THE ICTSI Philippine Golf Tour kicks off its new season next week with the P3.5 million ICTSI Anvaya Cove Invitational with an elite cast headed by Philippine Open champion and PGT Order of Merit winner Miguel Tabuena clashing for top honors at Anvaya Cove Golf and Sports Club course in Morong, Bataan.
Tabuena’s fellow Asian Tour campaigners Angelo Que and Tony Lascuña are also vying for the top prize of P650,000 in the in the tournament set Feb. 10 to 13.
Que, a former three-time Asian Tour winner, set a course record eight-under 64 at Anvaya Cove in the final round last year to beat Lascuña by three for the title.
Tabuena is enjoying top form following a brilliant 2015 season, where he dominated the local circuit with four victories before capping it with a Philippine Open title romp at Luisita last December.
The 21-year-old golfer finished joint fourth in last week’s Singapore Open of the Asian Tour and Japan PGA Tour, finishing just three shots behind winner Younghan Song and two behind world No. 1 Jordan Spieth.
Others tipped to contend for the 72-hole championship sponsored by International Container Terminal Services, Inc., organized by Pilipinas Golf Tournaments, Inc. and backed by Adidas, TaylorMade, Pacsports Phils., Custom Clubmakers, KZG, Sharp and Anvaya Cove Golf and Sports Club., are Cassius Casas, Frankie Minoza, Jay Bayron, Rufino Bayron, Orlan Sumcad, Michael Bibat, Jun Rates, Arnold Villacencio, Clyde Mondilla.