Philippine Olympic Committee 1st vice-president Jose Romasanta believes Miguel Tabuena and Angelo Que will make the cut and qualify for the Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Olympic Games in August.
A list containing the names of 60 qualified golfers will be released on July 11. Tabuena is currently at No.37 while Que No.55 in Olympic Golf Rankings.
The top 15 men and women will automatically qualify while the remaining 45 slots will be awarded to the next highest-ranked players from various countries.
”I am hopeful that Tabuena and Que can make it. I believe they can make it,” Romasanta told The Manila Times.
World No. 1 Jason Day of Australia along with veterans Rory Mcllroy of Northern Ireland and Adam Scott of Australia have already decided to skip Rio because of the Zika virus threat.
So far, there are already nine Filipino athletes that are Rio-bound namely Charly Suarez and Rogen Ladon (boxing), Eric Cray, Mary Joy Tabal and Marestella Sunang-Torres (athletics), Hidilyn Diaz and Nestor Colonia (weightlifting), Kirstie Elaine Alora (taekwondo) and Ian Larriba (table tennis).
Philippine national pole vault record holder Ernest John Obiena, meanwhile, is still trying to attain the Olympic standard before the July 11 deadline set by the International Association of Athletics Federations.