Quantcast
Latest Stories

Tabuena wrests Sherwood lead

By

TRECE MARTIREZ, Cavite—Miguel Tabuena birdied three of his last five holes yesterday to shoot a three-under-par 69 and take a two-stroke lead over Charles Hong going into the final 36 holes of the ICTSI Sherwood Hills Classic here.

The 18-year-old posted a 140 aggregate and moved in position to annex the third title of his young career as first round-leader Jay Bayron collapsed with an 82 to fall 10 shots off the pace in the race for the P450,000 top prize.

Hong matched par 72 for 142, a stroke ahead of  the veteran Mars Pucay, tour rookie Toru Nakajima of Japan and Ferdie Aunzo.

Pucay and Nakajima fired identical 70s while Aunzo, the former Philippine team spearhead, followed up an opening 70 with a 73.

The unheralded Edward Reyes fired a tournament-best 66 over the well-manicured, hazard-laden layout and vaulted into contention at 144 in a tie with journeyman Ruben Sasutil, who submitted a 71.

“It’s not perfect, but I am improving,” said Tabuena, who won last year’s kickoff leg at Splendido in Tagaytay for his breakthrough title as a pro, after his round that featured five birdies against two bogeys. “I’m feeling very good.”

Tabuena opened up with a 71 and hopes to bounce back from a dismal final two days in the rich The Country Club Invitational won by Frankie Miñoza last month.

Jun Bernis and Mark Fernando, former PH Am champions, posted 71s and were tied at 145 together with the long-hitting Orlan Sumcad, who returned a 74.

The cut was pegged at a high 154, 10-over-par, and among the noted casualties was the reedy Benjie Magada, who shot a 77 for 155, and Jonel Ababa, the former players’ Player of the Year, who fired an 84 for 159.

Chris Delos Santos, who started the day trailing Bayron by just two, also  collapsed with a 78 that put him eight strokes off at 148.  Q-School top medallist Guido Van Der Valk of the Netherlands struggled to a 76  and tied with Jay Bayron and three others at 150.

Miñoza, the reigning Japan Senior Open champion, improved slightly to a 75 and was at 151, still with a mathematical chance but needing a truly low round today to get back in the mix. In his group were the likes of Cassius Casas (73), Rufino Bayron (78) and Jessie Balasabas (73).

The P2.5-million event is being organized by the Pilipinas Golf Tournaments Inc. and by Sharp, Nike Golf, Callaway, Titleist, Custom Clubmakers, Mizuno, Cleveland Golf, Foot Joy, Event Captain Inc., Omnisource Int’l. TPGAP.


Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.


Tags: Golf , ICTSI



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement

News

  • Napoles tags over 100 officials in pork scam – Lacson
  • Vitangcol to sue Czech envoy
  • Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  • 43 out of 414 Etihad passengers yet to be found, tested for MERS-CoV – Palace
  • Sandigan junks Marcos family claim to Paoay property
  • Sports

  • Caguioa blasts ‘no heart, soft’ Ginebra on Twitter
  • San Mig Coffee grinds out win over Alaska to force decider
  • UP nips St. Benilde; Adamson blasts RTU in Filoil women’s caging
  • Kevin Garnett responds to Raptors’ GM F word
  • Albert Pujols hits 500th HR of major league career
  • Lifestyle

  • Entering the monkhood a rite of passage
  • Haneda International Airport: A destination on its own
  • Wanted: Beauty queen with a heart that beats for the environment
  • Kim Atienza: At home with art and design
  • Life lessons I want to teach my son
  • Entertainment

  • Bollywood Oscars, film stars come to Florida
  • Ex-Fox exec denies allegations in sex abuse suit
  • Kris Aquino backtracks, says Herbert Bautista and her are ‘best friends’
  • Summer preview: Chris Pratt enters a new ‘Galaxy’
  • Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in US
  • Business

  • SM to rebuild Tacloban hospital
  • PSEi slips after 4-day rally
  • Toyota sells 2.58 million vehicles, outselling GM
  • McDonald’s 1Q profit slips as US sales decline
  • SEC approves SM’s P15B retail bond offer
  • Technology

  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
  • Opinion

  • One-dimensional diplomacy: A cost-benefit analysis of Manila’s security deal with Washington
  • No ordinary illness
  • Reforest mountains with fire trees and their kind
  • Day of the Earth
  • When will Chinese firm deliver new coaches?
  • Global Nation

  • 19 Ukrainians, Russians, Filipinas rescued in bar raid
  • Filipinos coming home from Mideast must obtain MERS clearance – DOH
  • US Secret Service in Manila ahead of Obama visit
  • Palace thanks Estrada for successful HK mission
  • Hong Kong accepts PH apology; sanctions also lifted
  • Marketplace