SAN Miguel-Northern Cement I retained its five shot lead as it matched Manila Southwoods’ 108 in the third round of the premiere Seniors Fil-Championship of the Fil-Am Invitational Golf Tournament on Wednesday at Baguio City Country Club.
Jingky Tuason scored 28 points, Eddie Bagtas and Bong Sison had 27s, while Chito Laureta had a 26 as for the defending champions for a 373 aggregate.
Edmund Yee scored 31 points as Southwoods also scored 108 for a 368 total.
Kui Sun Moon and Raul Minoza had 28 points and Chang Duk Jung added 25 for Southwoods, which last won the title in 2012.
Megafiber shot 112 points for 363, five off Southwoods in the tournament presented by San Miguel.
Rolly Viray and Ben Jacinto scored 29, while Jose Mari Hechanova and Rene Unson had 27 each for Megafiber.
Pugo Adventures, the 2014 champion, had the day’s best 116 to improve to 354, nine off the Megafibers.
Brothers Douglas and Fred Puckett scored 31 and 30 points, respectively, Goodie Ignacio scored 28 and Ed Montenegro had 27 points.
“It’s anybody’s ballgame yet, although we still have the advantage at lamang kami,” said Tuason, noting that the course is tough and “many mistakes happened and will happen.”
The team is counting on Bagtas, a former pro, to carry the fight on the final day.
“We are waiting for our team captain to lead us to victory,” said Tuason.
At John Hay, Dugong Bughaw got 31 points from Edgar Lee, 30 from Wilfredo Princesa and 26s from Marlon Soriano and Ed Rendon for 113 points and a 321 aggregate, 17 points clear.
Nueva Ecija Seniors scored 115 for a 304 to pass defending champion San Miguel-Northern Cement for second spot.
Joel San Vicente led the Novo Ecijanos with 31, while Ed Manzanares, Masakazu Saso and Jimmy Dy had 28s.
San Miguel got 29 points from Bobby Inigo, Arnold Duay and Rudy Amata scored 27 each and Lino Magpantay scored 25 for 108 and a 302 total.
Manila Southwoods is in fourth at 301 after scoring 109.
Efren Alvez scored 30, Herminio Salivio came in with a 29, Ariel Javelosa chipped in 27 and Reynaldo Velasco scored 21 as San Miguel finished with 398 for a 56 point victory in Seniors Am A.
“We just tried our best and carried proudly the San Miguel name,” said Velasco, whose team finished 40 points ahead of Teerrifics.
Teerrifics closed with an 89 for 342 in a tie actually with Pines Golf of California which had a closing 92.
Camp Aguinaldo finished with an 86 for a 394 and a six shot victory in Seniors Fil-A over Philippine Navy.
Domingo led Aguinaldo with 25, Arthur Ang scored 22, Martin Limgenco added 20 and Philip del Carmen had 19 points.
Navy scored 90, with Eduardo Lena coming up with 25 points, Romulo Narcida added 23, Antonio Mendoza had 22 points and Reynaldo Ochosa contributed 20.
Camp John Hay closed with a 79 for third at 370.
In Fil-F, Camp John Hay shot 89 for a three-day 320 aggregate.
Robert Basco scored 27, Alex Pumecha contributed 26, Jed Hortaleza had 22 points, while Pol Mayos and Ramon Cabrera each scored 17, one of which did not count as the co-host team leads Sandigan by 20.
Sandigan got 25 from Elmer Gardiola, 23 from Elmer Soria and 21s from Willy Bonilla and Meliton Mabilin for 90 and a 300 total.
Team Gregand stayed ahead in regular Am F after shooting a 92 at the John Hay golf course.
Greg Anders scored 26, Lot Basco had 24 points, while Jun Villaroman and Bubuy Mendoza chipped in 21 each as the team assembled 278 points.
NBI Golf Team 157 scored 97 for 278 points.
Tony Ilagan led NBI with 26, Olivo Ramos scored 25, Jsee See had 24 points and Jojo Yap scored 22 in the tournament backed by Toyota, Petron, Magnolia, SMC Global Power, Northern Cement, San Miguel Lifestyle Brews, Manor at Camp John Hay, Forest Lodge, Empire, CJH Development Corporation, Baguio Country Club, Le Chef,and the CJH Trade and Cultural Center, and Mizuno.