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GUAM AMATEUR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP THIS WEEEND

Guam’s best to tee it up for 3 round tourney

PRESS RELEASE – Guam National Golf Federation (GNGF) is excited to announce the upcoming 2023 Guam Amateur Golf Championship to be held on Saturday June 17, June 18, and June 24, 2023, at the Country Club of the Pacific (CCP).

The stroke play tournament format will feature some of the best golfers on  island. The tournament was originally scheduled to be held over the Memorial Day weekend, however, was postponed due to Typhoon Mawar. 

“The Guam Amateur Championship is held annually and is our signature event and the premier golfing event on Guam. The tournament will determine the 2023 Champion of both the Men and Ladies Divisions amongst Guam’s top amateur golfers. Men will tee off from the “tips” or black tees while the ladies will tee off from the red tees and USGA rules will apply,” said Sirena Cassidy, Guam National Team Director for GNGF. 

“This tournament will again feature Guam’s best golfers competing against each other over the course of three days at CCP. The golf course, which is in excellent condition, is very long and challenging and hopefully we will see good weather conditions throughout the competition,” Cassidy said. 

Our field of players will include veteran golfers Louie Sunga, Redge Camacho, Daryl Poe, Eugene Park as well as some of our talented junior players. Collegiate players Markus Nanpei, Eduardo Terlaje, Anton Lacson, and Ivan Sablan are also expected to be in the tournament field. Junior golf standouts Stussy Shiroma, Edwin Fenton, Trey Jacot and brothers Taiyo and Taisei Tagami are expected to compete as well. 

In the Ladies Division, we expect to see top junior golf standout Tyanna Jacot compete against  veteran golfers Tessie Blair, Rose Tarpley, Emiri Sunga, Hiromi Takasu and Tai Maulupe. Other  players expected to play include up and coming junior players Ava Limtiaco, Krisana Fenton, and  Mina Manibusan. 

“This year’s field includes players with a lot of international competition experience. We expect to  see a very competitive event with some low scores posted,” added Cassidy. 

As with the previous 2022 Guam Amateur Championship, the Tournament Committee has added a net score competition which will be based on the players’ actual handicaps. “We will have both a Men and Ladies Division, and there will be great prizes and trophies to be awarded to individual low net and low  gross players.”

The winners of this tournament will also earn a spot and points on the World Amateur Golf Ranking® (WAGR) through the R&A. The top men finisher will also automatically qualify for a spot on the  Guam Nomura Cup team.  

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