Six former champions eye a repeat at the Pilipinas Golf Tour when the ICTSI Del Monte Championship fires off Tuesday at the Del Monte Golf Club in Bukidnon.
Seven legs into this year’s PGT, no player has been able to score a “double.”
Ira Alido, who won the kickoff leg in Bacolod in come-from-behind fashion, nearly did the trick when he led in the third round of the Luisita Championship, the fourth leg. But he bumped into a more solid Miguel Tabuena in the final round and lost by two.
But the former national team hotshot is expected to contend again this week in the P2.5 million event that also serves as his buildup for another tour of duty.
But so do Rupert Zaragosa, who recorded his maiden win in Iloilo over Tony Lascuña.
Villamor leg titlist Jhonnel Ababa, Valley stage winner Reymon Jaraula, Caliraya Springs leg runway winner Lascuña, and Clyde Mondilla, who ripped the elite field in the last PGT jaunt at Forest Hills before the circuit took a two-month break.