CHITO Laureta fired a day’s best one over 70 for 35 points to power defending champion San Miguel-Northern Cement to the lead on Monday in the Seniors Fil-Championship flight of the 67th Fil-Am Golf Invitational Tournament presented by San Miguel at the Camp John Hay golf course.
Laureta led a strong San Miguel offense for a 135 and a two day aggregate of 265, five clear of overnight leader Manila Southwoods as action in the premier flight takes a break prior to the expected tight battle at the shorter Baguio Country Club golf course on Wednesday.
Benjie Sumulong and Bong Sison both scored 34, while former pro Eddie Bagtas and Jingky Tuason both submitted 32, one of which did not count.
Laureta made three birdies against four bogeys at the par 69 Nicklaus Design course.
Raul Minoza scored a second straight 34 to lead Southwoods.
Kui Sun Moon had a 33, Edmund Yee, who scored an opening 38, had a 31 and Chang Duk Jung chipped in with 28 for the team’s 126 and 260 total.
Megafiber shot a 125 for a 251 total and third spot, while 2014 winner Pugo Adventure shot a 120 for a 238 total.
Dugong Bughaw scored 97 points for a 208 total, widening its lead over defending champion San Miguel Northern Cement I to 14 in Seniors Am Championship action.
Noel Marcellano once again led Dugong Bughaw with 26 points, Edgar Lee and Marlon Soriano counted with 24 each, while Wilfredo Princesa added 23 for the team which will also have a rest day before play moves to the longer CJH course on Wednesday.
Rudy Amata led San Miguel with 28 points, Jeric Hechanova scored 27, while Bobby Inigo and Arnold Duay added 18 and 17 points, respectively.
Bryan Park led Southwoods with 24 for the team’s 88 point production and 192 total to slip to third from second, a point off Nueva Ecija which shot the day’s best score of 100.
Meanwhile, Camp Aguinaldo carded a second straight 106 but suffered a two point deduction and saw its lead trimmed to three points after two rounds in Senior’s Fil-A.
The team has 210 points, three up on Philippine Navy Golf Club which scored 108.
Domingo Manuel paced the Aguinaldo team with 30 points, Arthur Ang chipped in 29, while Martin Limgenco and Philip del Carmen counted with 27 and 20, respectively.
The Navymen had 29 points from Antonio Mendoza and Romulo Narcida and a pair of 25s from Reynaldo Ochosa and Eduardo Lena for the team’s 207.
Project Lazarus also scored 108 points for its 199 as the teams take a break before going to the short BCC golf course.
San Miguel-Northern Cement got 27 from Efren Alvez as the team amassed 85 and 183 total for a 20 point lead on Macquarie Links.
Ariel Javelosa and Herminio Salivio both scored 23, while Manny Bonuan added 12 to count for San Miguel.
Macquarie scored 81 for 163 and a three point lead on host BCC which made 84 on day two.
Dradjan E-MTI assembled 95 points and wrested the lead from Golf F/Veterans midway through the Seniors Fil-B.
Nap Rosito scored 28, Tom Panis submitted 24, Cris Santos chipped in 22 and Deo Halog added 21 as the team amassed 184 for a five point lead on Golf F/Veterans.
Jun Bugaco came in with 25 to lead Golf F/Veterans which made 87 and with their opening 92, the team now has 179 after a 23 from Flor Fajilan, 20 from Bong Joven and 19 from Pol Garcia. Isabela Golf Club – PR Bank equaled the flight best 95 and improved to third spot, three off Golf F/Veterans.
In Seniors Am-B, Golf F/Veterans remained atop the standing midway through the tournament after assembling 72 points for a 150 total, eight points ahead of Korea Morning Calm.
Tom Vargas led the team with 24, Jose Cortina made 23, Ben Baya added 13 and Art Mendoza scored 12.
Korea Morning Calm got 22 from Phil Woolford, 19 from Ung Yong An contributed 19, Kevin Moraghan scored 16 and Gale Winchester had 14 for the team’s 71 and 142 total. Rural Bankers-Capitol also shot a 71 for a 134 total and third spot.
Salvador Arcilla scored 25 points to lead Team Glutamax Men to 85 for 169 and their one-point lead ballooned to 11 in Am-G action.
Paulo Legazpi scored 25, Robert Nazal submitted 20 and Joseph Dominic Samson scored 19 to count for the team in the five to play four to count event 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.
Team Anagen Hair Growers shot 77 and a 158 total for a one shot lead over Seattle Fil-Am which submitted 80 points.
John Marasigan scored 27 points as EK Amigo came up with 93 points for a 192 total to assume a one point lead in Fil-G.
The Amigos got 24 from Dan Pangilinan and 21s from Dan Paatan and Rudy Ragracio as the team leads a surging FilKor which shot a flight best 105 for 191.
Errol Collado led FilKor with 29, Roberto Figueroa had 26 and Sung Kil Kim and Mu Go Gwang had 25s to count for the team which started the day 18 shots off Apo Golfers Team Service.
Apo scored 84 for a 188, two off Square & Compass Nueva Ecija. Isabela Producers scored another 89 for 178 points and lead Sandigan 82 by eight which improved to 94 and 170 total in Fil H.
Neil Guimmayen led Isabela with 27, Romy Cua had 22 and a pair of 20s from Tony Valencia and Gigi Jayme. Kalikid Forever shot 79 points and 151 points to retain third spot.
Lito Aure shot 27 points as Club Intramuros cruised to 81 points and 152 total to see their lead swell to 18 points. Vic Costes made 23, Ige Arrellano shot 22 and Dodo Serafica had nine points.
Isabela Golf Coub-Traders scored a second 67 to stay in second spot with 134, a point ahead of Isabela Builders which scored 70.