GEN. TRIAS, Cavite – Jhonnel Ababa seeks to recall his winning form here, Clyde Mondilla vows to rebound from two mediocre finishes while Tony Lascuña hopes to attract good luck as the ICTSI Eagle Ridge Challenge fires off at the Faldo course here today.
They are just but three of the 100-player starting field aiming for a strong start and a stronger finish, this being the kickoff leg of the Philippine Golf Tour which also features a slew of foreign aces out to make an impact in the circuit put up by ICTSI.
Ababa returns to the scene of his imposing triumph that snapped a long title spell, scoring a seven-stroke victory over Elmer Salvador at the Aoki layout in the PGT Asia leg last January. He sustained that winning form at the Pradera Verde the following week and posted another emphatic win in a similar PGTA leg.
But while Ababa opts to stay cautious, Mondilla exudes confidence as the reigning PGT Order of Merit seeks to recover from two poor stints at The Country Club Invitational and the Solaire Philippine Open, also at the TCC, the last three weeks.