Quantcast
Latest Stories

Tabuena nurses one-shot buffer

By

TRECE MARTIREZ, Cavite—Miguel Tabuena fired a roller-coaster two-under-par 70 yesterday and barely clung to the lead at the ICTSI Sherwood Hills Classic after Japanese qualifier Toru Nakajima fired a 68 to come within a stroke.

The 18-year-old Tabuena broke out of a tie for the lead with Nakajima with a birdie on the 17th as he moved on course for the third title of his young career with a 210 total going into his final-flight duel today with the campaigner from Yamanashi prefecture.

Nakajima pounced on a bogey-bogey start by Tabuena, the two-day leader, and made the turn at 32 to wipe out a three-stroke deficit.

But the Japanese, who finished tied for second behind Dutchman Guide Van Der Valk in the Tour qualifying two weeks ago at Splendido, lost momentum after lapsing into back-to-back bogeys from the 10th. Charles Hong matched par for the second successive day and dropped to third, now four strokes off the pace, even as Edward Reyes, a 21-year-old Tour qualifier who fired a tournament-best 66 on Thursday, returned a 71 to remain in the hunt at 215.

The legendary Frankie Miñoza, one of the pre-tournament favorites following his victory in the rich The Country Club Invitational last month, cracked par for the first time with a 70 and lay 11 shots off Tabuena.

Tabuena actually gunned down seven birdies—his most in a day this week—but had an uncharacteristic five bogeys and failed to build a comfortable buffer going into the final 18 holes of the circuit’s kickoff leg.

He remained confident of his chances, though.

“I’ve been saying this the last three days and I will say it again: I’m really feeling good (about my chances) in this tournament,” said Tabuena.

Only four players remained under par with former national team spearhead Ferdie Aunzo staying even after a second consecutive 73.

The veteran Mars Pucay returned a 74 and stood at 217 like Carl Santos-Ocampo, who submitted a 70.

The leading scores (Filipino unless stated): 210—M. Tabuena 71-69-70; 211—T. Nakajima (JPN) 73-70-68; 214—C. Hong 70-72-72; 215—E. Reyes 78-66-71; 216—F. Aunzo 70-73-73; 217—C. Santos-Ocampo 75-72-70, M. Pucay 73-70-74; 218—G. Rosales 72-77-69, Z. Gialon 74-73-71, M. Fernando 74-71-73; 219—G. Van Der Valk (NED) 74-76-69; 220—R. Bayron 73-78-69, C. Casas 73-78-69, T. Yoshinaga (JPN) 73-76-71, J. Bernis 74-71-75, R. Sasutil 73-71-76; 221—F. Miñoza 76-75-70, N. Salahog 77-71-73; 222—M. Dumandan 71-78-73; 223—C. Mondilla 74-76-73, C. Delos Santos 70-78-75; 224—J. Bayron 68-82-74, M. Bibat 77-73-74


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 Sherwood Hills Classic , Miguel Tabuena , Toru Nakajima



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
  1. Vietnam says it will not host Asian Games
  2. Pacquiao back in PH, heads home to wife, kids
  3. Manny Pacquiao in PBA? If so, he’ll wear No. 17
  4. Duke freshman declares for NBA draft
  5. Power Pinays smash India in Asian Women’s Club volleyball opener
  6. Freddie Roach: I’m satisfied; Manny Pacquiao did well
  7. Federer would skip tennis to be with wife, newborn
  8. Nadal passes clay landmark with 300th victory
  9. Ginebra’s new import Freeman arrives, makes PBA return vs ROS
  10. After Pacquiao, BIR chief Henares runs after boxing fans
  1. ‘Mommy D’ steals show as son fights
  2. Pacquiao wins unanimous decision vs Bradley to reclaim WBO title
  3. Pacquiao: I’m ready for Mayweather bout
  4. Manny Pacquiao: I’ll have everything back
  5. Mommy Dionisia explains ‘vodoo’ act vs Bradley
  6. Pacquiao punching power ‘way harder’ in first fight—Bradley
  7. Wrestling star Ultimate Warrior’s cause of death revealed
  8. My ideal weight is 140, declares Pacquiao
  9. Pacquiao ‘strong, faster’ for tiff
  10. Pacquiao survives sneaky haymaker in 4th round
  1. ‘Mommy D’ steals show as son fights
  2. Pacquiao wins unanimous decision vs Bradley to reclaim WBO title
  3. Pacquiao: I’m ready for Mayweather bout
  4. Mayweather surprise visitor to Bradley camp
  5. Bradley won’t last distance– Peñalosa
  6. Manny Pacquiao: I’ll have everything back
  7. Mommy Dionisia explains ‘vodoo’ act vs Bradley
  8. Pacquiao punching power ‘way harder’ in first fight—Bradley
  9. Wrestling star Ultimate Warrior’s cause of death revealed
  10. Tapering off: Pacquiao already at 147 lb

News

  • Pakistan library named ‘bin Laden,’ as memory fades
  • US teacher fired over comment on black president
  • Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital
  • Title of new Hillary Clinton book: ‘Hard Choices’
  • Filipinos, Dutch re-enact crucifixion of Christ
  • Sports

  • Nadal ousted by Ferrer in Monte Carlo quarters
  • Pacquiao shorts in Bradley fight sold for P1.7M in LA auction
  • Ryu pitches Dodgers past Giants
  • Alonso sets the pace in Chinese GP practice
  • Heat seek Three-peat but Spurs, Pacers top seeds
  • Lifestyle

  • Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building
  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • Entertainment

  • Myx TV premieres Asian American ‘docu-series’
  • A nutty finale for ‘Scandal,’ TV’s craziest show
  • EXO postpones release of mini album ‘Overdose’
  • ‘X-men’ filmmaker slams ‘fabricated’ sex attack claims
  • Singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard on trial in DC
  • Business

  • US commerce secretary spells out economic facet of ‘pivot to Asia’
  • Italy sells luxury state cars on eBay
  • Asian shares mostly up in quiet trade
  • Dollar up in Asia on US jobs data, Ukraine deal
  • Barbie doll has a problem
  • Technology

  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • Las Vegas ‘Pinoy Pride’ fest hails Filipino heritage
  • Marking Jesus’ journey on Good Friday
  • Filipina accomplice arrested for fake bills in Malaysia
  • DoH denies Filipino nurse no longer positive for MERS virus
  • WHO warns vs spread of MERS-Cov, urges vigilance in taking precautions
  • Marketplace