MANILA, Philippines - Multi-titled Mia Legaspi and Miggy Yee returned to action in local jungolf play to power St. Paul’s College and La Salle Greenhills to the top in the Girls 1 and Juniors divisions, respectively, of the ICTSI-JGFP Inter-school golf tournament.
Legaspi, a two-time Junior World champion, fired a four-under-par 58 at Ayala Greenfield and with the 53 of Daniella Uy, St. Paul’s totalled 111 and opened up a hefty 35-point lead over Ateneo, which finished with a 76 in the division for the combined girls and high school field.
Overshadowed by Legaspi’s solid form was the return to jungolf competition of former standouts Paulina Sotto, who led scoring for Ateneo with a 40, and Christina Potenciano, who did not count with a 32 as Nicole Barreto’s 36 counted as the second team score.
At Aguinaldo, Yee suited up anew for his team after a long absence, shooting a one-over 53 to join hands with Luigi Guerrero and JP de Claro, who both had 49s, for a 151 team total and a 10-point lead over La Salle Zobel in the tourney backed chiefly by the International Container Terminal Services, Inc. and also sponsored by the Pancake House Group, Sizzlin’ Pepper, Pancake House and Philippines Airlines.
Jama Reyes carded 49 while Miguel Shah and Jaime Oposa chipped in 48 and 44, respectively, for La Salle Zobel.
LSGH 3 was running third at 128, Ateneo 1 at 122, Xavier 1 at 121, Marist at 104 and Brent at 98.
Legaspi and Uy were running 1-2 in the individual race while teammate Annika Cedo was sharing third at 50 with Dana Gonzales of Marist.
Raymart Tolentino of Marist upstaged Yee with a three-under 57 for the solo lead in the juniors category. Behind him were LSGH bets Yee, de Claro and Guerrero.
The tourney featuring more than 250 jungolfers from 40 schools and a separate league at the Riviera Executive course resumes today with the Boys Seniors at Capitol Hills and Midgets 1 at the Ayala Greenfield. La Salle Taft is ahead in seniors play after the first round at Intramuros, Ateneo leads both the Midgets 1 and Midgets 2 categories and Assumption is on top of Girls 2.