TABUENA TOP PICK IN ICTSI WACK WACK
Miguel Tabuena tries to compensate for his last-hole collapse at Manila Southwoods last Sunday as he shoots for a second PGT Asia crown in the ICTSI Wack Wack Championship blasting off Wednesday at WW East course in Mandaluyong.
Tabuena ruled the inaugural leg of the region’s newest circuit, also at Southwoods last August, before the Rio Olympian shifted his campaign abroad in search of world ranking points.
He could’ve headed for this week’s $100,000 a winner but bogeyed the par-5 18th of the Masters course and missed the Resorts World Manila Masters playoff which Korean-American Micah Shin won over Thai Arnond Vongvanij.
But the 23-year-old 2015 Philippine Golf Tour Order of Merit winner shrugged off the setback, saying it was a “learning experience.”
The 106-player field includes 43 foreigners from 16 countries.
Tabuena drew four-time PGT OOM winner Tony Lascuña and PGTA Splendido leg champion Rene Menor in the 7:20 a.m. flight on No. 1.