Rising junior golfer Monique Arroyo continued to make a name on the greens as she ruled the FCG National Tour Series at the Lomas Santa Fe in California last July 12—two weeks before the historic Olympic gold medal of weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz.
The Grade 11 student at International School Manila, the granddaughter of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and daughter of Rep. Mikey Arroyo, shot a 78 to beat Emma Rahn of the United States.
Arroyo’s impressive effort also proved too much for Boys College Prep division champion Kai Myers, who just managed an 80.
Arroyo then joined the Los Angeles Junior Championships on July 17-18 and held her own against the best players of Los Angeles County in the event recognized by the United States Golf Association.
This time, she strongly finished with a 151 against eventual champion Rilee Crosby of USA (145) and Jillian Leh of Taiwan (148).