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Gialon, Monsalve set pace at Caliraya

By: - Reporter / @MusongINQ
/ 04:25 AM April 20, 2022

Zannie Boy Gialon gunned down seven birdies in a five-under-par 67 on Tuesday to take a one-stroke lead over Joenard Rates at the start of the P2-million ICTSI Caliraya Springs Championship even as Marvi Monsalve took command in the ladies’ side of the event in Cavinti, Laguna.

Gialon, a 32-year-old who took up the game as a kid caddying for members at Apo in Davao, needed just 24 putts in a round that had two missed green bogeys in the back nine for a 32-35 that was good enough to hold off Rates, who was flawless in turning in his 68.

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“The course has been set up well,” Gialon, who had four of his birdies coming in a five-hole stretch from No. 2, said.

Clyde Mondilla, who lost in a two-hole playoff to Miguel Tabuena three weeks ago at Luisita, had an eagle-aided 69 to be two behind and two shots ahead of a nine-man group that returned 71s led by Jonel Ababa and the veteran Antonio Lascuña.

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Monsalve, meanwhile, drained all four of her birdies in the last 14 holes to carve out a 35-34 for a two-shot lead over Chanelle Avaricio, the Hallow Ridge champ seeking to win a second straight event.

Avaricio birdied the 18th and was the last player to break par, with Chihiro Ikeda shooting a 73 to be four adrift and Daniella Uy carding a 74. The ladies event is set for just 54 holes and will end on Thursday. INQ

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