The P2.5 million event actually marks the resumption of the local circuit after a month-long break that saw Juvic Pagunsan cap a record four-leg sweep via an eight-shot romp at Riviera and after American Tarik Can scrambled to win with a four-over card at Wack Wack in Aboitiz Invitational of PGT Asia last weekend. #ICTSI
Proving he’s a cut above the rest, Pagunsan hit three birdies at the front to tie third round joint leader Rene Menor at the helm then recovered from a bogey on No. 10 with a birdie on the 17th to match Bibat’s closing 67 and force a sudden death at 272s.
Thai Kammalas Namuangruk emerged on top of a crowded leaderboard that kept changing names up to the last putt, his run of closing even-par cards at the front preserving a two-under 68 and netting him a one-stroke lead over Michael Bibat and three others halfway through the ICTSI Iloilo Golf Challenge here yesterday.
Pagunsan had earlier hinted at skipping this week’s event after sweeping the Bacolod legs in Binitin and Marapara the last two weeks to take a much-needed break. But the ace Negrense made a change of heart and took the first flight from Negros to Iloilo Monday to resume his hunt for another crown.
The big-hitting ace from Sydney took charge in the opener of this event last year but failed to match Jobim Carlos’ record-setting 62 in the third and settled for runner-up honors for his best finish thus far in the circuit put up by ICTSI.
Princess Superal, Pauline del Rosario, Cyna Rodriguez and Chihiro Ikeda set out against the likes of multi-titled LPGT winner Yupaporn Kawinpakorn, Supakchaya Pattaranakruean, Saraporn Chamchoi and Chonlada Chayanun in what promises to be a slambang chase for top honors in the 54-hole championship serving as the sixth leg of LPGT’s 2018-19 circuit put up by ICTSI.
Clyde Mondilla sets out for back-to-back title feats at Luisita Golf and Country Club, brimming with confidence after snapping a long slump with a gripping victory in the ICTSI Luisita Invitational in Tarlac last Friday.
From the tight Binitin layout to the wider Marapara course, Justin Quiban hopes to dish out the form he flaunted in dominating the ICTSI Bacolod Golf Challenge last week as he guns for a second straight victory in the ICTSI Negros Occidental Classic unfolding tomorrow at the Negros Occidental Golf and Country Club here
Justin Quiban drove through the tight Binitin course with clockwork precision for the second straight day, shooting a six-under 64 and wresting a huge four-stroke lead over erstwhile leader Nilo Salahog and a horde of fancied pursuers halfway through the ICTSI Bacolod Golf Challenge here yesterday.
Jobim Carlos braces for a stiff challenge from an elite field out to break his impressive run of form and feats, looking for another strong finish or a title romp in the ICTSI Bacolod Golf Challenge beginning today at the Bacolod Golf and Country Club in Binitin here.