Alido rallies with 64 to reign at Marapara
Ira Alido waited for the final round to become the first player to truly conquer the Marapara layout, killing seven birdies shooting six points below par 64 to complete a spectacular comeback and win the ICTSI Negros Occidental Classic with a hit against Antonio Lascuña and Rupert Zaragosa.
More than winning a second time as a pro, Alido gained much-needed confidence to campaign abroad as his rally from five knocks to the head The day gave him a total score of 279, beating some of the biggest names on the mainland.
That includes Lascuña, the regular veteran who entered the final round with a four-way draw to take the lead but suffered a costly bogey in 17th place with a 70th level that left him held to a draw with Zaragosa. pint size, who returned 68 .
“I’ve worked really hard for the past year and I haven’t gotten any good results,” said Alido, who hit a 15-foot spin to score a birdie on the 72nd hole. That’s the winning shot. “But now, it is helping me prepare to compete in more events abroad.”
Lascuña had a chance to hit the playoffs but missed a 25-foot birdie at No. 18. Frankie Miñoza, also leading after 54 holes, contested 71 to 281, a better shot than Jonel Ababa and Zannie Boy gialon.
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