RAMIL Bisera stayed on track for a return to the Philippine Golf Tour, firing a 68 to take the top spot after the third round of the qualifying tournament on Thursday at Eagle Ridge Golf and Country Club’s Aoki course in Cavite.
Bisera is at 216 heading to the final round.
The top 50 players plus ties will earn cards for the next PGT season, while the next 10 players will earn reserve status.
Richard Abaring also had a 68 and joined Danny Zarate, who had a 75, at 218.
Former Philippine Open champion Artemio Murakami fired a second straight 71 to take solo fourth at 219.
Chris de los Santos also fired a 71 for fifth at 221 followed by Nelson Huerva (74-222), amateur Jobim Carlos (67-223), Al Cruz (68-223), Johvanie Abaño (71-223) and Belem Arancon (74-223).
Former Masters champion Rodrigo Cuello also bolstered his bid get into the tour again as he matched par 72 for a 224 for joint 11th with Junro Mamaril, who made a 73.
Gerald Rosales shot a 78 after a 69 and slid to joint 13th at 225 with Henry Bolano, who carded a 75.
The qualifying tournament for foreign players will be held Feb. 3 to 6 at the Royal Northwoods Golf and Country Club in San Rafael, Bulacan. For details, visit www.pgt.ph.