Another Filipino has put the Philippines on the map when it comes to golf and he comes in the form of Miguel Tabuena, who managed to clinch this year’s Idaho Open at the Quail Hollow Golf Club in Boise on Sunday (September 19).
The 26-year-old came out on top with a record of 14-under-par and an aggregate score of 196, toppling American Brad Marek by four strokes. Meanwhile, his fellow American player Jamie Hall placed third overall with 203 strokes.
The event is part of the Professional Golfers’ Association’s (PGA) Rocky Mountain Section. After this, Tabuena is looking forward to joining bigger events and earning a Korn Ferry Tour card to have the chance to participate in the PGA Tour.
Tabuena is a two-time Asian Tour winner and was a silver medalist in the 2010 Asian Games.
Besides him, other Filipino athletes making their name in the sport of golf include Yuka Saso, who became the first Filipina winner of the US Women’s Golf Open Championship, Bianca Pagdanganan, and Juvic Pagunsan.
The three were also the country’s representatives in the recently concluded Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
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