BAGUIO CITY—Aian Arcilla once again led with his 25 points as Team Glutamax Men soared to an 87 for a bigger 11-point lead over its closest pursuer in the Am G division of the 67th Fil-Am Invitational Golf Tournament, presented by San Miguel Corporation.
Arcilla was ably backed up by the 24 of Paulo Legaspi, the 20 of Robert Nazal and the 18 of Joseph Dominic Samson for Team Glutamax Men, which had a two-day aggregate of 169 for an 11-point lead over Team Anagen Hair Growers.
Seattle Fil-Am ranked third at 158 following an 80 on second day, still 12 points behind the leaders in the biggest and oldest amateur golfing event in the world.
Team Savers Mall, Quick Flow Tab Con and LNP rounded out the top six in the event backed by Toyota, Petron, Magnolia, SMC Global Power, Northern Cement, San Miguel Lifestyle Brews, Manor at Camp John Hay, Forest Lodge, Empire, CJH Development Corporation, Baguio Country Club, Le Chef,and the CJH Trade and Cultural Center, and Mizuno.
Meanwhile, Chito Laureta shut a day best one over 70 for 35 points and towed defending champion San Miguel – Northern Cement to the lead in the Seniors Fil – Championship flight at the Camp John Hay golf course Monday.
Laureta led a strong San Miguel offense as games take a break for the premiere flight prior to the expected tight battle at the shorter Baguio Country Club golf course Wednesday and finished with 135 for a two day aggregate of 265, now five off overnight leader manila Southwoods.
Benjie Sumulong and Bong Sison carded a pair of 34, while former pro Eddie Bagtas and Jingky Tuason chipped in 32, one of which did not count.
Laureta actually made three birdies against four bogeys at the par 69 layout designed by jack Nicklaus’s Golden Bear. These were birdies on par four or longer holes – the 2nd, 12th and the 16th which is one of the three par 5s.