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    Miguel Tabuena edges Angelo Que by a stroke at Southwoods to become first winner on PGT Asia Tour

    Aug 18, 2017
    Miguel Tabuena scores his 13th title on domestic golf tours.

    MIGUEL Tabuena fired a bogey-free 65 to rule the Aboitiz Invitational at the Manila Southwoods on Sunday, becoming the first winner of the PGT Asia Tour.

    The Rio Olympian finished at 23-under 265 to bag the US$17,500 prize (around P900,000).

    Angelo Que hit four birdies in a five-hole stretch on the back nine but suffered with a double-bogey on par-3 No. 16 and wound up with a 67 for second spot at 266 worth $11,500.

    “It’s a great win. My putting was so good today,” said Tabuena, who sealed the win with a clutch uphill birdie putt from 10 feet at the par-5 17th.

    “But as I’ve said, it was not going to be easy, especially with Angelo around.”

    The victory was Tabuena’s 13th on the local pro circuits, including the weather-shortened Philippine Open in late 2015 and the TCC Invitational and the Luisita Championship this year.

    Indonesia’s Ian Andrew took third place with a 271 and received $7,000 in the event sponsored by Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc.

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    PGT Asia, put up by ICTSI and organized by Pilipinas Golf Tournaments, Inc. next goes to Luisita for the Central Azucarera de Tarlac Open from Sept. 6 to 9.

    Michael Bibat shot the day’s best 64, hitting five straight birdies from No. 13, and finished in fourth place at 272.
    Charles Hong shot a 67 to share fifth spot at 283 with Elmer Salvador, who fired a 68.

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    Korean-American Micah Shin and Thai Wisut Artjanawat finished tied for seventh at 274 after a 67 and 71, respectively, in the tournament backed by Custom Clubmakers, Meralco, Champion, Summit Mineral Water, K&G Golf Apparel, BDO, Sharp, KZG, PLDT and M.Y. Shokai Technology, Inc.

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