TONY Lascuña eyes back-to-back wins as Asian Development Tour and Philippine Golf Tour action goes to the Manila Southwoods starting on Wednesday at the Legends course in Carmona, Cavite.
Lascuña won by four over Korea's Park Jun Hyeok two weeks ago in the PGT at Luisita but knows winning back-to-back will be tough at Southwoods with the field featuring top players from the ADT.
“I like my chances. I’m hitting the ball pretty well and I’m confident coming off a win,” said Lascuña. “But I think I would still need some luck or good breaks to win again because the field is strong and formidable.”
From Southwoods, the men of the tour head to Sherwood Hills Golf Club in Trece Martirez, Cavite next week for the fourth leg of the PGT and the 11th stage of the ADT.
Aside from the momentum, Lascuña hopes to cash in on his local knowledge of the bunker-laden layout, his home course, which will play to a par-71 after organizers made it more challenging by converting the par-5 15th to a par-4.
Lascuña and the other leading pros, including Tabuena and a number of ADT leg winners, test the course one last time on Tuesday as they play in the pro-am tournament with guests and officials of the event’s chief backers, including Custom Clubmakers, adidas, KZG, Sharp, Summit, Srixon, Pacsports, TaylorMade and Champion.
“Everybody has a chance here but I hope to be in contention in the final round and let’s see what happens,” said Lascuña.
Also seeing action are former ADT leg champions John Michael O’Toole and Josh Salah of the US, Malaysia's Gavin Green, Japan's Shunya Takeyasu and Thailand's Poom Saksansin, Wisut Artjanawat, Thammanoon Sriroj, Rattanon Wanasrichan, Nirun Sae-Ueng.
Itthipat Buranatanyarat, who ruled the Sherwood ADT last year, is also seeing acgtion along with Janne Kaske of Finland, India’s Chikkarangappa S., Aussie Jake Stirlin, New Zealand’s Sean Riordan and James Byrne of Scotland.