CARL Corpus and Laia Barro banner the early roster in the Philippine Junior Amateur Golf Championship Match Play set May 14 to 18 at the Riviera Golf Club’s Langer course in Silang, Cavite.
Corpus seeks to complete an unfinished business last year that saw him rule the Philippine Amateur Open match play tilt but settle for second in Match Play.
Other players to watch are Leandro Bagtas, Paolo Barro, Joaquin Gomez, Josh Jorge, Masaichi Otake, Sean Ramos and Francis Lanuza.
Barro, on the other hand, leads the early list of players in the girls’ side that includes Laurea Duque, Sofia Legaspi and Mariel Tee with Rianne Malixi, winner of NGAP’s Philippine Junior Amateur stroke play and Philippine Amateur Open match play, also expected to join and shoot for her third victory in the season.
Others vying the boys’ division of the event sponsored by the MVP Sports Foundation, Cignal and Metro Pacific, are Zach Castro, Alexi Garzon, Korean Jung Jae Hyun, Santino Laurel, Lee Sang Min, Pierre Ticzon and Joachim Yu.
Registration for the five-day event serving as part of the PLDT Group National Amateur Tour ends on May 10 at 12 p.m. Fees are pegged P3,000 for the Championship Division (boys and girls) and P2,000 for the Special Division (boys and girls). For details, call the organizing National Golf Association of the Philippines at (02) 706-5926 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Riviera Golf Club at 888-9089/0956-9366634.