Clyde Mondilla with maiden win, takes ICTSI CANLUBANG INVITATIONAL at -13! Keanu fumbles after T2 at halfway mark and ends T14.
Clyde Mondilla (70, 69, 67, 69 / 275) of Del Monte won the ICTSI CANLUBANG INVITATIONAL over last year's champion, Cassius Casas (68, 70, 70, 71 / 279) with a whopping 4 strokes at 13-under par and finally joined the ranks of winners on the ICTSI Philippine Golf Tour.
Unlike last year, when Mondilla fell to pressure and bowed to veteran Casas on the 2nd play-off hole at the gorgeous Canlubang Golf and Country Club, Mondilla this time kept perfect composure over Casas, Dante Becierra, Marvin Dumandan and Arnold Villacencio, who all finished the tournament at 9-under for a share of T2 prize money.
"It's a nice feeling to win for the first time. I just hope this is the start of something big for me", said the 20-year old Mondilla, a former national champion, who showed much promise when he joined the PRO ranks in 2012.
It took Mondilla two years before nailing the elusive win. The taste of victory must be sweet though, since he beat last year's champion who snatched victory from him in a heartbreaking play-off in 2013. His win also came two weeks after Mondilla blew his chance of claiming the ICTSI SUMMIT CLASSIC, where he incurred a 2-stroke penalty for violating a rule on using an umbrella while putting.Read more...