Asian Tour and Asian Development Tour campaigners Angelo Que and Lloyd Go try their luck on local shores when they join the ICTSI South Pacific Classic which gets underway Tuesday at the South Pacific Golf and Leisure Estates in Davao City.
They re-join the Philippine Golf Tour hoping to apply the skills they learned in the tough circuit overseas.
Both came up short in their last PGT campaigns. Que finished tied for second at Forest Hills ruled by Clyde Mondilla. Go was joint second with Mondilla in the Valley leg topped by Reymon Jaraula.
Que is a three-time Asian Tour winner. But lately he placed tied at 56th in the Indonesia Open, shared 65th in the International Series England and ended up joint 64th in the St. Andrews Bay Championship in Scotland.
On the other hand, Go finished No. 7 in the ADT Order of Merit last season. He shared 37th place in his last ADT sortie in the BRG Open in Vietnam. He also tied for 58th in Indonesia.
Those stints should fortify Que and Go’s bid in the P2-million event serving as the ninth leg of this year’s circuit organized by Pilipinas Golf Tournaments Inc. and supported by PGTI’s official apparel Kampfortis Golf.
Also making a comeback of sorts in the 72-hole championship held simultaneously with the P1 million Ladies PGT are Keanu Jahns and Joenard Rates, along with Cebu-based Japanese Gen Nagai.
Meanwhile, title-hungry Marvi Monsalve, former amateur standout Mikha Fortuna, Monica Mandario and top amateur Laurea Duque spice up the chase in the 54-hole women’s championship bannered by three peat-seeking Daniella Uy, who matched Mondilla’s title romps at Forest Hills and Del Monte.
Also gunning for a third victory in the season about to end is Luisita and Villamor leg winner Harmie Constantino, while amateur Mafy Singson hopes to build on her joint runner-up effort at Del Monte in chase of a follow-up to her three-shot triumph over Uy at Valley.