Gio Gandionco
Gio Gandionco
Height: 5-5
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Cebu City, Philippines
High School: Paref Springdale School

2013 Honorable Mention All-WCC 

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012-13: Named honorable mention All-WCC … one of three players to play 10 events and 27 rounds … had a top 20 finish in each of his last two events of the season and three total … shot a season-low 70 in the third round of his first collegiate event and finished tied for 40th at the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate … had a single round 75 and tied for 17th in the rain-shortened Querencia Cabo Collegiate … scored two even-par rounds of 72 and a 1-over 73 for his best three round total (217) and to par score (+1) of the season at the SCVB Pacific Invitational … shot three rounds of 77 at the Arizona Intercollegiate … had scores of 78, 77 and 75 at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate … tied for 31st at the UCI Anteater Invitational with rounds of 80, 73 and 79 … with scores of 74 and 71 tied for 17th place with a two round total of 145 (+5) at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic … had his best finish of the year at the WCC Championship tying for 13th and matched his best score of the season with a second round 70. Also had rounds of 73 and 77 for a +4 (220).  

HIGH SCHOOL: Gandionco brings a wide array of experience to the SCU between his time spent on the Philippine Junior National Team as well as his summers spent on the US Junior Golf Tournament Circuit … Received the Cebu Sports Writers Award Special Mention in both 2009 and 2012 … Finished in the top 25 at the DHL-WWWExpress National Amateur Golf Championship … Earned 3rd in the 2010 Callaway Golf Junior World Golf Qualifying Tournament … Was among the top 10 at the 2010 Philippine Amateur Golf Championship … Won the Vis-Min Youth Circuit Leg in the Philippines … Came in 4th place at the 31st Asia Pacific Junior Golf Championship in India … Finished in the top 8 athlete Sean O’Hair Junior All-Star Championship … Helped his team come in 2nd place at both the 94th Philippine Airlines InterClub Championship as well as the 1st Montecillo Cup in 2011 … Finished in the quarterfinals and top 8 of the Phil Amateur Match Play … Gandionco was ranked as one of the top amateur golfers of the Philippines. 

PERSONAL: Born in Cebu City, Philippines … son of Joesph and Marian Gandionco … has three siblings, Lia, Gisella, and Tanya … enjoys playing golf, listening to music, and hanging out with friends … Is an excellent student and is studying in Santa Clara’s Leavey School of Business.