ABS-CBN: Baguio CC Hosts Northern Luzon Open Jungolf

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Original Article from: ABS-CBN News

MANILA, Philippines – A summer circuit heavily loaded with 15 tournaments fires off tomorrow with the ICTSI-JGFP Northern Luzon Junior Open at the treacherous Baguio Country Club course here.

About 80 junior golfers from various age-groups are entered in the 36-hole event conducted by the Junior Golf Foundation of the Philippines with the solid backing of the International Container Terminal Services, Inc. and which brings the touring kids to one of the country’s toughest short courses.

The multi-titled Josh Jorge leads a mix of Metro Manila bets and homegrown talents playing but special focus will be on siblings coming in full force that includes the Magcalayos Jonas, Jolo and Jona, Laia, Paqo and Aldo Barro, Javi Lazatin and sister Therese and Gabriel and Rafael Antonio Aoyong.

Jorge and Jolo Magcalayo are expected to battle it out in boys Class B, Javi Lazatin is among the favorites in boys Class E in a competition also supported by Pancake House, Sizzlin’ Pepper, Yellow Cab, Golf Depot and Philippine Airlines that will also warmup the kids for the tougher Philippine Junior Open Championship (The Montecillo) from April 2-5 at the Palmer course of Orchard which will feature jungolfers from at least eight countries.

“It’s going to be a long and competitive summer for the kids but we’re going to make fun for all of them,” said JGFP president Luigi Tabuena while expressing the JGFP’s appreciation to the Baguio Country Club for having been a staunch supporter of the organization’s year-long activities.

Trophies will be awarded to the top finishers in six age classifications for boys and girls with those in 15-17 years bracket playing in Class A, 13-14 in Class B, 11-12 in Class C, 9-10 in Class D, 7-8 in Class E and 6 years and under in Class F.

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