November 24, 2017

Front row squatting from left: Bauts Bautista, Coach Andre Casimiro, Riggs Illescas, Marc Corrales; second row standing from left: Coby Rolida, Nick Santos, Jaden Sarmiento, Ice Miravite, Andoy Magalong, Gab Castro, Carl Corpus, Aidric Chan; third row from left: Pael Mendoza, Raymund Quinto

Consisting of Ateneo Senior High School and Ateneo Junior High School students, Team Ateneo 1 emerged as the champion of the 2017 Interschool Golf Championship. In addition, Aidric Chan was also crowned the tournament’s top scorer. The title win was especially sweet for Ateneo because their victory foiled De La Salle Zobel's bid for a three-peat. IN the 2015 and 2016 editions of the tournament, Ateneo placed second both times behind champion DLSZ. The Ateneo golfers beat over 70 participants coming from schools such as De La Salle Zobel, La Salle Greenhills, Xavier, International School of Manila, and British School of Manila in the tournament, which was concluded last November 18, 2017 at Southlinks Golf Club in Las Piñas City. Top scorer Aidric Chan
The members of  the Ateneo Team are Bauts Bautista (La Storta/10-Garnier), Gab Castro (12-Anchieta), Aidric Chan (11-Bellarmine), Carl Corpus (11-Brebeuf), Marc Corrales (11-Angelis), Riggs Illescas (La Storta/10 Garnier), Andoy Magalong (11-De Brito), Pael Mendoza (11-Garnet), Ice Miravite (11-Fontoura), Raymund Quinto (11-Escribano), Coby Rolida (11-Bellarmine), Nick Santos (12-Kibe), and Jaden Sarmiento (12-Bobola). The boys were coached by Andre Casimiro.    
The annual interschool tournament by the Junior Golf Foundation of the Philippines consisted of five rounds at Sherwood Hills Cavite (September 16), Valley Golf Antipolo (September 30), Beverly Place Pampanga (October 21), Splendido Taal (November 11), and the finals at Southlinks Golf Club (November 18).  The team generally performed their best at their home course in Valley Golf Club, Antipolo.  Chan scored 61 points, Corpus scored 58, Rolida scored 56, Illescas scored 54, Corrales scored 49, Quinto scored  46, Castro scored 45, Magalong scored 43, and Mendoza, 37.  Miravite and Sarmiento each scored 36 points, Santos scored 34 points, and Bautista scored 26.
(From left) Nick Santos, Andoy Magalong, Ice Miravite, Coach Andre Casimiro, Riggs Illescas, Carl Corpus, Gab Castro, Marc Corrales, Bauts Bautista, Aidric Chan, Raymund Quinto, Coby Rolida