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Defending champion Corpus tops elimination round, seals KO duel vs Korean

04:58 AM April 24, 2019

Carl Corpus blew a one-under card with a shaky windup for a 75 but nipped Sean Ramos in a playoff to clinch the top seeding in the Philippine Amateur Open Match Play Championships at Luisita Golf and Country Club in Tarlac on Tuesday.

Corpus holed out with back-to-back double bogeys for a 36-39 as the defending champion pooled a 148 after 36 holes of stroke play, then beat Ramos for low medal honors heading to the knockout stage beginning Wednesday.

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He clashes with Korean Ha Tae Won, who finished at 160 after an 82 and edged Jeffrey Gabe, who shot a 76, in the countback for the 16th and last spot in the tournament.

Ramos turned in a 74 to match Corpus’ 148 but settled for the No. 2 spot for a face-off with Seo Dong Bin, who figured in a three-way tie for No. 15 with a 79.

Leandro Bagtas also carded a 74, which proved to be the best in Tueday’s tough conditions, and finished third with a 150 for a duel with No. 14 Josh Jorge.

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