Arevalo leads PH Team to defend the home field

Kristoffer Arevalo says he has never been more ready for an event like this.  — PICTURE CONTRIBUTIONS

Kristoffer Arevalo says he has never been more ready for an event like this.—PHOTO CONTRIBUTION

CARMONA, CAVITE—Kristoffer Arevalo will live the dream starting Tuesday and says he won’t hesitate to lead Team Philippines in the 29th game of the Nomura Cup at the Manila Southwoods’ Masters.

“I’m going to attack all four days,” Arevalo told the Inquirer minutes after playing nine holes of the official round on Monday morning. “This is what I have been preparing for. This is the opportunity I want and I won’t hold back anything.”

The 23-year-old, who knows the Jack Nicklaus-designed jewel like the back of his hand, will be the fulcrum of a weak national team that will also feature Elle Bisera and Coby Rolida as they battle the best. Asia-Pacific is led by powerhouse Australia and defending champion Thailand.

“Actually, getting into the top five is achievable,” said Arevalo, who has played several international matches before the event. “We just have to have some things fall our way and who knows?”

The par-72 layout was destroyed by hurricane “Paeng” two weeks ago, and the exclusive club’s team of experts have been very successful in getting it back into the championship shape that the Southwoods coach , Jerome Delariarte, noticed a tournament with a low score due to the depth of the pitch. field.

“I think the champion of the team will definitely shoot something like 20 under 20 in four innings,” Delariarte, also a Nomura Cup veteran and professional champion, said in a private interview. “And we have a [PH] Which team will take on the challenge?”

Japan, Korea and New Zealand are other successful countries in this area.

Australia, which will be represented here by Jack Buchanan, Jye Pickin and Quinnton Croker, won a record 10 times in this three-player, two-count event. Cameron Smith, the reigning British Open champion, bannered the 2013 champion team from Down Under.

Arevalo, the world champion aged 14-15 in 2013, said: “This is a dream come true for me. “And I’m going to live that dream this week and I can’t wait to defend our home, our courthouse.”

Bisera, Rolida and Arevalo topped the 90-hole qualifying series held at the Masters two months ago, and Bisera, Delariarte said, looms as a formidable backup thanks to some of the previous national team’s experience. there. request

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