosed that the Fil-Am Golf foundation will continue to look into how it will be able to extend the needed assistance to Baguio city in sustaining its robust growth and development with tourism as the major economic driver.

Interested individuals may call Roanne Galicia at (0917)838-3123. (Roderick Osis)


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