15-year-old Pinay golfer cops another title
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MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) -- After winning the Long Beach tournament in California last week, 15-year-old Pauline del Rosario bagged another golf title in the US.
This time, she topped the San Diego Junior Masters tournament.
Pauline was all smiles as she took her second title in a row.
Pauline won by 3 strokes over 2 players who tied for second Sana Tufail from Abu Dhabi and Benyapa Niphatsophon from Thailand.
Minjou Chen from Taipei finished fourth.
Because of the twin victories, Pauline is catching the attention of the golf world and is now one of the players to watch out for in next week’s prestigious Callaway World Juniors in San Diego.
Pauline topped the Class B 13-14 year old title there last year.
This time, she will compete in the premier Class A 15-18 year old division.
Aside from the two victories in the US, Pauline has already bagged three tournaments this year.
In January, she won the Malaysian Junior Championships in Kuala Lumpur.
In February, she topped the Faldo Series -China leg, and in March, Pauline took the DHL Amateur Open at the Canlubang Golf and Country Club.
Now on her second month in the US, Del Rosario has been receiving offers for university scholarships.
She is currently enrolled as a junior at De La Salle Zobel in Alabang.
Pauline says she could not have achieved the success she has without the all-out support of International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) who funds all her travels, training and competition not just for her but for 9 girls as well in Team ICTSI.
The ladies also travel with 2 coaches.
Pauline misses her family, but she says the sacrifice is worth it to achieve her ultimate dream of representing the Philippines in the Women’s Pro Golf Tour.