TONY Lascuna looks to rebound from a disappointing finish at Eastridge as the Philippine Golf Tour goes to Batangas for the Calatagan Invitational starting on Wednesday.
“We’re all aiming for a win here and that should make it tougher,” said Lascuna, 11th in the Manila Masters two weeks ago, adding that putting will be the key in Calatagan in the sixth leg of the circuit organized by Pilipinas Golf Tournaments, Inc.
“I just hope my putting will click unlike at Eastridge where I really struggled in all four days,” added Lascuna, winner at Calatagan in 2013.
Also among the players to watch are rookie pro Jobim Carlos, Eastridge winner Clyde Mondilla and Mhark Fernando, Calatagan champion in 2012.
“I feel good and I’m confident to score another victory,” said Mondilla.
Jhonnel Ababa and Jerson Balasabas are also expected to contend for the top prize of P360,000 given their familiarity with the up-and-down layout.
Meanwhile, Albin Engino served notice of his title bid steering his team made up of Raul Montealto, Ronnie Guico and Emmanuel Rabe to a winning 16-under 56 total in Tuesday’s pro-am.
They edged Orlan Sumcad and teammates Rupert Sison, Dinno de Vera and Ely Camiling by one, while Zanieboy Gialon, along with Elimar Caranguian, Carlos Tuason and Joel Iligan also pooled a 57 but lost in the countback for runner-up honors.
Also seeing action are Charles Hong, Gerald Rosales, Elmer Salvador, Joenard Rates, Rene Menor, Rufino Bayron, Mars Pucay and Justin Quiban in the P2 million event sponsored by International Container Terminal Services, Inc.