ANGELO Que is on course to gain a spot in golf’s first foray into the Olympics next year if he continues with his stellar plays in the next few months.
National Golf Association of the Philippines (NGAP) president Carlos Coscolluela said Que has a strong chance to make it to the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Games as he is currently inside the top 60 in the Olympic rankings.
Que is currently ranked No. 236 in the world golf rankings but the Olympics limit each country to a maximum four golfers each, moving the Filipino pro up in rank to No. 48.
“There is a possibility na matanggal pa pero as of now, si Angel (Que) is at number 48 eh Top 60 ang maglalaro diyan,” said Coscolluela.
Que, however, has to maintain his place in the Top 60 until July to punch his ticket to Rio.
But Coscolluela is confident the Filipino golfer can retain his position.
“Si Angel is, I think, more or less safe,” said the golf official.
Jennifer Rosales, meanwhile, is at No. 58 in the Olympic world rankings and is also in the frame for a berth in women’s golf roster in Rio.
“Pasok siya pero nothing is definite. May mga ongoing tournaments pa so ang ranking nila is every week, mag-iiba pa,” Coscolluela .
So far, only trackster Eric Cray has clinched an Olympic berth for the Philippines in Rio De Janeiro.