AlIdo pads lead to 3 shots as Constantino gains control in women’s play
La Salle-Zobel’s Ira Alido shot a 71 and pad his lead to three over Jolo Magcalayo and Rupert Zaragosa while Harmie Constantino wrested control in women’s play with a 69 halfway through the W Express RVF Cup Amateur Golf Championship at Cangolf’s North course Wednesday.
Alido birdied three of the last five holes to turn a two-over card into another under-par effort as the 16-year-old Manila Southwoods mainstay followed up his opening 70 with a 34-37 to firm up his lead at 141 heading to the last 36 holes of the championship held as part of the PLDT Group National Amateur Golf Tour.
Magcalayo and Zaragosa stood at 144 after a pair of 73s with Magcalayo settling for a one double-bogey-birdie card and Zaragosa fumbling with three bogeys against two birdies.
Constantino, meanwhile, also leaned on late birdies to surge past erstwhile joint leaders Mikha Fortuna and Bernice Olivarez-Ilas and grabbed a one-stroke lead in the distaff side of the 72-hole event organized by the National Golf Association of the Philippines.
The former national champion submitted a 69 and storm ahead at 144.