BAGUIO—Manila Southwoods padded its lead in both Fil and Am championship divisions after the second day of action in the 72nd Fil-Am Men’s Invitational at the Camp John Hay Golf Club and Baguio Country Club courses on Thursday.
Korean Jeff Jung mixed four birdies against three bogeys for a one-under-par 68 worth 37 points to lead the way for the Cavite-based Fil squad. Kristoffer Arevalo backed him up with a 35, while Gabriel Manotoc and Carl Jano Corpus each added 33 for 138 points and 286 total in 36 holes.
Forest Hills also produced an impressive 134 points, almost matching the leader’s day output. It fortified its hold on second spot with a 263 aggregate. Gus Pacheco shot level par worth 36 points, Edison Tabalin contributed 34 and a pair of 32 from Rocky Co and Jose Raymundo.
Januarius Team (124-245) was in third. Raymund Sangil and Terence Macatangay racked up 35 points apiece and were backed up by the 31 of RJ Rizada and 29 of Kirby Lachica.
The second crew of Southwoods amassed its consecutive 119 points to be at 238. A young Royal Northwoods team composed of junior golfers made 102 for 205 followed by Riviera-Batangas Barakos with 190 after a 95 at BCC.
Josh Jorge and Lanz Uy signed for 35 and 34, respectively, and Japanese Shinichi Suzuki and Masaichi Otake each counted for 25 as Southwoods looked poised to defend its crown in both premier divisions.
Zach Villaroman led all Northwoods scorers with 29, Patrick Gene Tambalque 28, Tristan Jefferson Padilla 26 and Alexander Rajah Crisostomo 19. Santino Pineda’s 18 did not count.
Gerald Katigbak starred for Riviera-Batangas Barakos with 26, Erik Escalona 24, Eric Gozo 23 and Takuya Kawamura 22.