Lascuña, Constantino grind out contrasting wins

Antonio Lascuna (right) with Harmie Constantino

Antonio Lascuña (right) with Harmie Constantino. —CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Coming up short despite clear shots in the last three events, Antonio Lascuña on Sunday ended the Philippine Golf Tour season on a winning note after dismantling the ICTSI Villamor Match Play field.

With a 4&3 victory over Keanu Jahns, Lascuña became the Tour’s first match play champion, a distinction shared by Harmie Constantino, who took out young amateur Rianne Malixi after a pitch-in birdie on the 19th hole which she said “came as a surprise.”

Lascuña opened up a 4-up lead after the first eight holes, and not even a slip on the cart path on No. 10 could slow him down.

“I really wanted to end the year on a positive note,” Lascuña said in Filipino. “Finishing second (at Eagle Ridge, Riviera and Pradera Verde) was very hard to take. So I’m very happy. This is my first win since…

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