AR Ramos and Miggy Yee combined for 159 on Friday and hung on to beat the Jonar Austria-GJ Katigbak pair by a stroke for the NGAP’s National Doubles Championship title presented by the MVP Sports Foundation at Eastridge in Binangonan, Rizal.
Ramos returned a six-over-par 78 and Yee struggled to post an 81, but their efforts were enough to hold off Austria-Katigbak for the centerpiece title in the event that forms part of the PLDT Group Amateur Tour and is backed by Pancake House, Golf Depot and Pacsports.
Austria shot a day-best 75, but Katigbak failed to make up ground on Yee, shooting a similar 81 even as Junnel Roxas and the comebacking Tonlits Asistio rallied to finish third after firing 157 for 311.
Asistio, the former PH team spearhead and promising pro, assembled a 78, while Roxas fired a 79.
Jed Dy-Ryan Monsalve also went coast-to-coast in ruling Group II, closing out with a 169 after an 85 and 84, respectively, for 333 overall, two shots ahead of Carlo Quimson and Marco Olives, who rallied to salvage second place after a 168.
Quimson and Olives, in third after the first two rounds of alternate shot and best-ball play, respectively, fired a 90 and 78 with Lanz Uy and Ryan Monsalve checking in third another stroke behind after a 169.
Carlos and Carlo Packing, who stalked Dy-Monsalve after the first two days, fired an 81 and 92, respectively, and finished fourth after a 173 and 339.
Erwin Temena-Rading Decepida also went wire-to-wire, with a closing 166 for 321 giving it a nine-shot victory over Marius Banatao-Norman Dela Pena in the Mid-Amateur division.
Decepida fired an 80, while Temena scored an 86. Dela Pena shot an 82 and Banatao an 87.