Aunzo tries to snap title drought
Philippine Daily Inquirer
FERDIE Aunzo hopes to finally nail the elusive win on the ICTSI-Philippine Golf Tour in the P1 million ICSTI Camp John Hay Championship which unfolds April 18 at the John Hay Golf Club in Baguio City.
Aunzo holed out with a triple-bogey seven at Splendido, enabling teener Miguel Tabuena to annex his maiden victory with a final round 66 to win by three at ICTSI Splendido Classic in Tagaytay last month.
With Tabuena and the tour’s other big guns missing the action in Baguio to compete on the Asian Tour, Aunzo sets out as one of the favorites in the 54-hole event, the first pro event the par-69 John Hay layout is hosting since the 1997 Philippine Open.
“I just got to be focused. Every shot counts, so there’s really little room for mistakes,” said Aunzo, the former amateur hotshot who went on a spell since winning in the inaugurals of the circuit put up by International Container Terminal Services, Inc. in 2009. He also had two runners-up finishes in 2010.
Others out to snap out of a long title-drought and pocket the P200,000 top purse are Marvin Dumandan, Cassius Casas, Gerald Rosales, Rufino Bayron and Danny Zarate.