Antonio Lascuña and Miguel Tabuena slug it out in a shot for shot final round at the ICTSI Apo Golf Invitational in Davao, which eventually saw Asian Tour veteran Lascuña nip Tabuena by one stroke to win the event.
Tabuena had earlier triumphed at the ICTSI Rancho Palos Verdes Classic with 23-under par, ahead of Elmer Salvador (-22) and Clyde Mondilla (-15).
Lascuña fired a clutch birdie on the par-3 17th to wrest control and then matched Tabuena's closing birdie to nail the elusive crown in the P1.5 million ICTSI Apo Golf Inviational by a stroke.
Bracing for a play-off after a day-long shoot-out with Tabuena, Lascuña came away with a solid 7-iron tee-shot on the 170-yard hole to within four feet, then 2-putted for birdie on the par-5 18th to frustrate the young gun and finally score a victory after nine legs of the ICTSI Philippine Golf Tour.
Elmer Salvador moved within one with a birdie on 12, but fumbled with three bogeys in the next six holes. Salvador birdied the 18th to salvage a 72 and solo third at 284 and P105,000 in prize money.Frankie Minoza, who shared the half-way lead, rallied with a 69 to secure fourth place, while Davao-based Korean-American Micah Shin fired the tournament-best 65 to snatch fifth at 287. Read more...