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Friars Dominate IMG Qualifiers

The Guam National Golf Federation held the sixth and final round of the IMG Academy Junior World Golf Championships on Saturday with players in the 15-18 division competing to represent the island. The amateur qualifier was open to high school-aged players from all over the island, but the lineup in the boys’ division was dominated by players from the only school to stay committed to coming out on the golf course as a team — the Father Duenas Friars.

Although Ivan Sablan, Eduardo Terlaje, Jacob Fergurgur, Anton Lacson, Markus Nanpei and Ian Paulino were competing independently, the athletes have been practicing and competing together in the GNGF Men’s Junior Division events. While they may not be able to compete as a team in the Independent Interscholastic Athletic Association of Guam, they’ve kept the FDMS brotherhood alive, working to hone their skills while other teams have been letting their golf clubs gather dust.

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