Lascuña ties Salvador; Que books a 64By Musong R. Castillo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
CARMONA, Cavite—Antonio Lascuña, who just a month ago snapped a long winless spell on local soil, put himself in a position to score again by shooting a two-under-par 70 and catching Elmer Salvador in the lead going into the final round of the ICSTI Southwoods Championship.
Lascuña tied the former Philippine Open champ Salvador at 207, and the duo will be trying to hold off Angelo Que, who pulled within three shots of the pace after a sizzling course-record 64 at the Masters layout here.
Que, who once called this course home as an amateur, gunned down nine birdies against a lone bogey—on No. 16—as the multiple leg winner on the Asian Tour erased the long standing record of Frankie Miñoza that Salvador tied on Wednesday.
Marvin Dumandan shot a 70 to be at 212, with Anthony Fernando, Rufino Bayron and rookie Clyde Mondilla another stroke back after firing a 68, 71 and 71, respectively.
Que started the day 10 strokes off the pace but quickly made a run at the leaders with a frontside 31.
Fernando, the former PH Am champion who is also winless as a pro, also scorched the front nine with his version of a 31 but couldn’t pick up another shot in his next eight holes.
Zannie Boy Gialon was the last player under par, firing a 67 for 215.
The leading scores:
207—A. Lascuña 69-68-70, E. Salvador 65-71-71; 210—A. Que 74-72-64; 212 – M. Dumandan 68-74-70; 213—A. Fernando 70-75-68, R. Bayron 71-71-71, C. Mondilla 69-73-71; 215—Z. Gialon 71-77-67; 216—E. Saban 75-69-72, A. Engino 70-69-77; 217—A. Villacencio 76-73-68, T. Macatangay 67-76-72, M. Bibat 66-79-72, M. Fernando 72-71-74; 218—J. Bayron 72-73-73, C. Hong 75-69-74, M. Tabuena 73-70-75