Tony Lascuna completes 11-stroke romp at Forest Hills for third victory of season
Tony Lascuna adds the Forest Hills title to trophies won at Luisita and Eagle Ridge.

TONY Lascuña bagged his third victory this year on the Philippine Golf Tour, completing a season-best 11-shot romp with an eagle-aided 67 on Saturday at Forest Hills Golf and Country Club in Antipolo.

Thrice a topnotcher of the PGT money list, Lascuna entered the final round with an eight-stroke lead and cruised to victory, hitting an eagle and a birdie in the last three holes for a 16-under 268 total. Lascuna bagged P360,000.

Zanieboy Gialon also shot a 67, while Orlan Sumcad carded 70 and wound up tied for second at 279. Each received P195,000.

“It’s nice to win again. I’ve been working hard to further improve my game,” said the 46-year-old Lascuña.

Lascuña’s 11-shot eclipses Clyde Mondilla’s eight-stroke triumph at Calatagan last month.

Jay Bayron shot a 71 for fourth at 280 worth P115,000, while Michael Bibat had a 72 and finished joint fifth at 281 with Rene Menor, who hobbled with a 72, and 2010 champion Mars Pucay, who shot a 70.

Marvin limped with a 73 and wound up eighth at 282, while John Rey Pactolerin ended up ninth at 284 after a 69. Elmer Salvador fired a 69 to tie Danny Zarate, who made a 74, at 285.

Clyde Mondila had a 73 for a 286 and joint 12th with Ferdie Aunzo, who shot a 71.

There are still eight legs left on the 2016 PGT season backed by Custom Clubmakers, adidas, KZG, Summit Mineral Water, Srixon, Pacsports, TaylorMade, Sharp and Champion, with Bacolod Golf and Country Club hosting the next tournament from July 6 to 9 followed by the Negros Occidental Golf and Country Club event set July 13 to 16.


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