MANILA, Philippines - Nico Monsalve and Marvin Mendoza combined for 103 points as La Salle widened its lead to 12 in the seniors division while Ateneo widened its advantage to 34 in Midgets 1 at the resumption of the ICTSI-JGFP Inter-School golf tournament at the Capitol Hills Golf and Country Club and Aguinaldo Golf Club courses recently.
Handling the challenge of the short but tricky Capitol Hills course well, Monsalve made 53 Molave points equivalent to one-over-par in gross play while Mendoza chalked up 50 and with the 45 of Alllan Bumagat, the La Sallians finished with a 148 for the day and a 36-hole aggregate of 287 counting their first round 139.
The Ateneans, posting a 144 for 275, couldn’t match the firepower of La Salle and fell behind by 12 with Ralph Share debuting with a 50 and Raffy Tolentino and Mikey Punzalan each scoring 47s in the tourney backed by the International Container Terminal Services, Inc. as major sponsor and also drawing the support of Golf Depot, Philippine Airlines, Pancake House Group of Companies, Sizzlin’ Pepper and Teriyaki Boy.
La Salle 2 was at 245 after a 131, College of St. Benilde at 231 following a 135 and La Salle 3 at 139 after an 87.
Over at Aguinaldo, Ateneo appeared headed to another runaway win in Midgets 1 after Aidric Chan and Carl Jano Corpus fired 47 and 46, respectively, to help their team outscore Xavier by 23 points. From just 11 points, the Ateneo lead ballooned to 34 with their 287 aggregate counting the 42 of Marc Elson Corrales.
far ahead of Xavier’s 253.Xavier managed just 112 on the scores of Matthew Dy-Buncio (39), Enrique Diaz (37) and Lorenzo Fores(36).
Xavier 2 was in third spot at 205, Learning Links Academy fourth at 192 and Ateneo 2 at 184.
Mendoza paced the seniors individual race with a 98, four up on Joseph Uy of the College of St. Benilde. Punzalan and Monsalve were tied at 90. In Midgets 1, Chan was tied with Ira Alido of Elizabeth Seton at the top, each with 100s with Ateneo teammates Corpus and Corrales at 97 and 90, respectively.
The tourney resumes today with the juniors field playing at Capitol and Girls 1 at Intramuros.