TONY Lascuña looks to finally end the slump as the Philippine Golf Tour holds its season finale at Sherwood Hills Golf Club in Trece Martirez, Cavite.
The ICTSI Tournament Players’ Championship begins on Wednesday, with Lascuna heading the field that is without recently crowned Order of Merit champion Miguel Tabuena and Asian Tour veteran Angelo Que.
Tabuena, who secured the top spot in the Order of Merit with back-to-back victories at Wack Wack and Luisita, and Que are seeing action abroad.
Lascuña believes regaining his putting tough would be the key to winning again.
“I just couldn’t seem to putt right in the last two tournaments, especially at Luisita where I finished outside of Top 10 in a long while,” said the ace Davaoñeo shotmaker, who ended up 12th in the inaugural Central Azucarera de Tarlac.
“But Miguel is playing exceptionally well. He’s good but I could’ve salvaged my season had my putting clicked last week,” said Lascuña.
Also vying for honors in the P3.5 million TPC marking the end of the local golfing season sponsored by International Container Terminal Services, Inc. are Jay Bayron, Elmer Salvador, Orlan Sumcad, Clyde Mondilla, Cassius Casas, Zanieboy Gialon and Jhonnel Ababa.
Mars Pucay, who routed the field to snap a long title spell and win this event at Southlinks last year, is also back to defend the crown in the 72-hole event organized by Pilipinas Golf Tournaments, Inc.
Also in the field are Tonlits Asistio, Jun Bernis, Ferdie Aunzo, Jessie Balasabas, Rufino Bayron, Chris de los Santos, Marvin Dumandan, Charles Hong, Mhark Fernando, Anthony Fernando, Robert Pactolerin with a host of Korean, Japanese and Dutch challengers hope to spoil the locals’ bid in the event backed by Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Callaway, Srixon, Mizuno, TaylorMade, Nike Golf, Sharp, Custom Clubmakers, Titleist, Rudy Project, Pacsports, Omnisource, Cleveland Golf, KZG, FootJoy, Silicon, Empire and Great Depot.