AMERICAN-Korean teen Micah Shin fired a 66 and young Filipino pro Miguel Tabuena carded a 68 to share the lead after the second round of the $60,000 ICTSI Eagle Ridge Invitational on Thursday at Eagle Ridge in Gen. Trias, Cavite.
Tabuena, 20, birdied two of the first three holes but dropped two strokes on the par-3 No. 15 where he needed two shots to get out of the greenside bunker then saw his putt from six feet lip out.
The 18-year-old Shin hit birdies on Nos. 2, 5, 6 and 8.
The two young shotmakers were at two-under 140 on the par-71 Aoki Course, while first-round leader Ferdie Aunzo suffered two late bogeys and wound up with a 70 for solo third place at 141.
American Brett Munson finished with back-to-back birdies for a 67 to move from joint 27th to a share of fourth at 142 with Malaysia’s Arie Irawan, who shot a 69.
Yoon Sejun of the US birdied the 17th to shoot a 70 and stay within striking distance at 143 with 36 holes left to play in the seventh leg of the Asian Development Tour and third event on the Philippine Golf Tour.
After a punishing opener where Aunzo’s even par 71 stood as the best, conditions improved a bit for the second round, enabling 23 players to submit under par scores, some of which, however, proved not enough to carry them past the cut off score at 150.
Benjie Magada aced the 152-yard No. 4 using an 8-iron and a Titleist Pro V1 ball. But his 70 failed to lift him into the final two rounds. He made an 83 in the first round and ended up in joint 69th at 153. He received P5,000 for his feat, which actually spiked a sizzling four-hole run that included three birdies from No. 3.
Angelo Que rebounded from disastrous 77 opening with an eagle-spiked 68 to move to joint seventh at 145, five shots off the joint leaders.
Tony Lascuna scored a 72 to gain a share of 11th at 146 with Miguel Ochoa (70), Dante Becierra (72), Thailand’s Poosit Supupramai (71), and Nick Redfern (73).
Rufino Bayron, winner at ADT Orchard last year, came up with a 71 for a 147 total, which was matched by Marvin Dumandan (73), Finland’s Nils Floren (71), American Greg Moss (74), Gerald Rosales (74) and Mitchell Slorach of Singapore (73) in the tournament sponsored by ICTSI and co-organized by ADT and Pilipinas Golf Tournaments, Inc.