Local aces upbeat as 2nd Philippine Golf Tour Asia unwraps
TARLAC, Philippines — The Philippine Golf Tour Asia kicks off its second season today with a promise of a shootout among a crack international cast right at the start of the $100,000 ICTSI Luisita Championship at the Luisita Golf and Country Club here.
While majority of the foreign cast, led by those who earned their Tour cards in last weekend’s Q-School, hope to sustain their form, the local top guns will be coming into the event fresh from a long break, making them hungry and eager to slug it out with the best of the best.
“It’s been a while since we last played in the Philippine Open. So I think we have a chance here, everybody is raring to go,” said multi-titled Tony Lascuña. “I, for one, am keen on winning again.”
Others local players tipped to contend are PGTA leg winners Clyde Mondilla, Jhonnel Ababa, Rene Menor and Justin Quiban and veteran campaigners Jay Bayron, Zanieboy Gialon, Elmer Salvador, Jobim Carlos, Marvin Dumandan and Ira Alido.