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…