Luciano Armand Copok finished third in the Boys 9-10 Division at the Australian Junior Age Championship held recently at the Pines Golf Resort in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia.
The 10-year old student of the British School Manila (BSM) started tied for second after the first day with a 1-over score in the par 36 round. He duplicated his score on the second day to sit on third with a great chance to go for the win.
However, Copok ran into some bad breaks as he tripled the very first hole on the last day and could not overcome the deficit to finish 3-over par 39 for the day and 5 over total for the tournament.
Copok is preparing for the U.S. summer golf season as he will be representing the Philippines in the 2019 IMG Junior World Championship on July 7 to 11 in San Diego, California.
Copok will be joined by another Filipino qualifier in Nicole Gan, the 8-year-old student from the Immaculate Conception Academy.