Supporting his eye-popping length from the tees with great fine play, Clyde Mandila led the Eagles on Wednesday with a nine-under-par 63 to give Antonio Lascuna a seven-shot lead after 36 holes in the P2-million ICTSI Splendido. Laurel, Rhythm Championship in Batangas.
Beginning at 10 a.m., Mandela drilled a 2-iron about 364 yards from the mound, 170 yards to 170 yards, and placed a 7-iron per-5 hole for his approach, where he placed it within seven feet for that eagle. . And a 30-33 round touch for 130 sum.
“It was almost perfect,” Mandela said of his burning round, which also had eight birdies against a bogie coming in at number 12. His score was not accepted as a new course record as the second round game started in winter due to overnight rain. Rules
Lascuña returned 68 for 137, one stroke ahead of first-round leader Miguel Tabuena, who returned level 72 to tie with Dutchman Guido van der Valk for 72.
Sunshine Barracks, meanwhile, took the lead in the P750,000 women’s event with a 71 for the second time in 142 overs as they took advantage of a one-stroke over last year’s Tagaytay Highlands leg-winner Chanelle Avaricio in Thursday’s Final 18.
Avaricio scored 73 and was tied with amateur Maffee Singson, who scored 72 off 143 overs.
With the chance to finish two runners-up this season, Mandela admits to feeling pressured.
“I like to follow leaders,” Mandela said. “I’m feeling the pressure now that I have the lead, so I have to play better.”
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