"To land among the top 10 was a feat in itself because at WAGC
we battled more than 40 foreign countries, which sent some of their amateur golfers," said Gan, who finished third in the individual category.
Named after the late Sven Tumba (WAGC
founder), the Tumba Trophy is given every year to the country that embodies the overall vision that Sven Tumba had, which is 'Sport Promotes Friendship and Business.' Team Philippines not only excelled on the golf course, they did so by playing as a team, making new friends and having the most spirit.
is the largest international Trampoline Gymnastics event in the world and the British delegation will be over 100 in number.
Grant Moir, the joint deputy secretary of the WAGC
is confident that the changes which have been implemented will be to the benefit of the tournament.
A total of 15 players will represent the Philippines in the WAGC led by team captain Oliver Gan, a former junior golfer who will compete in the Division 1 after he ruled the national finals last month.
"We're all excited and we're ready to represent the Philippines in the WAGC. We prepared hard for this event," said the 35-year-old Gan as the team left Saturday in time for the first practice round Sunday."
Aside from Gan, the other WAGC division champions in the Philippine that will compete in Johor are Antonio Pascua (Division 2), Joven Papio (Division 3), Eric Si (Division 4) and Danilo Odeste (Division 5).
Registered players who want to participate in the WAGC
shall pay P500 on top of the tournament entry fee of P7,500.
Team Phl also bagged the 2017 Tumba Trophy given to the country that embodies the overall vision of WAGC
founder Sven Tumba which is "Sport promotes friendship and business.
The 10th Phoenix Open Golf Tournament to be held on Saturday at Rancho Palos Verdes Golf and Country Club, Davao City is the first of the three Phoenix golf events that are part of WAGC's qualifying tournament for this year.
Registered players who want to participate in the WAGC need to pay P500 on top of the tournament entry fee of P7,500.
Phoenix Petroleum's Invitational Golf on May 11 at the Manila Golf and Country Club and the Phoenix Golf Open on June 22 at the Cebu Country Club are the company's other two WAGC qualifier events.