WAGC-PHL wins several awards in World Final in Malaysia

By Adrian Flores

The lean but fighting contingent of the WAGC-Philippines brought home several trophies at the close of the World Amateur Golfers Championship and Invitational World Final held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Rico Daniel See turned in net scores 77 at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club, 82 at Kota Permai Golf and Country Club, 71 at Glenmarie Golf and Country Club and 74 at Kelab Rahman Putra Malaysia for an aggregate 394 and a one-stroke victory over Henrik Barqvist of Denmark in the Invitational Group I.

Vicky Herrera triumphed in the Invitational Group II after an 80 at KL GCC, 69 at KPGCC, 68 at GGCC and 76 at KRPM for a total of 293. She won over Muhammad Farooq of Pakistan (‪80-77-63-81‬=301) by eight shots.

Over at the main WAGC category, Gen. Abraham Rojas (ret.) ended with a podium finish in Group IV.

Here’s how the other Filipinos fared: Denden de Castro (10th Group I), Anna Kei Fernandez (4th Group II), Venice Gwyneth Ngo (8th Group III) and Dr. Eric Yalung (8th Group IV).

“Thank you everyone for making our 2022 WAGC World Final a huge success. I’m proud of all you guys for putting in the hard work, overcoming adversity and doing your best,” said WAGC Philippines franchise holder Errol Chua.

For his part, WAGC partner and Batangas vice governor Marc Leviste said: “This is one of the most memorable World Final so far—we have achieved many firsts: we have the most number of players from VISMIN, initial batch of junior golfers, most number of female participants and most non-golfing travelers.”

Decena top Camp Aguinaldo year-end tournament

Lieutenant Colonel Mark Ruby and Captain Joseph Decena, both from the Philippine Army, won the low gross and low net championship titles, respectively, in the year-end tournament of the Camp Aguinaldo Golf Club in Quezon City.