Lascuña spiked his scorching game with a five-birdie binge from No. 9 and highlighted it with a couple of putts from 25 feet out to complete a sterling 33-31 round he actually launched with a missed green bogey on the opening hole.
“Length-wise, I think we can measure up with the rest of the field,” said Lascuña before pointing to putting as key to their campaign in the $100,000 event, the second PGTA-sanctioned tournament this year after the Daan TPGA Open in Taichung last May.
Song Mengyu, for one, is out for redemption after the sixth-ranked player in the TPGA OOM blew a huge lead in the final round and lost by two to Thai Wisut Artjanawat in Daan TPGA Open, the first-ever PGT Asia event held overseas in Taichung City last May.
On a course that provided all the ingredients to an ending replete with thrill and suspense and marked by shift in fortunes, Lascuña appeared all set to snapping a long title drought with a victory on the first playoff hole until Jaraula drilled in an improbable par-saving putt from 26 feet to force extension
Juvic Pagunsan turned the final round of the ICTSI Riviera Classic into a victory walk, closing out with a 70 for a whopping eight-shot victory over Tony Lascuña and a record fourth straight championship on the Philippine Golf Tour
Winless in over a year, multi-titled Tony Lascuña hopes to end the drought on the very course where he posted a thrilling victory two years ago as he spearheads the stellar cast in the ICTSI Bacolod Golf Challenge unfolding tomorrow at the Bacolod Golf and Country Club in Binitin.
Tony Lascuña hopes to end a long winless campaign with a victory at the ICTSI Forest Hills Championship, armed with a new putter and a confidence bolstered by his triumphs in what used to be a Philippine Golf Tour event the last two years at the Nicklaus course here.