TOP seed Luis Castro and No. 2 Carl Corpus fashioned out lopsided victories to cruise to the quarterfinal round of the boys’ division of the Philippine Junior Amateur Match Play Golf Championship on Wednesday at Riviera’s Langer course in Cavite.
Castro eased out Matthew Abalos, 4 and 3, to arrange a Last 8 duel with No. 9 Pierre Ticzon, who edged eighth-seed David Guangko, 2 and 1.
Corpus defeated Rald Sarmiento, 5 and 4, for a clash with Korea’s Kim Tae Soo, who routed Paolo Barro, 6 and 5, in the PLDT Group National Amateur Golf Tour event.
No. 4 Jose Jorge warded off Korean Rho Hyun Ho, 2 and 1, to advance to a duel with No. 5 Carlo Villaroman, who survived Joaquin Gomez, 1-up.
Completing the quarterfinal cast are third ranked Paolo Wong, who blasted Vince Floro, 6 and 5, and No. 6 Sean Ramos, who trounced Masaichi Otake, 3 and 2.
In girls’ play, Sofia Legaspi, who placed fifth in the 36-hole stroke play elims, upended fourth seed Mariel Tee, 6 and 5, to seal a semis clash with top seed Harmie Constantino, who a drew a bye with No. 2 Tomi Arejola.
Sixth ranked Kim Seo bundled out third seed Kristine Fleetwood, 2 and 1, for a duel with Arejola in the Final Four.
The boys brace for a grueling day as they are to play 36 holes, including the semifinals in the afternoon with the final, also a 36-hole affair, set on Friday.
Corpus and Constantino are gunning for back-to-back championships after ruling the Philippine Amateur Open Match Play Championship at Orchard last month.