Clyde Mondilla romps to eight-stroke win in Calatagan, second straight title in Philippine Golf Tour
Young pro Clyde Mondilla leads the money list after two tournament wins.

CLYDE Mondilla won his second straight title on the Philippine Golf Tour, posting an eight-stroke victory with a closing 69 on Saturday in the ICTSI Calatagan Invitational in Batangas.

The 23-year-old Mondilla, winner at Eastridge two weeks ago, completed a wire-to-wire win and bagged P360,000.

Mondilla led by as many as nine over Jhonnel Ababa after 13 holes in the final round but suffered back-to-back bogeys from No. 15. He capped his tournament with a birdie on the par-5 18th.

“It’s nice to win again. I really expected Elmer Salvador and Jhonnel to make their charge but I was able to hold them off after I birdied No. 4,” said Mondilla, who pooled a 72-hole total of 17-under 271 to post the biggest winning margin in six legs this year.

Mondilla leads the money list with earnings of P1,579,896.

Ababa wound up second and bagged P250,000 despite a 73 for a 279, while Tony Lascuna was third with a 72 for a 280 worth P140,000.

Salvador also birdied No. 4 but sputtered with five bogeys, including three straight from No. 7, and limped home with a 76 to drop to joint fourth at 281 with Japanese Syotaro Onuki (70) and Jay Bayron (71).

Rufino Bayron fired a 68 to salvage seventh at 282, while 2011 champion Mhark Fernando matched par 72 for a 284 followed by Zanieboy Gialon, who also rebounded with a 68 for a 285.

Joenard Rates had a 73 and ended up tied for 10th at 287 with Mars Pucay, who shot a second straight 70.

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