INIGO Raymundo matched Jobim Carlos’ two-over 70 for a 140 and a share of the lead with Aidric Chan and Ira Alido in the second round of the NGAP’s fifth National Doubles Amateur Golf Championship on Monday at Camp Aguinaldo Golf Club in Quezon City.
The pro-bound Carlos birdied the last hole to soften the blow of a horrendous quadruple bogey on the par-3 No. 16.
Carlos hit an errant pitch near a wall, the ball bouncing back and hitting him in the chin for a two-stroke penalty. Stung, he overshot the green twice before chipping in for a seven.
Raymundo fumbled with a bogey on an errant drive on the par-5 No. 18.
Raymundo and Carlos, who had a 64 in Sunday’s fourball, pooled a 204.
Alido and Chan, who sizzled with a solid eight-under 62 in best-ball, came up with a 142 in aggregate as the former came up with a 66 and the latter struggled to an eight-over 76.
Ryan Monsalve and Lanz Uy were five shots behind at 209 after a 146, while Jama Reyes and Tom Kim also pooled a 146 for a 211.
Justin Quiban and Miguel Shah stood another stroke behind at 212 after a 143, while Eddie Bagtas and Jolo Magcalayo also groped for form with a 145 for a 213.
Last year’s champion Rupert Zaragosa fired a one-under 67 but new partner Joey Magcalayo had a 79 for a 146 and 214 heading to the alternate shot format in the final round of the National Golf Association of the Philippines’ final event held under the PLDT Group National Amateur Golf Tour and sponsored by the MVP Sports Foundation, Smart, PLDT and Metro Pacific Investment Corp.
Jun Bautista and Inigo Bilbao moved closer to the Group II crown as they combined for a 157 for a 226 total, seven strokes ahead of the Adrian Romero-Kevin Saclot and first day joint leaders Tony Olives-Rene Unson pairs at 233.
Cassy Isagawa carded a 70 and cushioned the impact of teammate’s Regina de Guzman’s six-over 74 as they pooled a 144 to grab a four-stroke lead over Harmie Constantino and Jona Magcalayo in Group III.
Constantino actually put in an impressive three-under 65 but Jona Magcalayo made a dismal 80 for a 145 and a 215. Erstwhile leader Marvi Monsalve and Daniella Uy faltered with a 154 after an opening 66 and tumbled to third at 220.