CLYDE Mondilla hopes to close out the 2014 ICTSI Philippine Golf Tour season in style as he guns for a second straight title in the P3.5 million Tournament Players’ Championship starting on Tuesday at the Southlinks Golf Club in Las Piñas.
A four-stroke win in Canlubang moved Mondilla to No. 8 in the season money list and boosted his confidence in the PGT’s season finale.
“I just hope this win is the start of something big for me,” said the 20-year-old Mondilla.
Also among the favorites in the event offering a top prize of P650,000 is Cassius Casas, who is eyeing a third win this year.
“It would be nice if I end the season with a win,” said Casas, also out to improve his No. 5 post in the money list.
Others tipped to contend for top honors are Summit leg winner Arnold Villacencio, Northwoods champion Zanie Boy Gialon, PGT ADT Orchard leg titlist Rufino Bayron, Sherwood Hills leg champion Charles Hong and John Hay stage winner Jun Rates.
Marvin Dumandan, Ferdie Aunzo, Jhonnel Ababa, Jessie Balasabas, Dante Becierra, Michael Bibat, Mhark Fernando, Anthony Fernando and Gerald Rosales are also seeing action in the finale of the 16-stage tour sponsored by International Container Terminal Services, Inc., organized by Pilipinas Golf Tournaments, Inc. and backed by Nike Golf, Pacsports Phils. Inc., Srixon, Callaway, Mizuno, Empire Golf, Footjoy, Titleist, Custom Clubmakers, Sharp, KZG and Rudy Project,
The leading pros will test the new par-72 Southlinks layout in the traditional pro-am tournament on Monday where they will be grouped with guests and amateur players of the event’s chief backers.