Golf

Golf

Lipa City, Batangas—Dino Villanueva went on a birdie-spree at the back early and sustained his charge all the way to the finish, producing a six-under 66 and gaining solo control by four with half of the field still to complete play halfway through the Summit Point World 18 Challenge here yesterday.

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Buenos Aires—Yuka Saso hobbled with a four-over-par 74 on Wednesday but still remained in the hunt for a podium finish in women’s golf, while swimmer Nicole Oliva reached the finals in the 200m freestyle at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games here.

The 17-year-old Filipino- Japanese compiled 145 over two days, five strokes off leaders Alessia Nobilio of Italy and Kim Grace of Australia after she bogeyed four straight holes to take the turn at three-over. 

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Tarlca—Ailing Clyde Mondilla outslugged Peter Stojanovski in a virtual shootout of aces out to end a long slump on the Philippine Golf Tour, ramming in eight birdies for a bogey-free eight-64 and a one-stroke lead over the Macedonian and Jay Bayron at the start of the rich ICTSI Luisita Invitational here yesterday.

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Taiwan—Princess Superal bucked howling winds that blew from all over all day yesterday with a gutsy backside charge, shooting a two-under 70 and trailing local amateur Chia Yen Wu by three at the start of the Party Golfers Ladies Open at the National Golf Country Club in Miaoli County here.

Working on 2- to 3-club adjustments in tough conditions, Superal overcame a bogey start with a tap-in birdie on the par-5 third then came through with superb iron play at the back to sink three birdies, including another “gimme” on the closing hole that negated her other missed green miscue on No. 15.

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