JAKARTA, Indonesia – Team Philippines chef de mission Richard Gomez admits he did not expect the national women's golf team to immediatley add two golds and a bronze to the country's 2018 Asian Games medal haul.
The Ormoc City mayor himself witnessed Yuka Saso's eagle in the 18th hole, which gave her the gold medal over China's Liu Wenbo.
Saso's golden run, coupled with Bianca Pagdanganan's bronze-winning stint and Lois Kaye Go's No. 17 ranking, also secured the team gold.
"It wasn’t really expected," Gomez told Rappler.
"When Yuka made a putt, it was a putt for eagle and she made it, they got two golds for us so I’m surprised, I’m so happy, it’s a beautiful day for the country."
The chef de mission gleamed with hope for more golden accolades to come from boxing, judo and skateboarding in the coming days. – Rappler.com
More commonly known as “Bee”, Beatrice is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Phillippine sports governance, national teams, football and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.