MIGUEL Tabuena and Angelo Que eye their second wins as the Philippine Golf Tour goes to the Anvaya Cove Golf and Sports Club in Morong, Bataan.
Tabuena won the opening leg of the ICTSI Philippine Golf at Splendido and Que ruled the ICTSI Manila Masters at Eastridge before foreign bets ruled the Asian Development Tour legs at Eagle Ridge and Sherwood.
The Anvaya Cove Invitational, the fifth leg of the 16-stage circuit organized by Pilipinas Golf Tournaments, Inc., tees off on Wednesday, with Tony Lascuna, winner of five legs last year, looking to score his first this season.
Rufino Bayron, Cassius Casas, Arnold Villacencio, Zanie Boy Gialon and Joenard Rates are also hoping to steal the show in the P3.5 million tournament that offers a top prize of P650,000.
“This will be interesting. Everybody is here and since we’re all playing for the first time in this course, there will be no clear favorites here,” said Lascuna during a break in practice on Monday.
Lascuna, Tabuena, Que and the other top pros will also get to test the course in Tuesday’s pro-am tournament where they will be grouped with guests and amateur partners of the event’s chief backers including ICTSI, Nike Golf, Srixon, Callaway, Empire Golf, TaylorMade, Custom Clubmakers and Sharp.
Also vying in the event are Orlan Sumcad, Elmer Salvador, Clyde Mondilla, Jay Bayron, Frankie Minoza, Jun Bernis, Marvin Dumandan, Dante Becierra, Jerson Balasabas, Jhonnel Ababa, Elmer Saban, Michael Bibat and Anthony Fernando.
Japan’s Toru Nakajima heads the foreign field that includes Yuta Sudo, also of Japan, Koreans Anthony Kim, Thomas Kim and Gyuha Park, young Micah Shin of the US, South African Joshua Seale and Dutchman Guido Van der Valk.