Nagayo nervous, excited

DAVAO City's very own Alessandra Christine Nagayo is upbeat yet nervous about her first-ever stint in the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship at the Southern Pines Golf Club in Pinehurst, North Carolina starting tomorrow, Friday (Philippine time).

The 11-year-old Nagayo of Brainworks School, Inc., in a Facebook interview with Sun.Star Davao yesterday said, "I'm actually nervous `cause just nervous... about what's gonna happen and stuff."

She, who finished fourth in girls 11 division of the 2015 Veritas World Junior Championships at the Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena, California recently, is scheduled for a practice round today but she has already been working on her putting and pitching since arriving in Pinehurst.

The daughter of nurse Danny and Davao City Councilor Rachel Zozobrado-Nagayo also found the Southern Pines Golf Club course "short and nice".

"The Veritas course (Brookside) is short but the fairways are tight while Southern Pines is a little longer and have more trees. I favor Brookside though," she added.

Nagayo, however, admitted that she was really aiming a runner-up finish in Veritas but she was not disappointed placing fourth.

She and the rest of the Filipino golfers joined Wednesday's parade of nations, adding, "It was fun and makes me proud. It's really an overwhelming feeling to play in the world stage. I'm just wondering `coz the competition is really tough and challenging."

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