Two-time LPGA winner Jennifer Rosales gathers 40 of the country’s leading and rising juniors players for the JRo Cup unfolding Tuesday (April 10) at Wack Wack Golf and Country Club in Mandaluyong City.
Unlike in the first JRo Cup that featured only the top 20 junior girls, the second edition will now include the boys in a Ryder Cup-style event with Rosales, now retired from active play, hoping to inspire the youth by providing them a tournament that will pit their talent and skills in a different kind of format.
“When I retired a couple of years ago and decided to get certified teaching, I told myself that I would want to help our golfers here,” said Rosales, the first Filipina to win on the LPGA Tour in 2004 in Georgia. She annexed her second crown in Hawaii the following year.
“I just want to inspire and motivate them and it’s time for me to give back teach them what I know,” said Rosales. “When I was going to turn pro and wanting someone to talk to about it, I really didn’t have anyone to go to, so I figured things out for myself.”