Castro paces Faldo qualifiers

ZACHARY Castro looks good in his bid to win the Faldo Series Qualifiers at the Eagle Ridge Golf and Country Club in General Trias, Cavite. | PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF JGFP

Zachary Castro was the lone player to break 80 at the difficult Faldo course of the Eagle Ridge Golf and Country Club to set the pace in the Faldo Series Qualifiers on Friday.

A consistent performer in the Junior Golf Foundation of the Philippines events, Castro shot a 75 to take a five-stroke lead over Bobe Salahog in the boys’ 16-below with Cliff Nuneza taking the third spot on 82.

In the boys’ 21-below, Joshua Buenaventura took a four-shot lead over Timothy Co after firing an 85.

In the girls’ 16-below, Alethea Gaccion of Cagayan de Oro shot 80, five shots ahead of Li Minghui while Burberry Zhang also had an 80 to pace the girls’ 21-below.

The winner in each of the four divisions after three rounds will represent the country in the Faldo Series Asia in Vietnam.

The first-round results:

Boys’ 21-below — Joshua Buenaventura 85, Timothy Co 89, Rald Sarmiento 90, German Turno 107

Boys’ 16-below — Zachary Castro 75, Bobe Salahog 80, Cliff Nuneza 82, John Canlas 84, Geoffrey Tan 84, Mark Kobayashi 85, Glenn Unabia 85, Zeus Sara 86, Cody Langamin 87, Gabriel Turno 87, Jaime Alabastro 88, Raphael Sagaral 89, Lee Hyunseok 90, David Serdenia 90, Ziangeau Edoc 96, Alexis Nailga 97, Carl Cabornay 98, Hanson Lim 98, Akio Lee 99, Jakob Taruc 99, Roman Ungco 99, Matthew Kim 106, Angelo Pecjo 108, Sebastian Saycon 108, Charles Potter 144

Girls’ 21-below — Burberry Zhang 80, Ayeesha Ong 113

Girls’ 16-below — Alethea Gaccion 80, Lim Minghui 85, Velinda Castil 86, Anya Cedo 86, Eagle Ace Superal 88, Lisa Sarines 91, Erika Tan 93, Mona Sarines 95, Isabella Tabanas 101, Martina Oben 102, Montserrat Lapuz 103, Samantha Abaya 107, Chloe Ang 108, Kyllie de Jesus 112, Larissa Tan 113, Mavi Chan 118, Kiara Uy 118, VhiletAira Legaspi 119, Stacey Chan 131, Wynneth Dy 137, Mercy Wu 162.

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