Pinoy golfer places 7th in Universiade

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Golfer Lloyd Jefferson Go finished seventh overall in the men’s individual of the 2015 Summer World University Games golf competitions on Sunday at the Naju Gold Lake Country Club in Gwangju, South Korea.

The 20-year-old Go had 285 on 69 in the first round, 74 in the second, 73 in the third and 69 in the fourth. His teammate Nico Evangelista was 44th with 313 (81-78-76-78).

Japaense Kazuki Higa bagged the gold medal with 273 while Nicolas Platret of France (274) and Natipong Srithong of Thailand (274) secured the silver and bronze, respectively.

Mapua Institute of Technology bets Bonna Magcalayo and Gabriel Ancheta, on the other hand, bowed out of contention in their respective weight classes in the tae kwon do competitions at the Chosun University Gymnasium.


Magcalayo absorbed a 3-13 loss to Siri Barnette Rose of Chile in the Round-of-16 of the women’s 73-kilograms division while Ancheta succumbed to Andrei Rotaru of Republic of Moldova, 1-13, in the Round-of-32 of the men’s 63-kgs. category.

Host South Korea is still on top of the medal board with 36 golds, 26 silvers and 23 bronzes but powerhouse China and Russia are inching closer with 30-17-13 and 29-34-40 respective medal outputs.

Japan is in fourth with 23-21-32 followed by US (17-13-16), France (12-9-8), Italy (10-14-17), Ukraine (6-12-5), Iran (6-2-6), Germany (5-4-8), Kazakhstan (5-0-4), Taiwan (4-8-16), Lithuania (4-1-3) and Poland (3-9-3).

The World University Games, also known as the Universiade, is organized by International University Sports Federation under the motto “Excellence in Mind and Body.” It is a multisporting event for university students aiming to promote education and culture as well as building friendship through sports

It is the largest sporting event next to the Olympics, better than the Southeast Asian Games, Asian Games and other regional sporting events.

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