HOME hope Angelo Que put together a six-under-par 66 to grab a share of the lead in the US$750,000 Resorts World Manila Masters on Friday at Manila Southwoods' Masters course.
Riding the form that gave him a fourth-place finish in the last Asian Tour stop in India last week, the 34-year-old Que fired eight birdies to catch overnight leader Jazz Janewattananond of Thailand and Canada’s Richard Lee going into the weekend play.
“I’ve been playing with a lot of confidence since finishing fourth in India last week. I am in top form coming back to play on home soil this week," said Que, a three-time winner in the Asian Tour - his last coming in the Philippine Open at Wack Wack in 2008.
"It’s good to see my wife following me throughout my round. It’s easier to play when I know my family is close by. I’m more relaxed on the course too,” Que added.
Jazz, looking to become the second youngest winner on tour at 17, fired a 69 and Lee a 68 to join Que at 133 - a shot up on Malaysia's Nicholas Fung (64), Thai Prom Meesawat (67), Spain's Carlos Pigem (66) and Englishman Chris Rodgers (66).
Brazilian Adilson da Silva (67) and Amrican David Lipsky (67) are another shot back while Charles Hong is the only other Filipino with a chance at the title, joining five others at 136 after a 70.