Mondilla, Kim still tied after 3
STA. ROSA, Laguna—Clyde Mondilla and South Korean teener Kim Joo-hyung fired identical two-under-par 70s on Thursday to remain tied for the lead heading into the final round of the P5-million The Country Club Invitational here.
Mondilla, the reigning Philippine Open champion, needed to drain a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th to be able to keep in step with Kim, who dropped a shot on the same hole as the duo takes a level 216 aggregate into Friday’s final 18 holes, four shots ahead of Keanu Jahns.
Filipino-German Jahns fired a 71 built around a 32 coming home, while Angelo Que bogeyed three of his last six holes for a 74 to be six behind.
First round leader Jessie Balasabas, who won the PH Masters at Villamor last year, struggled for the second straight round with a 78 for 226 like Juvic Pagunsan, who couldn’t buy a birdie all round in a 76.
Dutch Guido Van der Valk bogeyed two of his last four holes for a 75 and a 227.
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