Castañeda takes 1st and 2nd place in two summer golf tourneys & reps PH in European golf competition in Scotland

July 02, 2018
Jong Castañeda

Maio CastañedaLast summer, then-incoming AJHS grade 10 student Maio Castañeda (now in La Storta/10-Garate) had a successful golf campaign with convincing wins in several tournaments in April and May 2018. From April 13 to 15, Maio led his Ateneo-Valley team in winning the Team Championship in the Montecillo Division during the PAL Interclub Tournament at Pradera Golf Club. He took 1st place honors in the Boys 13 to 18 yrs old individual category in the Montecillo Division with a total of 133 pts. In the IMG Junior World Qualifying Tournament from May  3 to 6 at the Pradera Golf Club, Maio took 4th place against a very strong line up, posting a 309 in stroke play in 4 rounds. He had strong performances in the 1st round and the final round with a 3 over and 4 over that put him in contention for the top 3 spots up to the last round. In his 3rd and last tournament last May 9 to 11, Maio won 2nd place in the US Kids World Qualifying tournament at the Orchard Golf Club, posting a total of 248 in 3 days. These three tournaments prepared him for the US Kids European Golf Tournament in Scotland where he was the lone representative for the Philippines in the boys 14 yrs. old division. Maio is also a member of the Varsity Football Team where he is part of the 2003 age group.