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Bacolod City, Philippines Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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Button PATAFA bats for sustainable sports program to boost athletics
Button Philippine Ladies Open tees off at Wack-Wack


PATAFA bats for sustainable
sports program to boost athletics

MANILA-- Decades, Philippine performance in international meets have been tested to the hilt and to develop future budding talents in track and field, a sustainable sports program should be taken seriously with emphasis on grassroots development.

The year-round sports program of the Philippine Amateur Athletics Association (PATAFA) coupled with proper identification of athletes, scientific training, sound sports management and honest-to-goodness funding boosted the association campaign.

Based on PATAFA's Year-End Report, the year 2016 proved to be a boon for the association. The association made headway for the Philippines in Asian Athletics Association (AAA) and International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF). .

Philippine Ladies Open
tees off at Wack-Wack

Mental toughness and course management will be key factors in waging fairway battle by elite field of local and foreign parbusters in their quest for top honors in the Philippine Ladies Open Championship 2017, which gets going on today at Wack Wack Golf and Country Club's West Course in Mandaluyong.

Filipino ace shotmakers Yuka Saso and Pauline del Rosario will lead the local team in the annual 54-hole championship organized and conducted by Women's Golf Association of the Philippines (WGAP), which has drawn the participation of top players from Thailand, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore and the US.

Saso will boost the local campaign with her scintillating triumph in the Philippine Amateur Golf Championship last Sunday where she beat Korean Hee Ji Kim.

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