The stage is set for the country’s top young golfers as the Junior Golf Foundation of the Philippines (JGFP) kicks off its program with the Inter-School Championship starting Sunday, Oct. 16, in Cavite.
A total of 190 participants that registered are scheduled to tee off for the four tournament levels, as the Lower School level will be played at the Riviera Sports and Country in Silang, while the Middle School, Junior and Senior High will have its competition at the Eagle Ridge Golf and Country Club in General Trias.
Participating in the Lower School are from K1 to Grade 3, while in the Middle School are golfers from Grades 4, 5 and 6. In the Junior High are from Grades 7, 8 and 9, and for Senior High are from Grades 10, 11 and 12.
Oliver Gan, recently elected as new president of JGFP, said that it’s good to see the high number of registered participants, which is a good sign that there is excitement from the young players to again play and represent their respective schools.
“It’s overwhelming to see the participating schools, and the number of players expected to show up when competition begins,” said Gan, who once played as a junior golfer.
“It’s just unfortunate that we only have less that 200 slots, we can’t accommodate everybody due to the limitations set. Nevertheless, we’re all excited to watch our young golfers play, compete and at the same time have fun,” he added.
The participating schools include 2019 champions Ateneo de Manila University and British School Manila.