CLYDE Mondilla looks to end a run of poor form as he sees action in the Delimondo National Pro-am ahead of the resumption of the Philippine Golf Tour and PGT Asia Tour.
Winner of four tournaments to top the PGT money list last year, Mondilla turned in mediocre showing in the early going of the new season.
He focuses on regaining his form as he teams with Jeric Hechanova for Team Luisita starting on Wednesday in the 54-hole Pro-Am at Splendido Taal Golf Club in Laurel, Batangas.
Mondilla missed the cut in the kickoff leg of the PGT won by Dutchman Guido Van der Valk at Eagle Ridge in March and finished tied for 31st in the first leg of the second PGT Asia topped by Austraia’s David Gleeson at Luisita two weeks ago.
“With Clyde’s 320-yard-plus drives, I expect to use shot irons. And he can easily reach the par-5s with his second shots from my drive,” said Hechanova. “I think we compliment each other as the short irons, short game and putting are my strong points.”
Back are Tonton Asistio and Jude Eustaquio, who nipped Jelbert Gamolo and Jolo Magcalayo in sudden death in last year’s inaugural staging of the event put up by ICTSI.
The winning pro gets P360,000 from the prize fund of P2 million while the top amateur will receive trophy and gifts in the event also featuring the pairs of Jhonnel Ababa-Jaemin Koo, Ira Alido-Martin Guiang, Ferdie Aunzo-George Punasen, Jay Bayron-Tony Olives, Michael Bibat-Joel Yamyamin, Jobim Carlos-DJ Padilla, Marvin Dumandan-Rex Goquingco, Mhark Fernando-Nico Sevilla.
Also in the field are Jelbert Gamolo-Rupert Zaragosa, Zanieboy Gialon-Ian Dagatan, Tony Lascuña-Denden de Castro, Justin Quiban-Moulay Rhounimi, Joenard Rates-Jojo Roxas, Elmer Salvador-Oliver Gan, Orlan Sumcad-Malic Umpur and Arnold Villacencio-Ralds Sarmiento.
Also out to foil the locals’ bid are Van der Valk, who is teaming up with Andrew Nemec, Korean Park Jun Sung, with Jordan Mamaril as partner, and Spain’s Salvador Paya Vila, who will be partnering with Daniel Crisostomo.
Play will be foursomes with the top 40 teams after 36 holes advancing to the finals.