Menor’s next goal: 2nd pro win at Riviera
Rene Menor heads to the ICTSI Riviera Classic, the third leg of the inaugural Philippine Golf Tour (PGT) Asia that tees off Wednesday, carrying the momentum of his first professional triumph.
Menor said the demanding Langer course and the field of foreign aces who missed last week’s Splendido Classic makes his bid a more challenging one.
“I wish I could get a chance to win again but Langer is tougher and the field is stronger,” said Menor, who battled from six down to get a slot in the playoff and edged Pasavee Lertvilai of Thailand on the sixth playoff hole to conquer Splendido on Sunday.
Menor will also face anew the local aces who crumbled at Splendido, including Rufino Bayron, Tony Lascuña, Clyde Mondilla, Mars Pucay and Jhonnel Ababa.
The fourth stop of the region’s newest circuit, organized by Pilipinas Golf Tournaments, Inc., will be on Nov. 15 to 18 at Wack Wack while Luisita will host the Central Azucarera de Tarlac Open on Nov. 29 to Dec. 2.
The ICTSI PGT, on the other hand, will hold the Players Championship—its final tournament for the year—on Sept. 26 to 29 at Summit Point in Batangas while the first ICTSI National Pro-Am will be played on Oct. 17 to 19 at Mt. Malarayat in Lipa City, Batangas.
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