JGFP final round starts Saturday

Ateneo and La Salle Zobel aim for titles in their respective divisions in the two-day final round of the Junior Golf Foundation of the Philippines (JGFP) Inter-School Championship which starts Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Mimosa Plus Golf Course in Clarkfield, Pampanga.

Through three rounds, the team of La Salle Zobel - composed of Zachary Santos, Tae Won Kim, Zhan Medina, Santino Magtalad and Rafa Ilas - leads the field with 236 points in the Senior High, a category for Grades 10, 11 and 12.

At second and third spots are Xavier and Ateneo with 228 and 206 points, respectively. The final round of the tournament, supported by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), will be played at Mimosa after Eagle Ridge, Riviera and Intramuros hosted the first three rounds.

In the Junior High bracket of Grades 7, 8 and 9,  La Salle Zobel leads all schools with 209 points, followed by Xavier with 191 points and International School of Manila with 149 points.

In the Middle School category of Grades 4, 5 and 6, Ateneo has 178 points, La Salle Zobel carries 91 points and Xavier sports 86 points.

This tournament by the JGFP, led by its president Oliver Gan, also has its division in the Lower School of K1 to Grade 3. This is the first time that the JGFP has conducted a tournament after a two-year absence due to COVID-19.

The event, backed by Gaisano Malls, Hanabishi, Skyfkakes, PC Personal Collection, Blackwater, Huawei, will be played at Mimosa which will give 50 percent off on green fees, golf cart and driving range to JGFP members for the whole 2023.